Creative Space Online Counseling and Coaching

bmaulding@csocounseling.hush.com ~ 1 (224) 623-2251

We are an online provider who provides therapy services for individuals suffering from anxiety in the Chicagoland area, mid Illinois, and Southern Illinois. We provide coaching services, anger management, and a tailored anxiety program for individuals living in the United States and Internationally.

Ways to Fall Asleep with Anxiety

Ways to Fall Asleep with Anxiety

*Would you like to fall asleep with anxiety? How about falling asleep and actually staying asleep. You are super excited to actually lay down and finally get a chance to close your eyes...and the thoughts start. Those annoying thoughts of "what ifs" and "you didn't do this". You know...those thoughts that WON'T SHUT UP! What if I told you that there's a way to train your brain to not do this? Would you be interested? 

Falling Asleep

*The frustration when you manage your anxiety all day long, and you get into bed and your brain starts running 10,000 miles per hour. 

*Well, I have some good news for you.

*Lots of people deal with the same issue, and a variety of individuals have talked about what has helped. 

Why These Techniques Work

*Falling asleep should be something that comes naturally to everyone. 

*However, when your brain is doing the fight or flight response, there are some tools that you can use to calm yourself. 

*Yes, you have to ACTIVELY do calming strategies to help yourself with the fight or flight response. 

Two Specific Calming Strategies

*One of the things that help with the lack of sleep is to give yourself time to shut your brain down. 

*On average, your brain needs 30 minutes to fall asleep.

*With anxiety in the mix, your brain needs extra help with falling asleep. 

*Shut off all electronics (television, phone, games, etc.) one hour before sleep. 

*The second thing is to actively (YES ACTIVELY) participate in something that calms you.

*Explore different scents (whether it is at a candle store, grocery store- think essential oils, not food) and decide which one works best for you. 

*Take that scent home with you and spend time with it. 

*With all of the electronics off, spend some time with the scent and try to clear your mind, only focusing on the scent and your surroundings. 

Still Need Help?

*I have helped a variety of individuals with anxiety and overcoming difficult situations. 

*If you would like to learn more about sleeping strategies for anxiety, you can sign up for the freebie on my website: creativespaceonlinecounseling.com (just scroll to the bottom of the Services page). 

*You can also contact me at 224.267.0127 or bmaulding@csocounseling.hush.com to request an appointment. 

 

Creative Space Online Counseling and Coaching

Barbara Maulding, NCC, LCPC

224-623-2251

Illinois