This might be the shocking reason you can't fall asleep

10. 9. 8. 7... That's you every night desperately counting sheep in an attempt to *actually* score some shuteye. You can't figure out the cause of your sleepless nights and from laying awake all hours to tossing and turning, you swear you're an insomniac. Well, that statement right there could be why.

Wait, what? How does thinking you have insomnia make you have it? Isn't it the other way around? We thought so, too, until we read this newest study from the Journal of Behavior Research and Therapy

Apparently, sometimes a person's inability to sleep has less to do with an actual diagnosis and more to do with their anxiety and stress due to the belief that they're an insomniac. Phew, that's a lot to get your head around.

Basically, if you truly believe you have serious sleep issues that are affecting your life, talk to your doc. Otherwise, take a few deep breaths, pick up a good book to distract yourself and just relax. The more you stress, the harder it is to drift off into dreamland. You got this, girl. 

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by Amanda Tarlton | 11/23/2017