This sounds stupid, but the truth. I'm 21 yrs old and have bad anxiety sleeping alone in my apartment at night. I have not been alone since I was 14 yrs old. I have always had people living or staying with me. I don't have my daughter living with me. I just knew when my Fiance lived with me I didn't have it. We are in a long distance relationship. Anything you have done that has helped with this? or any slimilar situastions you dealt with and how did you deal with it? thanks so much.Answer Question
Asked by Anonymous at 6:02 PM on May. 5, 2011 in Health
Answer by ImaginationMama at 6:08 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by Tarrar at 6:08 PM on May. 5, 2011
Answer by Jaliceawrites at 6:20 PM on May. 5, 2011
When I'm alone at night, and feel anxious, I find that having the television on or music playing helps me feel less alone, and less anxious. I think even just having it on in the background is somehow reassuring. Or, try activities that will distract you and keep you from dwelling on "what ifs". These could be things like doing housework, writing in a journal, doing something creative, or spending time on the computer. If it's not too late, and you're feeling anxious, maybe you could call a friend or fiance and talk a while. I know I have a very hard time sleeping when I'm alone in the house, so I usually leave a light on outside the bedroom door...for some reason that helps. I also keep my phone right next to the bed.
Answer by starchild663 at 6:27 PM on May. 5, 2011