A 31-year-old female asked:
it has been 1.5 years since i have been facing trouble to sleep at night. it's not insomnia, but it's more like a fear of death that haunts me. ?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Rick Barnett answered
17 years experience Clinical Psychology
Hypnophobia: Fear of falling asleep, hypnophobia, is distressing not only because of the worry but because it interferes with sleep and sleep is crucial to emotional and physical self-regulation. However, it is very treatable. It may take some time, but finding a good psychotherapist skilled in cognitive behavior therapy &#40;or simply a good therapist&#41;, possibly combined with medication sparingly, may help.
Answered on Jun 27, 2015
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