Question: My daughter has such anxiety about sleeping alone, she panics every time we “make” her sleep by herself. When she finally falls asleep with someone lying down with her, she is up within an hour checking to see if someone is still there. It is not restful sleep.
She claims she has awful dreams when she sleeps alone. We had her sleeping on a mattress in our room, which she did fine as long as one of us were going to bed at the same time as she was going to bed. We don’t know what to do, she has a true anxiety about this and you can see her fear when she even thinks about sleeping by herself. She is able to sleepover at her friends houses and she has friends sleepover, as long as they are sleeping with her.We have discussed talking to someone, she states “Im not crazy” I don’t need to talk to some stranger. She is very bright and does phenomenal in school. We need help.