Racing thoughts are the worst. They really get intense for me in the AM, right after waking up. If I don't snap out of it, I can spend hours in bed starring into space. I lose time this way too.
I force myself to read a book.
Guided meditation for racing thoughts. There are some on YouTube.
Practicing mindfulness can help a lot here. I prefer doing a guided version to help me out
The last several weeks I’ve listened to guided meditations almost all night long. That or the music on the calm app. I’ll fall asleep for a bit and then wake back up and I just put another meditation back on. I also took Xanax at 2:45 am last night because it was ridiculous
Being on prescribed anxiety meds (SSRI) is the only thing that ever helped me.
I wasn’t prescribed them for the sleeping difficulties, but I found that once I took the meds, my sleeping issues went away
on spotify there's a podcast called sleep with me it's a gibberish story so you can have something to pay attention to with out getting so invested you can't fall asleep