As we become more adept at managing our day time challenges, sometimes anxiety becomes opportunistic and has to find sneaky ways to try and get a foot in the door...
...and often our sleep state leaves us vulnerable.
Use the same coping skills that work for you when awake...practicing before you lay down to take a nap, and of course if you wake feeling anxious.
With time and continued practice, this will start to become less of a problem, just as it has during your waking hours.
Peace and progress!
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT