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Steff1990

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Hi everyone
Hope you're all staying safe.
I am writing this at 3.20am as I just cannot sleep due to I'm guessing my anxiety. I've tried for the past hour and a half to sleep but I just can't my mind is in overdrive.
Basically when I try to go to sleep my body just feels like it's crawling underneath if that makes sense? And I can't hear my heartbeat so loud in my ear too which doesn't help. And I just feel so restless and it's not a nice feeling all. Has anyone else experienced the crawling sensation? My whole body just feels jittery and its just awful I hate it. I'd like to know if anyone else has experienced this at night time? Also if you have any tip and tricks to help sleep at night? Thanks everyone 🤗
 
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Regarding going to sleep, I try to slow my thoughts and breathing down, to the point where I just don't have any thoughts. Relax the body to the point it sinks into the matress/pillows, and the matress/pillows hugs/supports it. Then sleep, and if sleep doesn't come just relax with a book/music. If the body needs sleep, it will surely happen...
 
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I get the same thing. My body feels jittery and edgy and I can't keep still. then I get flipping feeling in my stomach. But I'm so utterly tired but unable to sleep. It's hard to cope with.
 
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Regarding going to sleep, I try to slow my thoughts and breathing down, to the point where I just don't have any thoughts. Relax the body to the point it sinks into the matress/pillows, and the matress/pillows hugs/supports it. Then sleep, and if sleep doesn't come just relax with a book/music. If the body needs sleep, it will surely happen...
Thank you.
 
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