Hi! I understand you completely. Sometimes I have protracted panic attacks, which could last all day and night long. Some month ago, I got a new workplace and because of the work in the office in front of the monitor I got backache and neckache in addition to my sleep anxiety. Imagine that I decided to visit specialists and get some consultations only after I got physical problems with my body. Anyway, I got two good advice about my condition!
First of all, I was told, that I need more rest, like not just watching TV all the weekends, but have more time alone with myself walking in parks, go to the shore or have a camping. Moreover, I was told that I’m too responsible for things which I shouldn’t. You should know, that not everything depends on us and there is no need to control everything around you.
Secondly, I got an advice about…MATTRESS! I was confused, because I could never know, that my problems with sleep and my back could depend on my mattress. I got an advice to buy a new good firm mattress. Anyway, you may see some of those “special” firm mattresses on many sources in the Internet - the Talk About Sleep website has a 'best mattress for arthritis'. And, you know, I had a therapy for some time and really bought a firm mattress and my condition got better from that time. For me, this advice worked. I wish your specialist could give you good recommendations, which help you!
And one more…Never buy a memory foam mattress if you have any problems with your neck or back, because even the healthiest man will sleep bad on such a mattress.
Wish you good luck.