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  1. I get bedtime anxiety from exactly what you mentioned. Most nights I try to calm down for an hour or so before bed (TV is usually too much stimulation) but some days, I’ve been gone ALL day and it’s my only time to catch up with my bf. That’s when I get all anxious about needing to fall asleep right away because I’m already into the 7hr sleep window and knocking on 6hrs door! ACK! And an hour of my life is ruined by anxiety. blah! Let me know if you figure a happy medium out.

  2. Jenn

    I get sleep anxiety too. I get so stressed out about having to go to sleep that I can’t sleep. I find that reading for 15 minutes before bed (even if its celebrity gossip on my iPhone) helps so much. Also, if I can’t sleep, I often will do a bedtime “reset.” Meaning, I will accept the fact that I will be tired tomorrow, get out of bed, drink a glass of water, watch 10-15 minutes of TV, then crawl back in bed and try to go to sleep. It works about 80% of the time, and by getting up, I’m not just laying in bed stressing myself out.

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