Sleep Centers of Middle Tennessee

Symptoms

Anxiety

Symptoms of anxiety can be a sign of a psychological disorder (such as an anxiety disorder), or can occur in some cases due to medical problems or medications. Sleep is highly associated with symptoms of anxiety. Any disruption in the sleep pattern negatively impacts the brain’s ability to replenish certain types of neurochemicals (such as serotonin) during deep sleep. These neurochemicals are largely responsible for regulating mood/anxiety symptoms and cognitive function (related to such things as memory, focus, concentration). As such, the neurochemical deficiency that results from sleep disruption often results in anxiety symptoms. Anxiety is often a causal factor for insomnia, thus creating an endless cycle of sleep problems and anxiety.