What is Anxiety
Anxiety is the body’s natural response to stress. It’s a feeling of fear or apprehension about what’s to come. It can be triggered by a specific situation and not last long – which is very common and ok – or it can be a generalized disorder (which is considered a illness) that can bring harm to everyday life and also cause other conditions like depression.
The Sleep Connection:
A restless night can often lead to a day filled with anxiety, and vice versa. The relationship between anxiety and sleep is cyclical.
Lack of sleep can heighten anxiety levels, and heightened anxiety can make it challenging to fall asleep. When our minds are racing with worry, achieving the deep, restorative sleep our bodies need becomes elusive.