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Restlessness can refer to a state of being mentally or physically uneasy, fidgety, or unable to stay still. It can manifest in different ways, such as difficulty sitting still, an inability to focus, feeling on edge, or having difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep. There are various causes and conditions that can lead to restlessness, including medical, psychological, and environmental factors.


  • Do you have trouble sitting still or staying in one place for long periods of time?

  • Do you have difficulty focusing or paying attention?

  • Do you feel mentally or physically on edge or anxious?

  • Do you have trouble falling asleep or staying asleep?

  • Do you have a hard time relaxing or engaging in leisure activities?


  • Restlessness can be caused by a variety of factors, including medical conditions such as ADHD, anxiety disorders, and depression.

  • It can also be caused by a lack of physical activity, poor sleep hygiene, or an overactive mind.

  • Certain medications, such as stimulants, antidepressants, and some over-the-counter medications can cause restlessness as a side effect.


  • The treatment for restlessness will depend on the underlying cause.

  • For medical conditions such as ADHD, a combination of therapy, medication, and lifestyle changes can be effective in managing symptoms.

  • For psychological causes such as anxiety and depression, therapy and medication can be effective in managing symptoms.

  • For those with environmental causes such as lack of physical activity or poor sleep hygiene, incorporating regular exercise and healthy sleep habits can help to reduce restlessness.

If you are struggling with restlessness, it is important to consult with a medical professional or therapist to determine the underlying cause and develop an effective treatment plan. 

At Global Therapy Inc., our experienced therapists can work with you to determine the cause of your restlessness and help you to develop strategies to manage your symptoms.

Book an appointment and start on your journey to better mental health.

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