You've made it to the end of the day and can finally relax and get some sleep, the portion of the day you've earned! And then it kicks in... NIGHT ANXIETY. Racing thoughts about the day, deadlines, money/bills, health, exams, relationships, tomorrow's schedule, situations you wish you handled differently, death(s), and "the world"-to name a few. Studies have shown that approximately 80% of people are kept awake at night haunted by their thoughts. One of the reasons why this commonly happens at night is simply because we have less distraction. Quiet time can be coveted and also dreaded because we are forced to face our thoughts.
You CAN handle these anxious thoughts and learn tricks to fall asleep easier. Sleep is essential and dealing with your anxiety can help you have a better night.