Can anxiety make sleeping this bad?
So I became sick 6 weeks ago, had a fever that lasted 2-3 days. A few nights after that is when the problem started. I had a totally sleepless night and then a few more sleepless or almost sleep nights in the next weeks or so, which made me feel terrible and fatigued.
For the past 5-6 weeks or so sleeping has been absolutely terrible. I am using some melatonin and valerian which helps a little but not much. On average I’m only getting 5-6 hours of interrupted sleep a night.
I would wake up frequently every hour or every 2 hours. For example if I fall asleep at at 2200, I would wake up at 2300, then wake up again at 0000 or 0100. Very often between the hours of 0200-0400 I can’t sleep at all.
So my anxiety grew and in the last 3-4 weeks or so I’ve having trouble finding a comfortable breathing rythm in bed. I would very often wake up breathing faster and heavier than usual.
This scares me because I’m still fighting an infection and I’m wondering if there’s anything wrong with my lungs.
Doctor says it’s anxiety. But I’m worried there is a medical condition.
My temperature is normal. I had a wet cough for a few weeks but that seems to have disappeared. My blood oxygen saturation is 98%.
So I’m wondering can anxiety make your sleeping this bad? All this in the last few weeks has made me rather depressed and extremely fatigued.
Thanks for any input.