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Fear of Sleep
by: Anonymous

Me too.... thought I was going mad when it first happened. Had a bad head cold and woke in the middle of the night gasping for air,which resulted in a panic attack. Since then I fear going to sleep,even dosing on the sofa causes me to gasp for air, followed my immense anxiety.

I'm menopausal and have other health issues ie. breavement, which is contributing to my fear. I've just been prescribed sleeping tablets and anti depressants, currently off work trying to work through my demons and try and get back to normal asap!

I have this one... now.
by: Samantha.

I was reading another post about this, and now I have a fear of sleeping because I think it will cause night paralysis. I know it is insane, but I can't breathe thinking about it.

me too
by: Natalie

I have lived with this exact same fear for 20 years on and off. I don't know what to do! I wish I could find someone to help me.

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