Problem solved! I figured that since I was getting the bags and stuffy nose in bed, I might be allergic to dust mites. So I washed my pillows and beddings yesterday and took a quick shower before sleeping. This morning, I woke up at 2 in bed, but without a stuffy nose. Got up at 6 and noticed the bags under my eyes werenít as prominent.
Thanks for the advice, Slangevar! Now I know I need to make sure my bed is clear of the monsters more often. Iíve had this problem for a good 3 weeks which would add to my anxiety; Iím so glad I found a solution to the problem. =)
And yes Matty, I do know that's not enough sleep, but it's something I literally cannot control and is linked to my anxiety. I go to bed at 10:00 or 11:00 and wake up randomly around 2:00-4:00. Once I do, I start to get conscious of my breathing and can't fall asleep again (lucky if I do, but only for an hour or 2). Getting 7 hours sounds like a challenge for a lot of people, especially in this community..I've been running on low sleep ever since middle school, even before my anxiety, so of course I have bags. Not to mention I'm on the computer for the majority of the time which only adds to it. But I don't mind it, they don't look that bad. I only had a problem that one morning a few days ago where it looked really bad which turned out to be allergy related. I could see a doctor about my sleep pattern if it gets worse. But for now, I seem fine.