Last month, I saw a documentary about Familial Fatal Insomnia, and felt fine. I watched a couple more pertaining to this topic and no bad feeling whatsoever, until I came across a rare variance of this disease-- Sporadic Fatal Insomnia. On that day, I couldn't sleep; I kept indulging on the fact that I have it, but statistically this was unlikely. It was about 3 A.M until I've had enough and turned on some white noise. This worked for a couple of days. When that didn't work I turned on some relaxing music, and after a couple of day my fear affects me minimally.
Until a couple of days ago when that fear came back, I couldn't sleep easily. Felt really scared. I started researching for this disease but the results were strange. On one source it said there was about eight people with this disease, on another, at least sixteen. The symptoms to this disease include: insomnia, ataxia, and other "pyramidal signs". I became really scared; I don't know if I have these signs or not, and having no knowledge of how to test them makes my insomnia worse. Any clarification on the symptoms and prognosis is hugely appreciated.
I should also mentioned I am traumatized by scary things easily, and since my sleeplessness started ever since I watched the documentary I felt that that's the culprit. I really want to forget that this exist and go back to my normal self. I've been tired physically and fretful mentally. Any reassurance is good. Maybe this is just anxiety.