WATCHING OUT FOR ANXIETY
Anxiety disorders and sleep problems have also been found to be linked. Anxiety can aggravate and exacerbate difficulty falling asleep, particularly in teens with a delayed sleep phase. If your teen has significant, regular trouble initiating sleep, it’s important to consider the possibility of anxiety and to have her evaluated and treated, if necessary.
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Emsellem, Dr. Helene A., M.D., Whiteley, Carol "11 Handling Serious Problems That Can Accompany Lack of Sleep."
Snooze... or Lose!: 10 "No-War" Ways to Improve Your Teen's Sleep Habits.
Washington, DC: The National Academies Press, 2006.
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