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    Default Help - really anxious!!

    I have generalised anxiety disorder, and have done for many years. Some times it's better and I can manage it quite easily. Recently it's been fairly bad so I've been seeing a psych.

    My psych is booked up until sometime in June & right now my anxiety is worse and I really need some coping strategies.

    Within my anxiety disorder I have always been afraid of the dark & this sometimes makes me uncomfortable being home alone at night etc.

    This is a major problem at the moment because my fear has got really intense & DH is often away for work so I have to be home alone some nights. Those nights I basically get next to no sleep. I can't sleep in the dark, so I have to leave a light on, but I still freak out. Generally I sit up playing games on my phone etc. I work full-time so getting next to no sleep at nights is a big problem.

    Does anyone have any tips for me?

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    have you tried leaving the tv on? so it sounds like more company is around?

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    I use white noise app while i sleep (i dont have anxiety, but have had depression since being a teenager so i have trouble switchng my mind off) i listen to the sound of either a thunderstorm or a campfire. I dont know why this works but its really helpful, it also is really good for getting back to sleep when i wake up to pee every 2 hours!
    I also write down all the things that are on my mind just before i go to sleep. Its a coping stratergy my psych gave me for clearing my head.
    Hope that helps! Good luck

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    I sleep with the tv on when my DH is away because I don't like being alone. Probably a crazy thought too, but we have a dog,..she doesn't sleep inside but when he's away I let her sleep inside because I get nervous. Makes me feel a bit better.

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    Thanks everyone, I will try some of those tips.

    Oh & I probably should have said - I am also really scared of the house burning down in the middle of the night so I have to make sure everything but essentials (fridge etc) are turned off at the wall before going to bed. So unfortunately I can't leave the tv on - wish I could, it would probably work!

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    Hi, i have also suffered from anxiety and i have found a particular book to be very useful. It is called 'the happiness trap'. The name of the book is a bit misleading in my opinion but it has some great ways to help overcome anxiety and depression. I have no connection to the author or , i've just found it to be the most useful book i've come across!


 

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