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"Over-thinking leading to sleeplessness"

Asked by Female, 30, Married
Hello, I feel I am constantly thinking about something or the other. My mind never stops working. I take an hour to fall asleep even when I am sleepy for my mind is full of thoughts. What should I do to calm my mind? kindly help
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Nisha Bothra
Counselling Psychologist

Hi there! Thank you for reaching out. It seems like you have developed anxiety. If these thoughts are about a particular subject, then you have specific anxiety. However, it sounds to me like you have generalized anxiety where random thoughts and incidents plague the mind. One thought leads to another, and then the next and the next. The thoughts never stop and you end up feeling exhausted by the end of the day. Does that sound like you? If yes, worry not (no pun intended), for you are not alone. Generalized anxiety is a very common problem especially in women. I have some questions for you to think about and some suggestions to work on.

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