Sleepless Nights

by Briana
(Edmonton)

This is going to sound weird but ever since my boyfriend and i moved to Edmonton ive been having trouble sleeping. We moved here in november and he got a job at ups doing shipping and receiving work at night. Now he works nights and I can’t sleep, but when he's home on the weekends, which are his nights off I sleep like a baby. I think I have a phobia of sleeping alone even though every night I share my bed with my Kat, Monroe. ‘

Every week night I lie awake in my bed trying to fall asleep. I count sheep until i lose count, I’ve tried listening to music, but that only keeps me awake. Most nights ill fall asleep on the couch around three am and wake up on the couch at five am and then i go to my room and lay down but can’t fall back asleep. I think i'm subciencely afraid to sleep without some one else in the house.

I’m not sure what to do about it, he loves his job and i love sleep, but cant because im afraid to sleep alone. I'm not sure what has brought this on I’ve never had this problem before. It’s affecting my job, my relationship, and my personality.

I’m grumpy most of the time, tired and lazy, I become very easily upset. This phobia is taking control of me and my life. I want to get back control of my sleep patterns, of my life, but in the most natural way possible can u help me? Tanks for reading. Briana.

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