Anxiety and Sleep?

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So last night i have an attack and could not not sleep until 8am. Then i wake up at 11am and had another attack probably since i felt so nauseous. Eventually I feel tired enough and go back to bed at 6 and only sleep for three hours before waking up feeling edgy again but didnt have an attack. Is it unusual for anxiety to mess with my body clock like this?

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    Hi max

    Yes it is. I suffer from bad anxiety and panic attacks. I will be awake for another couple of hours because I cant sleep worrying and stressing over things. Then I may nod off and then wake up within a couple of hours. They really are awful. I'd love to be the carefree person I was 20 odd years ago. They are awful things that ruin your life. I know exactly how you feel.

    Take care x

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    No its common. It does what it wants. Its cycling. After the first cycle thats when you immediately need to use cbt and mindfullness breathing techniques. Calm the mind at least. Once thats in place the fear level should be low enough to stop the cycles of panic attacks. Sometimes bad dreams become too much for the mind and it fires off. Or if there is a pressing stressor going on and your minds trying to resolve it but ends up triggering anxiety attack. 
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    I'm the same although I can manage to get to sleep around 12 then wake up at 4am every morning panicking. Have to get up and about as I can't even try and sleep! X
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