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I usually suffer from anxiety attacks due to insomnia, the fact of not being able to sleep even though I am sleepy day by day is a struggle for me, normally sleeping for 2 to 4 hours is really exhausting, since those hours are not enough to rest, I also usually make me tea before trying to sleep or meditate, to get it easily
 
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Have you heard of 'sleep hygiene'?
 
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I'm sorry you're going through this. I used to deal with insomnia and it made me feel very depressed. I'm now taking medication to help me sleep. Have you talked to a doctor about this? I hope you find the help you need.
 
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I've had "delayed onset insomnia" since I was a kid. I never napped as a 2-3 year old even!

I'd lay awake for hours and hours daydreaming and singing to myself throughout my childhood and adolescence before eventually getting sleepy around 1am.

I'd then wake up, filled with dread and anxiety, at about 5am. Part of my problem was my natural nocturnal-ness and late circadian rhythms, but a big part has also always been my constant high levels of anxiety.

Nowadays, I've given up suffering and although I don't take sleeping pills, I instead take half an antihistamine pill, and I still take a while to get sleepy (between 30-40), I sleep well and long. It's a huge comfort and relief, and I haven't had to increase the dose in 4 years.
 
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