It has definately been more acute last Monday & this one then if last week is anything to go by , by wednesday I'm getting pretty much a normal nights sleep.
The involuntary waking is really hard to describe , it's like my brain triggers as soon as I drop into unconsciousness , the early part of the night is not so bad but once I'm wakened it's every five minutes or seems like it , I go to bed really early as well during the week anyway .
The feeling of anxiety is a general non specific feeling of not being oneself , low apettite , very tired ..obviously , plus a lot of stress at work right now.
Sometimes I don't drink for weeks , even months at a time and quite recently , until two weekends ago I have been working 7 weeks straight , 16hrs a day no socialising / drinking at all.
I can understand the physical side effects of having a good time at the weekend , not feeling so great etc , I am nearly 50 but this mental " effect " if indeed that is what it is is distressing me quite a bit .
I have had it before but not for a few years and it was usually the same sort of thing after a good night out or whatever .
Trust this helps...?