Night panic attacks are spontaneous and terrifying experiences that can happen to people with an anxiety disorder, especially panic disorder. If you are asleep, stopping panic attacks is obviously very difficult as you have no control over them. But there are some simple steps you can take to reduce the occurrence of night attacks and improve the quality of sleep. Of course, more importantly, medical advice from a qualified physician should be your first step in controlling panic attacks.

Sleep is actually more complicated than most people think and sometimes it needs our attention. Amongst other things, you need to maintain a good sleep environment and good sleep habits. Good sleep habits include; avoiding certain foods and drinks close to bed time, and not engaging in mentally or physically stressful activities.

Although having a TV in the bedroom is sometimes unavoidable, it's not a good idea. In most cases TV can be very stimulating mentally. Watching a television show that contains very strong content before sleep is not a good idea. Try not to do anything that makes you agitated or mentally charged before you go to bed.

For many who have suffered from sleep panic attacks the bed is a place that's been associated with dread and sleepless nights. Your bed is supposed to be for sex and sleep, it is not for work, watching TV or eating in. When the mind links the bedroom with wakefulness, sleep may be affected negatively.

Your bed itself needs to be comfortable, with a supportive and comfortable mattress. An inexpensive mattress topper can bring back old and spring-less mattresses. Having the right pillow for you can also make a difference to the quality of sleep. A bad pillow can cause neck and back ache and can sometimes be the cause of a sleepless night.

Being physically comfortable and relaxed in bed will help to make sleep come more easily. If the body is too hot, you will experience restlessness which is why having a good duvet is important. Having both a medium weighted duvet and a thinner one will suit all seasons. During the summer, you can use the thinner set, and as it gets cooler you can use the heavier one or combine the two. But, if you have a perfectly fine set and it's not having a negative affect on your sleep, then you don't need to. The idea is to be as comfortable as possible so you have one less thing to bother you about.

A noisy bedroom or one that lets too much light in can disturb sleep or make it hard to fall asleep. Noise can be a problematic area to try and overcome. If you have a snoring partner, they can seek medical advice or wear a nose strip which increases airflow and generally reduces snoring.

An effective solution to cut out noise is to wear earplugs, you can buy earplugs online made from putty, they're great because you can shape them and they are reusable. Listening to soothing music may also help, as it draws your attention away from background noise. The ticking of a clock can be distracting and can either be remedied by replacing it with a digital clock or simply taken out of the bedroom.

It is also important to keep your room tidy and organized a cluttered room, is a cluttered mind. Make sure to tidy it a little everyday to avoid messy and clutter. A messy sleep area may affect your mood and sleep. You will be surprised at how inviting and relaxing a tidy room can be.

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