Sleep Apnea And Anxiety Can Ruin Your Sleep

18 million Americans have sleep apnea and that number is climbing. Insomnia from anxiety ruins millions of American’s sleep each night and the odds are at some point in life you will struggle with insomnia. It is a common but temporary condition. This article will explain how to deal with anxiety induced insomnia, cope with CPAP therapy, and improve your sleep.

Let’s talk about anxiety first. Today, society is more anxious than ever with our increasing pace of life. Digital devices, demands of work, demands of family all make us a more stressed out people than ever before. Anxiety is the new norm and unfortunately, so is the insomnia that goes with anxiety.

In order to beat anxiety and sleep well again you should practice active relaxation, unplug from your digital world, and exercise during the day.

I like the term active relaxation because it implies effort and deliberate action. Active relaxation is when you take time and focus on nothing but unwinding. Here’s how it works, you find a peaceful spot, set your timer, close your eyes, and breathe deeply. Focus on hearing and experiencing your deep breathing. This active relaxation will sooth your frayed nerves and get you ready for bed.

Unplug all your digital devices and silence your phone. Your digital life is probably contributing to your anxiety around bedtime so set your phone to stun.

Active living involves 30 minutes of activity each day. This will improve your health, resiliency, and spirit. This will also ensure you’re tired when it is bedtime. Don’t neglect your physical condition.

Hooking up your CPAP is enough to make you shutter about sleep. To make CPAP therapy more enjoyably be sure your hose stays clear of you at night. You can do this by using a CPAP hose stand or a CPAP pillow. Keep your mouth shut through the night by using a CPAP chin strap. These two simple steps will go a long way to improving your sleep.

To recap
- Actively relax 30 minutes before bed
- Unplug your digital distractions
- Be active every day
- Keep your CPAP hose out of the way
- Get a CPAP mask that fits
- Keep your mouth closed

Follow these tips and you’ll sleep better. You’ll probably lose weight and improve your fitness as a result of the exercise which is a nice bonus. Now you should understand how to cope with anxiety, insomnia, and sleep apnea.

Sleep Apnea And Anxiety Can Ruin Your Sleep