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Are lots of you finding anxiety and sleeping with the Coronavirus difficult, its on my mind most of the time
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Hello, one can only agree that these are worrying times but I can't say that I am having any more trouble than usual with sleeping. I am the high risk group but, having been indoors since the beginning of March with a non covid 19 bug, I am not that worried about catching it. I have increased my usual hygiene routines to include washing all shopping and am avoiding all physical contact, as I see it life will go one of two ways because that is what it does: something happens or it doesn't. By behaving sensibly and living a temporarily restricted life then I am doing my bit to ensure that I don't get it. If I do, however, that will also go one of two ways.
When I cannot sleep I work on breathing more effectively and focus my mind on a happy memory or a pointless alphabet list. If that doesn't work then I make a cuppa and read my Kindle. I am 23 years in with psoriatic and osteoarthritis and am 61. DD
Two hours a night on average for the past couple of years, then I nod off a few times during the day for between 10 and 20 minutes. Went to GP 12 months ago and he said that it didn't matter if I nodded off during the day as I can't work anyway - no specific diagnosis and no treatment.