These past few nights I haven't slept well. I keep having very disturbing nightmares and then waking up terrified and not being able to go back to sleep, or waking up terrified for no reason and not being able to go back to sleep. There is too much adrenaline reeling through my mind. The dreams are horribly disturbing and are usually about death. Last night I dreamt that people were running about with guns shooting everyone and setting off bombs. One night I was so scared I woke my mother and asked to sleep with her, even though I'm too old for that sort of thing, but she let me. I had one the other night that was so bad I wondered if it was sent from a higher power. How could my brain come up with something like that on its own?
This is why I think this is happening: I've been doing a bit better anxiety-wise. I can do everything feeling mostly normal and I can enjoy things I like (though not fully because I've had thick brain fog) which i wasn't able to do for a while. I've been trying to convince myself everything is alright, because really it is, and I think all the anxiety I would be feeling normally during the day is building up and coming out at night.
I'm thinking about trying to stay up all night tonight to avoid this from happening again. Does have any idea how to keep this from happening besides staying up? Has this happened to you before?
Also, my brain is terribly foggy right now. Any tips for that?