By Anonymous - 21/12/2017 06:00
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I have pretty bad anxiety (diagnosed) and I can’t stand the dark. Pitch black dark alone gives me mini panic attacks and reading your post gave me some anxiety, so I understand your plight. There’s no shame/nothing wrong with using a nightlight. I’m 31 and still use one. It might just be that you’re overwhelmed from the move and not used to your new surroundings. I’m sure you’ll adjust in time. Keep using nightlights if you need to. Nothing wrong with it.
You're not alone :) When I wake up at night and cant see anything I get an adrenalinrush and sometimes even a full sized panic attack before I even have the chance to fully wake up and tell my brain that theres nothing to worry about. I just carry a small nightlight when Im sleeping somewhere else and it has never been an issue. I know multiple people who cant sleep in complete darkness either btw