Sometimes, just before I am falling to sleep or if I wake up in the middle of the night. I go into a state of sheer panic and become convinced that someone is trying to hurt of kill me. It gets particularly bad if I'm alone or there's no one else but me and my boyfriend in the house. It's really bad when I sleep somewhere unfamiliar. Every little noise seems huge and I usually freeze with fear. I have had panic attacks before.
I do not take drugs but when it's bad I think that's what it must be like to have a bad trip! I have a history of depression and I don't now if the two things are related.
What is wrong with me? Should I go to the doctors, it's making it impossible to sleep.
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- Thread Starter
- 24-03-2013 22:12
- 25-03-2013 16:05
Anything which is severely disturbing your sleep pattern will ultimately not do you much good, so you should visit your GP and discuss the options through with them. You won't be the first person to visit with sleep disturbances, and there are a good deal of options available to you from sleep techniques, counselling and medication as a last resort.
Most issues are fixable, so just go and tell your GP what you're honestly feeling
- 25-03-2013 16:09
As long as you don't wake up with a horse's head in your bed, you should be fine.
- 25-03-2013 16:14
I get really bad anxiety and nightmare problems, I found what really helped for me was doing breathing exercises and meditation before bed - taking an hour or so just to wind down, relax, drink some camomile tea and get into a zen place. If you go to bed relaxed then you're more likely to get a good night's sleep. Avoid caffeine and alcohol in the hours before sleeping as well, it makes it worse!