Emetophobia and night
Evening falls, people come home from work, among their loved ones; the moment of the day that everyone is waiting for: “finally this day is over”.
Dinner, a chat and then bed, refreshing after the various commitments that we have to deal with every day.
The emetophobic however, or rather, a good part of them, does not particularly like the night.
The reasons can be multiple; the emetophobic mainly fears the bedtime because the night and the darkness bring along with it the fear of loss of control and that no one will come to help, since everyone’s asleep.
The night therefore, for us means symbolically IMPOTENCE.
It means IMPOSSIBILITY, INCAPACITY OF CONTROL and FEAR OF NOT BEING HELPED.
So the emetophobic in moments of anxiety and phobia, prefers to stay awake.
But this is a bad habit, since sleep is necessary for a human being. So, what to do in these cases?
Logically, the right way would be to undertake a psychotherapeutic path but, if this is not possible, one could start by sharing the fear with people you trusted; furthermore, sleep could be anticipated with a pleasant and relaxing activity, which inevitably makes you slip into sleep: reading, watching a movie, listening to music …
These activities would help relaxing, to get distracted, not to think about worries and calm down, to try to indulge in a peaceful sleep.