“Jane’s” nightmares kept her from getting a good night’s sleep. “They are just terrifying,” she told her doctor. “I wake up almost every night. It’s like someone is suffocating me – like a body lying on top of me – I’m holding my breath – just shaking with fear!”
Jane, married and the mother of two sons, began taking sleep medication pills every night. The relaxed feeling they produced reminded her of the way she felt in college after having a couple of drinks.
Sleeping pills became her escape from the pain.
The Close to Home series is designed to help Christian caregivers invite others to journey toward wholeness.