same as my bestfriend. get a night light or try sleeping with someone else in the room. dont watch anything scary before you go to sleep and listen to some calm music that will possibly make you fall asleep.
I dont like being in the dark either i hate not being able to see whats going on around me what i do is i close my eyes and picture something comforting sometimes i make up like a story it my head hope it helps :) - athena (thats my name)
Get a couple night lights or you can turn on all Hall or bathroom light. Sometimes if I watch a horror movie or something I can sleep with all the lights on but not often. Sleeping with all the lights on wastes electricity so don't try it first.