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He's scared to go to sleep

Posted by on May. 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM
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My husband has been having nightmares for the last week or so, to the point of where he's scared to go to sleep sometimes. He says that he feels like there is something bad trying to get him and he is on the verge of waking up, but he can't pull himself out of his sleep. He says he can't move and feels like something is pressing him down and I think what scares him the most is that his mind is telling him he's awake or waking and that his body doesn't seem to get the memo.

I think it's irregular sleep patterns, he works nights but he has horrible sleep habits
by on May. 6, 2014 at 11:59 PM
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MOMMY2ACR
by Gold Member on May. 7, 2014 at 12:06 AM
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kgsharber
by Gold Member on May. 7, 2014 at 12:15 AM

Tell him you will wake him every hour or so to check on him, so he knows if he's "stuck" in hi sdream you'll save him at some point.

mrsmoonbeam
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2014 at 12:20 AM
Google sleep paralisis I Didnt spell it right but I use to do all the time its not fun I think part was uneven patteren it was worse when I worked 3rd shift for some reason switching to 2nd worked better I didnt change shifts because of it though and part was my fear of the dark It stoped idk why havent had it for years but its pretty scary its like your mind wakes up when you are still in REM sleep? I hope this helps
AvaBean31
by New Member on May. 7, 2014 at 7:16 AM
Definitely sleep paralysis. I have it as well. It's very scary. I've learned to realize when it's happening and I tell myself (in my head) wake up wake up wake up wake up and then I do. It can happen of you're stressed, over tired or have irregular sleep patterns
bmommyx2
by Silver Member on May. 7, 2014 at 6:55 PM

he needs to seek help asap

MOMMY2ACR
by Gold Member on May. 7, 2014 at 8:27 PM
Like help as in going to a specialist?

Quoting bmommyx2:

he needs to seek help asap

bmommyx2
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2014 at 4:08 AM

Yes, he could start with his personal physician if he has one or go to some sort of therapist.  Who ever he is comfortable with & they can refer him if they can't help.  Hope he finds relief.  

Quoting MOMMY2ACR: Like help as in going to a specialist?
Quoting bmommyx2:

he needs to seek help asap


rebeccarae
by Bec on May. 10, 2014 at 4:12 AM
Sleep paralysis, it is fucking terrifying. He needs help, get him to a doctor.
DensHag
by Silver Member on May. 10, 2014 at 4:14 AM
I used to get that as a kid, only rarely as an adult. It is scary as hell..sorry Hon
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