I used to experience this same issue you are suffering with in my anxiety. It's been quite some time since I've felt that middle of the night anxiety and unlike your situation I'm not really sure what had triggered it. It's a very common problem with people who have anxiety disorders and often times night time is when anxiety can get really bad. I suppose the reason for this is because at night our mind is trying to wind down, but in an anxious person we are always so wound up with worries that it's very hard for our bodies to learn how to wind down and allow us some peace.
Some things you might try that may help you get a better nights sleep:
Take a relaxing bath before bed. Try to think of things that make you happy and things that relax you.
Read a book or magazine while in bed instead of TV. This causes you to get more tired sometimes.
Do a good workout before bed like yoga (not more vigourous things.) Yoga is a great form of relaxation and meditation and can really work wonders.
and finally... if you don't already...start taking fish oil supplements (200 pills @ the grocery for about $10) 3-4 times a week. Omega-3 has been proven to work wonders on anxiety disorders.
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