Last year I had to skip out on attending my family reunion and staying overnight in a cabin with relatives because I suffer from terrible homesickness. I simply can't sleep away from home, not even in a tent in my own yard. The last time I tried staying in a motel, when I was 15, I was awake all night and really upset. (Interestingly enough, when I was 8 I spent two nights in a motel with no problem.)
The annual reunion is coming up again in a few months, and while I'd like to attend, I just know that when bedtime comes it'll be awful. My mother suggested taking the tent and setting it up in the backyard of the cabin for me to sleep in, allowing me privacy to have my pacifier and stuffed animals, but I doubt that'll help. The only other thing I can think of is attending the reunion and then going home, but my mom will probably want to stay overnight.
So is there any possible way to get me comfortable enough to sleep away from my own bed? The only thing I can think of that might help is sleeping pills, but it just seems easier to stay home instead of risking embarrassing myself by being homesick.