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posted: Friday January 20th - 12:20pm

ADHD-Fueled Anxiety Is Keeping Me Up at Night

"I fall asleep fine, but I wake up at 2 or 3 o'clock with all kinds of thoughts and fears that get magnified in the middle of the night. How I can relax my mind once I wake up so that I can fall back asleep?"

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Waking up in the middle of the night is so frustrating! You know you need to sleep. You want to sleep. But your mind just won’t cooperate. Here are some things you can do to prevent these R.E.M.-busting awakenings: Address the source of any anxieties that are likely to come up. Try to make peace with unresolved issues before bedtime. Either hash them out with someone,...
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