Help needed please Fear of going to sleep
Posted 11 March 2012 - 01:09 AM
I often wake from a nightmare with my heart racing and hallucinations outside of the door/window scaring me even more.
Anyway one way I manage to get to sleep is to have some light in the room, make myself as comfy as possible, have a teddy bear to cuddle and also some lavender oil on my forehead and inner wrists and soles of my feet, just enough to relax me. I have also started pushing a chair up against the door the door too.
Anyway if you are scared of sleeping the trick is not too force yourself to sleep and not to give yourself a hard time when it does not happen. Something else I used to do but can't do any-more is I slept on the sofa rather then in a bed it made the pressure of sleeping a little less and I could just lie on the sofa watching television and if I slept I slept and if I didn't I didn't.
Hope you get some sleep soon.
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Posted 11 March 2012 - 08:43 AM
I live in my own little world. But it's OK, everyone knows me here.
Posted 14 April 2012 - 11:28 AM
Personally i found therapy really helped. She taught me a simple but effective trick and it helped a lot. It's this - simply list things alphabetically in your head! can be anything names, places household items. Household items is not as easy as you think i found that most effective you're so busy concentrating on that you can't think of anything else. I know it sounds silly but it really helped me, combined with relaxation breathing techniques - i was that concerned with breathing and thinking alphabetically, i soon drifted off. best wishes lovely