Anxiety disorders cause nightmares, night terrors, night sweats and night time panic attacks. Interestingly, despite the common and severe worries that those with anxiety often suffer from every day, not everyone with anxiety is going to develop nightmares. Some actually have very restful sleeps, only to wake up and start experiencing anxiety-related stress.
Getting a good nights sleep is one of my greatest struggles. I’ve never been a great sleeper. I’ve always been sensitive to noise and bare minimum I need eight hours of sleep just to function. Along came chronic illness and chronic pain and suddenly I can’t sleep even in ideal conditions. I have tried many many prescription and non prescription drugs and they do very little.