Feeling worried, anxious, or nervous is a normal part of everyday life. Everyone frets or feels anxious from time to time. But anxiety that is overwhelming and interferes with daily life is not normal. When you are anxious, you may have both physical and emotional symptoms.
Physical symptoms of anxiety include:
Emotional symptoms of anxiety include:
If you are having ongoing sleep problems, consider whether you may be more anxious than normal. If feelings of anxiety are causing your sleep problems, work with your doctor to develop a plan to decrease your anxiety and promote sleep.
Last Revised: December 13, 2010
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: William H. Blahd, Jr., MD, FACEP - Emergency Medicine & David Messenger, MD
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