Anxiety is a type of mental health condition. There are everyday anxieties such as a work deadline, a test, or important decision that needs to be made. Some anxiety is helpful as it provides some motivation to accomplish tasks, it alerts us to danger and sends our bodies into fight, flight, or freeze. Anxiety becomes a problem when it is interfering with your life by interrupting your sleep and ability to experience pleasure.
Signs and symptoms may include:
- Dry mouth
- Rapid heart rate
- Rapid breathing – short and shallow
- Muscle tension
- Can have cold or sweaty hands.
- Uncomfortable thoughts or obsessive thoughts
- Trouble sleeping