A recent study conducted at the Sleep and Neuroimaging Laboratory in California revealed that the brain anticipates anxiety more often when a person is deprived of sleep. Even adults who were not diagnosed with an anxiety disorder were likely to experience increased stress when they had insufficient sleep.

Although lack of sleep can increase your anxiety, it may not cause you to have an anxiety disorder. Nevertheless, if you feel tension from your inability to sleep, it can interfere with your life and make minor annoyances seem stressful and facilitate worrying.

Taking steps to reduce anxiety that is induced by insomnia can help improve your mental health. Try performing progressive muscle relaxation exercises that will help clear your mind and relax your body. You can also make your bedroom serene by infusing it with a relaxing scent or playing soothing music. Make your bedroom welcoming for relaxation by keeping it clean and dimming the lights. Consistently use your bedroom for sleep, as opposed to other activities, so that your mind associates your bedroom as a calm environment for sleeping. If needed, purchase new sheets or a fresh mattress topper to enhance your comfort. These modifications may help you get the sleep you need.

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