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Trouble falling asleep due to fear. Why am I scared of loneliness, dark and noises?

Recently i had an issue with fear. early one around 4:30 in the morning i woke from a sound sleep . I could not fall back to sleep due to a serious fear to every little sound i heard, like house creeks and other house settling sounds. The next day all day long i had an anxiety type feeling. The for the next 6 days after that I feared everything, every little noise made me jump and get chills, I was constantly on edge, had a weird feeling that someone was going to jump out of the dark and get me like paranoia , and got no sleep. It was almost like i was a child again, scared of the dark, being alone, strange noises, and im 28 yrs old. It got so back so bad i couldnt do my job. On day 7 i woke up 100% normal. What happened to me?
Asked On : Sat, 12 May 2012
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Oct 2012
hi..this transient anxiety states are difficult to explain..may be you were going through some kind of stress..or there was some precipitating factor..we normally experience alteration of sleep pattern for a few nights..that is you need not worry..if it would have persisted, you could have visited a psychiatrist to investigate..thanks..have a good health..
Answered: Fri, 26 Oct 2012
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