When Do Most People Experience Anxiety During the Day?

I’ve begun to ask questions about anxiety on the Instagram Beautiful Voyager channel, and the results are eye-opening. Here is a recent question I asked my fellow beautiful voyagers:

 I really wanted to know how my experience differed from others, so I asked…

I really wanted to know how my experience differed from others, so I asked…

I knew my own anxiety really well, and knew that it tended to hit in morning hard. I started this thread by sharing my own experience:

 Yep. My anxiety spikes in the morning. Is that because of  my lowered cortisol levels  in the morning?

Yep. My anxiety spikes in the morning. Is that because of my lowered cortisol levels in the morning?

But I wasn’t posting to learn more about myself. I was posting to learn more about others. What were they experiencing? When did their anxiety hit? The answers began to roll in.

 Bedtime, I found, was a common theme.

Bedtime, I found, was a common theme.

This response came in from a fellow BV in London, England. He knows his anxiety well.

 Another vote for bedtime. Since I love bedtime, this is a big eye-opener for me.

Another vote for bedtime. Since I love bedtime, this is a big eye-opener for me.

 Another vote for nighttime. I definitely feel this too. Do you? I hate a 2 AM wakeup.

Another vote for nighttime. I definitely feel this too. Do you? I hate a 2 AM wakeup.

I find it fascinating that so many people are mentioning bedtime on this thread. It’s made me ask people about their experience in real life, too. And guess what? Bedtime is a very common time when people experience anxiety. As a matter of fact, I haven’t talked to anyone yet who has morning anxiety the way I do. I’m sure they’re out there, though.

So there you have it. Many of us experience anxiety at different times of the day. It may be morning for me, but for others, it’s definitely bedtime. And those of us who have trouble sleeping will testify to the anxiety symptoms that happen in the middle of the night.

What about you? When do you experience anxiety? Share your experience in the comments.