how old is Ripley?
You may have to just back off on using the crate at night, and continue to take baby-steps with it during the day. at night, instead of crating, can he sleep WITH you? or will he stay on a dog bed? I found my boy actually slept like a ROCK when we allowed him to sleep with us. and now, I still have the crate available, and he starts off there, but comes up in bed w/ us during the night.
or if you need to crate, have you tried a vari-kennel instead of a full wire-crate? where is the crate located? IN your room with you? While my pup was young, I kept the crate right smack next to my side of the bed, so I could reach out and put a few fingers in to calm him. I slowly moved the crate to across the room as he grew older.
during the day, crate Ripley for 30 seconds, let him out and PRAISE! TREAT! act like he won a gold medal!…. try again, and work your way up in time. go for 1 min in the crate, then 2 min, then 5 min, then 10 min, etc... so you slowly desensitize him to the crate.
keep in mind, some dogs do not take to crate training at all.