Ever since I was a child as far back as I could remember, if I slept in a dark room with no light. I would see shadows moving around the room. It always made me feel uncomfortable. I got used to sleeping with the TV because a night light wasn't enough to make them go away.
At times I would wake up and feel a presence hovering over me, or have that feeling of being watched. As if someone was sitting in the corner watching me. Sometimes I will hear my name whispered, or hear someone says something but it is not a voice I recognize. It is always faint and almost far away.
Even weirder, I could always tell it was sunrise or close to it even if no light came in the room because everything would go away and become quiet. Only then can I turn off the TV and get real sleep. It has been really hard to deal with since I have three kids. Many times I will wake up at 3 a.m., and just watch the clock and anticipate sunrise.
Now at 26 years old, it affects me. My husband has to sleep in the dark, the TV keeps him up, yet I can not bring myself to fall asleep in the dark. I know all this sounds really silly, or hokey. I swear it is all true. Does anyone know what this is or how I may cope? Any thoughts or suggestions would be very helpful. Thanks.