When Worry Wakes You Up
Anxiety and stress are different things, but people often are confused about their meanings. Both can contribute to wakefulness at night, night sweats, and nervousness as well as sleepiness during the day. Both can also affect the part of the brain responsible for our fight-or-flight response. While examples of stress might be driving to work in the rain, arriving late for a presentation, and forgetting a thumb drive you need for the presentation, anxiety is a true mental health disorder that fuels nervousness, worry, and apprehension. Are you one of the 40 million people who suffer from anxiety, or is stress the culprit? Talk to a medical, mental health, or employee assistance professional to discover the right intervention and get relief.
Keith Stein |