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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?"

by Beth Main


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:

Here are some ideas for relaxing your mind if prevention doesn’t do the trick:

Everyone experiences insomnia from time to time. The ideas presented above should help. But if it’s happening regularly, and nothing works, you might want to look into other causes with the help of a doctor, therapist, or sleep clinic.


Beth Main is an ADHD coach, and the ADHD mom to her ADHD son. Learn more about her practice at http://www.adhdsolutions.net.


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