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Can stress and anxiety cause sleep problems?

I am a 29 year old female. I want to know if stress and anxiety can cause sleep problems?

4 Answers

It is very common for people to develop sleep problems due to anxiety.
Yes. Stress and anxiety are probably the leading causes of sleep problems.
These are among the most common causes of sleep problems. There are reasonable behavioral interventions to help you with sleep. You might consider looking at websites doing online CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) for insomnia. Examples of reliable sites are Sleepio and CBTforinsomnia. As with anything on the web be sure you are pursuing a legitimate resource.
Absolutely, those are one of the first things the physician has to investigate when there is a sleep problem.