Recently, I have been having trouble sleeping. I’ve only been getting like 4 hours of sleep a night, if I’m lucky, and the reason is I’ve been thinking a lot about death and it terrifies me. During the day, when I’m around people, I’m fine, but at night, when I’m all alone in my room, it becomes too much of a reality for me and I freak out and don’t get any sleep. PLEASE help me. I really need to get some sleep.
It sounds like your problem may go beyond anxiety, though. Your thoughts of death and dying might be a clue that you are suffering from depression. It wasn’t clear whether your thoughts reflect a fear of dying or whether you are feeling like you’d be better off dead. Either way, a preoccupation with death is of concern. I would recommend talking with a parent, or a trusted adult such as a school counselor, clergy or relative, someone who can help you sort this out.
Meanwhile, there are certain things Dr. Shabry suggests that may make it easier for you to sleep in the short-run:
Hope this helps.