Anxiety is an issue that you may know about. You’ve heard about it from friends, family, and acquaintances. Suddenly one day someone you know can’t come into work because of a panic attack or a family member can’t join in on an event because they have social anxiety. These situations often lead to people creating anxiety myths that may or may not hold water when closely looked at.
An anxiety attack can be a scary and overwhelming experience for anyone. These attacks are symptoms that do not only manifest emotional or psychological disability, but also physical issues such as difficulty breathing, increased heart rate, and trembling.
Contrary to popular belief, anxiety is actually pretty normal during adolescent and teenage years, for this period serves to be the most stressful stage in a person’s life. This is understandable for these years tend to be the most explorative and confusing years in one’s life. Normally, anxiety serves as a coping mechanism stimulated by the brain to deal with feelings of uneasiness during stressful situations. For most people, it is a normal phase that will dissipate over time on its own. However, some people experience severe anxiety which can negatively impact his or her life; symptoms start to hinder these people from socializing and participating in various activities. Overwhelming feelings of anxiety will then start to develop into worse conditions giving light to anxiety disorder, depression, or even phobias.
Most people who suffer from anxiety also have trouble sleeping. While many of us experience not getting enough sleep every once in a while, there are people who can’t get enough sleep all the time.
People who worry too much get very little to no sleep. When this becomes a routine, it causes many problems. The risks of not having enough sleep extend beyond fatigue.