Here’s some good exercise for your imagination. You can’t do it now, sitting in front of your computer or whatever. You’ll have to wait until night and you’ve been in bed for at least 10 minutes, trying to get to sleep.
If your bed is next to a wall, this works better if you are facing the wall, your back to the rest of the room.
It is also best to keep your bedroom door unlocked, maybe even your house door (without setting the alarm, of course).
This also works better if you have a fan going, or the air conditioning, anything that creates some white noise in the background. With a good imagination, you’ll be able to hear things in the white noise.
OK, now, as your lying there, eyes closed, all relaxed in the complete darkness, imagine someone slowly opening your bedroom door. You don’t know who this person is, but he or she is very very dangerous. And the person is here to kill you, to murder you in your sleep.
Lie very still as the person slowly approaches. In the white noise, you can hear the person’s footsteps very faintly, you can even hear the person’s slow nervous breathing. Closer and closer the person comes.
The person is right next to your bed. The person begins hovering over you, perhaps to make sure you’re really asleep. The person is about to murder you. You can almost feel the person’s warmth.
Now… quickly sit up and scream “NOOOOO!!!”
And murderer will vanish in thin air! Or so we hope.
If not, I hold no responsibility for your untimely death.
Have fun using your imagination!