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Jennifer Aniston Opens Up About Decades-Long Sleep Issues

26th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards - Arrivals

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Jennifer Aniston opened up to People about her decades of struggles with sleep problems. She's privately battled with sleep anxiety, insomnia, and sleepwalking, making bedtime more of a chore than relief at the end of a long day.

"I think it started somewhere in my 30s or even earlier, but you just don't start to notice the effects of a lack of sleep when we're younger because we're so invincible."

The Friends star admitted many nights she would just watch the clock and dreaded feeling the effects of the sleep she was missing. "And the more I worry about it, the harder it is to fall asleep," she added.

Thankfully she did manage to beat her sleepwalking.

"I have been known to do that. I've been woken up by house alarms going off that I've set off. And I don't think I do that anymore — that was when I was super sleep-deprived," she says, adding that "at least there's that silver lining" to her sleep woes.

In the last few years, she realized she needed a real fix for her insomnia. Aniston got help from a doctor, something she "absolutely recommends people do," and that's why she joined in on a new campaign, Seize the Night and Day, where people can find news and advice for dealing with their own sleep issues.

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