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Mohd Iqbal

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December 28, 2022

Anxiety and sleep

How can anxiety affect my sleep?


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Asmita Saha

Shyft Nutritionist

Yes certainly. Anxiety can increase your heart rate also it increases stress hormone secretion, which makes your brain go into a fight or flight response. Since your brain becomes hyperactive sleep hormone levels also get reduced, hence sleep disturbance occurs. So before bed practice some mindfulness meditation or take a few deep breaths to de-stress.

December 28, 2022

Mohd Iqbal

I find it hard to sit and meditate, I'll probably start by trying the deep breaths đź‘Ť thanks!

December 30, 2022

Vaishali Khanna

Shyft Habit Coach

Anxiety can affect rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. This is the phase of sleep when you tend to have vivid dreams. If you have anxiety, the dreams may be disturbing or turn into nightmares that wake you. Just as anxiety can affect sleep, sleep can affect anxiety.

December 28, 2022

Mohd Iqbal

Oh wow. That's a catch 22 scenario..

December 30, 2022

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