You’re always tired, but not sleepy. You find yourself breaking down for no apparent reason while getting ready in the morning. Simple tasks like grocery shopping can suddenly become overwhelming. If you are a person who suffers from anxiety, insomnia or depression, chances are that one of those statements, or maybe all three, resonate with you.
Living and dealing with any of these conditions is not something everyone can understand, as they take a drastic toll on your love, work and social life. Not being able to calm yourself down, get yourself to fall asleep or force yourself to face the day ahead of you are draining and damaging.
You aren’t alone. In fact, 40 million adults age 18 and over in the U.S. alone have an anxiety disorder. Globally, more than 300 million people of all ages suffer from depression. About 10% of U.S. adults have a chronic insomnia disorder. While these high numbers might shake you up, they can also give you hope, as it means that others have walked your path. Some of them know how to help you brave it.
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