How to treat anxiety-induced insomnia

  Insomnia has become a major problem plaguing modern people, which not only leads to disordered work and rest, but also aggravates hair loss.
  In addition to the common insomnia caused by physiological or foreign objects, anxiety is also a big behind the scenes of insomnia. Psychogenic insomnia caused by anxiety mainly has the following characteristics: Although the body is tired, but the mind is very excited; I always feel that there is something in my heart, and I keep thinking about this and that, but I can’t fall asleep; I fall asleep lightly, and sleep lightly; fall asleep.
  To solve this kind of insomnia, we must first face the cause of anxiety. In psychological counseling, I will ask clients to think about this question carefully, and the answer I get is often like this:
  ”My anxiety is about my child, he is still a minor, he is addicted to the Internet every day and does not like to study. How can I go to college in the future? , How to find a job? What should I do if I don’t have a good future? I’m so anxious that I can’t sleep every day.”
  “What I worry about is my health. Since my colleague suddenly died of cancer, I was afraid that I would have a tumor and often went to the hospital. Check. The whole person lives on fear!”
  Yes, these are the real contents of our anxiety. However, they are only superficial manifestations of anxiety, not deep and real enough. If we want to solve anxiety deeply, we must recognize the worries and fears deep in our subconscious more closely, pull them out, talk to them, and have a chance to shake hands with anxiety. So, solving anxiety requires overcoming your inner fear and the urge to escape, asking yourself the question – “What if the situation I’m afraid of actually happened?” Ask yourself this question a few times until you find yourself The most unbearable and unbearable ending is at the heart of your anxiety—your deepest fear.
  To verify that you are really getting to the heart of your anxiety, you can ask yourself this question: “Would I feel much safer inside if this situation were resolved?” If your answer is yes, then you Indeed, the core point of anxiety has been found.
  Observing the content of your anxiety, you will find that anxiety tends to point from the past to the future – past experiences have caused trauma and impact on us, making us feel insecure and out of control, and thus fantasize about situations in the future that we cannot cope with , and its bad consequences. It is not difficult to find that what troubles you is actually your own imagination, all anxiety points to the future, and the things you are worried about have not yet happened. Anxiety is actually an imaginary game we play with ourselves. So why does our subconscious mind do this?
  From a biological instinct point of view, anxiety is a protective skill for the survival of all animals: because of anxiety about food, squirrels will store food for winter in their burrows before winter comes; because of anxiety about foreign invasion, lions will be in their own territory The surrounding is marked with excrement to achieve the purpose of warning… These behaviors are all “disaster recovery plans” for animals, which is why they can protect their own safety and maintain the continuation of the population.
  However, we often behave in the opposite way—after recognizing your anxiety, your thought process usually goes like this: Recognize a bad image, get more scared the more you think about it, and tell yourself, “Stop thinking about it. It’s all your imagination, it’s not true.” After that, try to divert your attention to something else. But soon another bad idea pops up, and you repeat the previous cycle. Repeating like this makes me exhausted. We forcibly terminated the natural development of anxiety by means of repression, skipping the important step of “disaster recovery plan”, which led to the spread and generalization of anxiety. The subconscious sense of security is not satisfied, so it then generates more anxiety and imagination, further urging you to do a “disaster recovery plan”.
  So, how to do a “disaster recovery plan”? First, we need to find what we fear most, the heart of our anxiety. Then, list your goals for solving the problem and what they mean. Then make specific arrangements and time plans according to each goal. Remember, when planning and arranging, there must be something in it that you believe you are capable of doing. If you put in something that you don’t even believe you can accomplish, I’m afraid it won’t help much in restoring your sense of security and control. After making plans and arrangements, try to practice as much as possible according to the rules you have made, so that your sense of security can be restored steadily.
  When we see that we have the means and preparation to deal with this crisis and keep ourselves safe, the level of anxiety will be greatly reduced. Anxiety is relieved, and sleep returns.
  May you get out of your anxiety and sleep well every night.