My girlfriend and I recently moved into our new house but since we've moved she cannot get a proper nights sleep for fear of someone breaking in during the night. At the slightest noise she jumps and can't seem to settle. This in turn causes frustration and further anxiety which prevents her from sleeping and causes her to lie awake listening for further night time noises. At the time she is near hysterical through worry and panic but come the morning and the light of day she freely admits that her fears are completely irrational but that she cannot control these thoughts during the night and she gets carried away with it all.
I work away from home and find myself worrying constantly about her and as you'd expect she is worse when i am away as there is nobody there for any reassurance or to talk her down. When i do get home she is so exhausted after all the sleepless nights that she passes out early in the evening and succeeds in regaining some lost hours but quite often finds that she wakens up just as it is time for bed and we have all the same issues but at least i can offer her some a cuddle and soothe her fears as best i can. In an attempt to allay her fears i organised for an alarm to be fitted but she now finds that she is just waiting for it to go off. I am very stressed out by everything which is minor in comparison to what she is currently struggling through, alone a lot of the time. At the moment she is getting somewhere between 2-5 hours sleep a night and this is really grinding her down.
Thank you for taking the time to read this and i am hoping that somebody can offer some solution to her current unhappiness.