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Is it normal...

Asked by Ducky (49points) December 16th, 2008 from iPhone

Is it normal to be afraid of falling asleep?
I don’t know what’s wrong with me but it seems that latly I’ve been afraid of closing my eyes and falling asleep?
It’s like I start thinking, what if I dont wake up? Or I just lay their with my eyes closed waiting for something to happen?

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Sueanne_Tremendous's avatar

I have periods when I have this slight fear of falling asleep. It’s usually when I am dead tired and laying down in bed and then getting this rush of comfort and then thinking “oh, woo. What if I fall asleep and never wake up?” Part of it stems, I think, from some medication I take that gives me some pretty wild dreams and that kinda freaks my brain into not wanting to sleep. Anyway, these periods are short…maybe a night or two every few months.

dynamicduo's avatar

I would say this is not normal. Maybe you can look into meditation to do while trying to go to sleep, that might get your mind off the jolting thoughts and lull you to bed.

EnzoX24's avatar

I go through this is I am sick. It really isn’t normal, but I’m not one to be criticizing others normality.

Trustinglife's avatar

Could it be a fear of something else? If I had a fear of falling asleep, I imagine it might really be about something like the unknown, the abyss, or lack of control. Might sleep represent that for you?

augustlan's avatar

It’s not normal, but not that uncommon, either. If you find it lasts long enough to interfere with your life, go to a therapist and try to get to the bottom of it.

Ducky's avatar

for trusting life: it might just be.

scamp's avatar

augustlan has already sais what I was about to say.

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