For the past 3 nights, I have had some trouble sleeping. It is really starting to worry me because it will be 11:00 p.m. and I won't be tired at all. Usually around 11:30-11:45 I will finally fall asleep and wake up at around 6:30. Well last night, the same thing happened, so what I did was I listened to music while I walked back and forth in my room until about 11:30, and finally passed out but woke up every two hours until 6:30 this morning. And, I actually fell back asleep at 6:30, and woke up again at 6:45 but I fell right into REM sleep and had a very vivid dream about tornadoes (I'm scared of them).
Anyway, I have been anxious since this started, the insomnia is very scary as well. I have checked my heart rate and it goes up and down, and I feel like I can't breath when I try and lay down to go to sleep. I am dreading this because I don't want to die from this. No one has the Fatal Familial Insomnia, but I am terrified I had Sporadic Fatal Insomnia - the non-inherited form of the disease.
I'm scared that by thinking about it so much that I gave myself the disorder, since it doesn't have to be inherited.