One afternoon last week, Stephen got off from work early and let me know that he had to be back in at 3:30 the next morning. This is one of my nighttime anxiety triggers but I've slowly been getting better. I used to have extreme trouble sleeping if I knew he was going to be gone before morning, and I'd have panic … Continue reading Night Anxiety ~ A Major Success!
I started this post about two months ago and I have no idea why I didn't just finish it and publish it, but here it is. I haven't written about night anxiety for awhile because I hadn't needed to. I'd somehow been enjoying a lovely break from it since Elizabeth's birth. But that came to a crashing … Continue reading Night Anxiety ~ A (Daytime) Burglary and Two Solutions
I am so pleased with the way nights have been for me this past month. From having a baby co-sleeping really well with me, and not having to get up to pee (!!!!!), to finally being able to sleep on my back again, I've been getting really great sleep! I was super sleep deprived while pregnant … Continue reading Night Anxiety with a Newborn?
A week and a half ago, my husband had to work in the middle of the night and I had a small victory in that I wasn't immediately jolted with fear at the thought of being alone. The night was positive overall, but I still couldn't sleep. I watched movies and browsed the web until 5:30, when … Continue reading Night Anxiety ~ Another Opportunity to Improve
After doing so well on Monday night, I had a setback last night after hearing our neighbor's dog barking. :/ It was 1:45am and I had already been having a rough night's sleep because of my giant, pregnant belly. I had a dream that had something to do with checking out a friend's home for … Continue reading Night Anxiety ~ A Dog Barking
As I talked about in one of my first posts, I have been dealing with anxiety/fear at night for a while. Well, since writing that post, it's been somewhat better and today I had a small victory! :) I knew I needed to write about it and use blogging as a sort of therapy. I did … Continue reading Night Anxiety ~ A Small Victory!
Sometimes I have anxiety at night. It usually presents itself as the intense fear of danger to me and/or my family after something "triggers" it. The trigger could be as simple as a passing comment someone made, a news headline I read, or an event I narrowly escaped (like a spider bite or car accident). The fear … Continue reading Night Anxiety during Pregnancy