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Deos sleep treat anxiety?

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Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Sleep : Anxiety can interfere with sleep. If you can sleep, you are able to relax enough to let down your guard and rest. This means your anxiety is not constant, which is a good thing. Sleep itself does not "treat" anxiety, but it is restorative for your whole self. A good night's rest can get you in a better position to take care of the things that were making you anxious.
Dr. Masoud Sadighpour
Internal Medicine 38 years experience
Helps: When anxiety gets worse, please also get insomnia. Then treating insomnia should help patient to feel better.

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How to treat anxiety that only leaves with sleep?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
Preventive Medicine 73 years experience
Diet: Anxiety is a normal reaction to any form of stress. If it is chronic and there is no evidence of stress, it means that the lower part of your brain is producing the sensation of anxiety for no reason. I have seen hudreds of people with this complaint. Commonest cause is poor diet, particularly sugar and sweeteners. See my blog "oxygen the spark of life".

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