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A 18-year-old member asked:

I am super tired, but i can't sleep at all, i feel like i can't breathe when i try to slee and my heart races, my mom says its anxiety? or panic attack

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Dr. Sahba Ferdowsi
General Practice 19 years experience
Mindfulness: Try reading on mindfulness. It is an amazing way to get rid of anxiety without medication.
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Dr. David Duhon
Sleep Medicine 36 years experience
Just insomnia: This sounds like what is called psychophysiologic insomnia, a self-perpetuating condition. When you go to bed, you worry that you won't fall asleep, and the worrying prevents you from relaxing enough to fall asleep, which leads to more worrying, etc. This is a very common condition. I recommend a book by dr. Peter hauri, no more sleepless nights.
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Last updated Oct 3, 2016

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