Our expert says:
You are quite right - this can be a very vicious circle indeed. Stress itself can lead to all the other problems, but a sleep disorder can too. And, of course, if you should have both at the same time, then it is a total disaster.
Just because there are more psychologists around than sleep doctors, I would suggest that you get referred to a psychologist. There are very good ways they have to help you cope with stress. That, in turn, should help your sleep as well. If after a while the stress management is OK, but the sleep is still a problem, get referred on to a sleep doctor.
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