Ever worry that you may never wake up?

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    Aug 07, 2013 9:42 PM GMT
    Lately I have been having a terrible fear of dying in my sleep, I have no idea where it came from, but every time I fall asleep I worry that I am vulnerable and somebody could break in and kill me, or I could die of carbon monoxide poisoning, or just have a heart attack in my sleep.

    It has me quite freaked out at times and I have forced myself awake due to this.

    Any of you have had this feeling before? is there a name for my fear?
  • HottJoe

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    Aug 07, 2013 9:43 PM GMT
    Don't worry. You'll wake up with me.... in HELLicon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

    Mwahahahahaha!
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    Aug 07, 2013 9:47 PM GMT
    That would be the perfect way of dying in my opinion. Reminds me of the Woody Allen joke, "I'm not afraid of dying, I just don't want to be there when it happens."

    But in your case I suspect it may be from some underlying anxiety or stress, not directly related to death.
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    Aug 07, 2013 9:48 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidDon't worry. You'll wake up with me.... in HELLicon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

    Mwahahahahaha!


    You have zero scare factor Hottjoe, The devil wouldn't let you in, we both agree you are too adorable for fire and primstone. icon_wink.gif

    and by we both agree I dont imply that me and satan have ever discussed you, or anything, I have never spoken to his prince, I am an angel

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    Aug 07, 2013 9:49 PM GMT
    I dream of never waking up!

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    Aug 07, 2013 9:51 PM GMT
    Philibuster saidI dream of never waking up!

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    Maybe this is healthy, I used to dread waking up to continue....life lol
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    Aug 07, 2013 9:55 PM GMT
    I remember I used to fantasized about never walking up, similar to a fairy tale story. An evil wizard did this to me for unknown reasons, probably to take political power at my kingdom. I'm frozen in my sleep and I have to wait until a courageous young knight to save me. 100 years pass and it was a long wait.
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    Aug 07, 2013 9:56 PM GMT
    What do you mean I'm not scary?icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 07, 2013 9:56 PM GMT
    If I'm not scary then why are so many people homoPHOBIC against me?????icon_evil.gif
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    Aug 07, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
    The_Tango saidI remember I used to fantasized about never walking up, similar to a fairy tale story. An evil wizard did this to me for unknown reasons, probably to take political power at my kingdom. I'm frozen in my sleep and I have to wait until a courageous young knight to save me. 100 years pass and it was a long wait.


    Sounds suspiciously Snow whitey.
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    Aug 07, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    i2ci2i said
    The_Tango saidI remember I used to fantasized about never walking up, similar to a fairy tale story. An evil wizard did this to me for unknown reasons, probably to take political power at my kingdom. I'm frozen in my sleep and I have to wait until a courageous young knight to save me. 100 years pass and it was a long wait.


    Sounds suspiciously Snow whitey.


    Was that really Snow White? I was thinking of a video-game. Haha
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    Aug 07, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidDon't worry. You'll wake up with me.... in HELLicon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gificon_twisted.gif

    Mwahahahahaha!


    Where do I sign up? icon_wink.gificon_twisted.gificon_biggrin.gif
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    Aug 07, 2013 10:27 PM GMT
    Rarely an hour goes by that I don't think about death, and the closer it gets to bedtime, the more intense it gets. I often fall asleep on my sofa with the TV on because sometimes I view my bed as a grave. Not sure where this comes from but it's really draining.
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    Every night for years.
    How the hell did this happen to me?
    I have to practice not thinking about it.
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:05 AM GMT
    Remember to have this pact with your best friend: If you die first, your best friend goes and immediately deletes your web browsing history.
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:07 AM GMT
    I like to think that we will always wake up, no matter what. Might not be to this world, but the sun will alwyas rise and so will we.
    Not that I have any trouble sleeping, but this is quite reassuring actually!

    ;)
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:09 AM GMT
    If it's any consolation, the chances of dying while you're awake are 80% higher. Now go get some rest. icon_wink.gif


    As well, your chances of dying from NOT sleeping (as in getting enough) is 12% higher than if you were sleeping well. Not enough sleep makes you more accident prone when awake.
  • TheiKevin

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    Aug 08, 2013 3:15 AM GMT
    Here's a quote from Kill Bill:


    "Dying in our sleep is a luxury that our kind is rarely afforded"


    Rather die sleeping blissfully rather than die fearing for my life.

    But really, death doesn't really phase me much. Philosophers have long been teaching that fear of the uncontrollable is absolutely nonsensical; and since I have a very philosophical way of thinking, I don't particularly fear death.
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:16 AM GMT
    dicasu saidI like to think that we will always wake up, no matter what. Might not be to this world, but the sun will alwyas rise and so will we.
    Not that I have any trouble sleeping, but this is quite reassuring actually!

    ;)


    Wow, that's kind of profound.
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:17 AM GMT
    It happens with sleep paralysis. There is nothing scarier than being awake, but not being able to move, that is something that feels like dying.
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    Ha Ha.. No actually sometime I wish I would never wake up..
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:24 AM GMT
    Lumpynose saidThat would be the perfect way of dying in my opinion.


    My same opinion. I've taken care of patients who were in severe pain right before they died. So I would prefer to die at home, in my sleep rather than being attached to a bunch of machines at a hospital. The only thing I ask is that death is swift.
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:39 AM GMT
    Erik101 said
    Lumpynose saidThat would be the perfect way of dying in my opinion.


    My same opinion. I've taken care of patients who were in severe pain right before they died. So I would prefer to die at home, in my sleep rather than being attached to a bunch of machines at a hospital. The only thing I ask is that death is swift.

    Oh I'm so with you Erik....let me just drop over rather than linger on. My mother died of Alzheimer's and my dad of cancer, both were drawn out and cruel!
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    I had a slight episode a week ago which I thought might be a stroke. Its wasnt btw. But I did fear that I wouldnt wake up
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    Aug 08, 2013 3:53 AM GMT
    Don't know if there is a name for it. (Though I'm sure there is.)

    I don't think I've honestly ever had this fear. It's a rational thing. Sometimes the body thinks you are dying when you are asleep and you shock yourself awake.