You may find yourself waking up in the night, or having difficulty getting to sleep in the first place, because you’re feeling anxious or stressed about something. You might have difficult feelings about something that’s happening now, something from the past, or worries about the future.
This could include being stressed or worried about:
- friendships or bullying
- school work and exams
- problems at home
- divorce, separation or other changes in your family
- changes in routine such as a new school or moving house
- money or work
You may also be anxious or worried about being alone, being in the dark, or about something bad happening during the night. You might feel you want someone there with you as you drop off to sleep or if you wake in the night.