Our expert says:
Anything which disturbs your usual sleep rhythms cam cause a temporary disruption. But nothing disturbs your sleep so effectively as worrying about your sleep, and expecting problems. Then it may well be, from your description, that a depression is growing, and depression typically causes sleep problems. ( and those thoughts of dread and disaster fit well with depression ). Different types of sleep disturbance can accompany depression, but early morning wakening, filled with dread, is perhaps the most typical.
And the marital problems won't be helping. Though perhaps his response to you was unusually honest and modest, rather than something needing to worry about - perhaps he was admitting that he is not as strong and devoted as you have been ?
Anyhow, ideally you should arrange to see a psychiatrist for a proper assessment and a discussion of treatment options ; at least see a good local GP for assessment and advice. Depression is a very treatable condition, both by medications and by CBT style counselling, and tends to respond better if one starts early rather than suffering needlessly long before getting the help you deserve
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