CFH Posted February 5, 2008 Report Share Posted February 5, 2008 This may sound sort of strange and I'm a bit embarassed to admit it, but I have found that ever since my mother passed away (about 8 months ago)I have become intensly conscious of my own mortality. But I have somehow become scared of falling asleep. I am slighty paranoid of dying while I sleep, probably because my mother was sleeping when she passed away, and had she been awake it could have probably been avoided. But the biggest problem is that when I'm lying in bed, trying to sleep, and I feel myself beginning to fall asleep I force myself to wake back up because it almost makes me think that I am dying somehow, or that I am putting myself in some kind of danger by falling asleep. Ridiculous, I know. I manage to get to sleep eventually, but it has to sneak up on me if you know what I mean. It doesn't happen every time I go to bed, but it does occur somewhat frequently. Like I said, I know this probably sounds really strange, but has anyone experienced anything like this? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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