Insomnia due to overthinking/restless mind and self-consciousness
This may not relate so much to *social* anxiety per se, but sometimes that forms part of it. Does anyone else have an issue with falling asleep because you keep mentally checking to see if you have fallen asleep or are closer to doing it, and in the process king of bring yourself out of it and wake up more? It's hard to explain, but I have that issue. Especially on nights when I know I need to get up at a certain time the next day, often early (even if I give myself plenty of time, just the thought that I may not fall asleep in time and get enough rest keeps me up!). This also happens when I know I'm behind on sleep, and it makes me anxious that I missed out and *really* need to catch up this night. In my mind, I keep telling myself, "Fall asleep already, dammit!" lol. I know it's best to think of something peaceful like nature or whatever, but if you are aware you're doing this as you do it, it's difficult to "fool yourself" into it, if you know what I mean.
I also have issues simply due to overthinking and thinking about life problems before going to bed. I know I shouldn't, but it's hard not to. Sometimes I'm actually on track to fall asleep and in a very relaxed, sort of semi-dreamy not fully awake mode, and suddenly think of some embarrassing moment from real life or wonder what someone thought of me, and to my great annoyance, I suddenly come out of it and am wide awake again, and back at square one. It's very frustrating. And the thing is, in normal waking reality, those thoughts of those moments aren't even embarrassing and I don't worry about them, but in that vulnerable half asleep mode, they suddenly hit me really hard for some reason, and I suddenly feel really self-conscious and almost ashamed of myself. It's weird. And not really rational. I guess that means my subconscious has a lower opinion of myself or lower "self-esteem" than my actual waking conscious, and some of that slips through in those moments.