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Gardena, CA
A 34-year-old female asked:

I'm trying to avoid caffeine due to my anxiety but i'm falling asleep at work without coffee! is it possible to be sleepy and anxious at same time?

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Dr. Howard Gurr
Clinical Psychology 41 years experience
Sleepy and anxious: Yes, it is entirely possible to be sleepy and anxious at the same time. In fact, anxiety all by itself is draining and can cause fatigue. It may take a few days for your body to adjust to the lack of caffeine. So, be patient.
Last updated Dec 2, 2014


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