Hi all, I’ve posted once before in the more specific thread (losing a parent) but i had a more general question and was hoping someone could offer advice.
I found out recently my dad is nearing the end of his illness and since then (though a bit before as well) I’ve been terrified to go to sleep. When i do i have dreams about him, usually ones where he is sick, though not as sick as he is in real life. They sometimes even seem like hopeful dreams.
I find these dreams incredibly distressing and they leave me sad for ages afterwards. Mornings are so hard because i wake up to the reality of this unbearable pain.
I know i have to sleep. I also know these arent going to stop happening, and my dreams might get worse, and that i can’t control them.
Does anyone have any advice for dealing with the anxiety about bedtime because of this?
Thank you all