Night Terrors – Again

Remember the last time I mentioned night terrors? Well, they’ve returned with a vengeance.

Last week I was awakened by Joe in the middle of the night, moaning (in my dream I was screaming). The dream was a about a ghost that was tormenting me. The closest thing I can compare it to would be a live version of The Blair Witch Project. You can fight against something you can see, but not something you can’t. When I woke up I thought my heart was going to come out of my chest. I literally thought I might be having a heart attack. My whole body was shaking (Joe remembers that, too). I had to go to the bathroom but was so paralyzed with fear that I couldn’t for a while. It still haunts me and this was last Wednesday night. So, why am I writing about this now? They’re not stopping.

Last night I had a dream that I was taking off my clothes. A man in a truck stopped and was watching me. I had quickly covered up and said I was not doing anything until he moved. He started getting out of his truck. I quickly ran to a room and tried to lock the door. He was pulling as I was pulling and I finally got it locked. However, the door was still open about 6 inches. It was a bedroom, oddly, and I hid behind the dresser hoping he would go away. When I looked around the dresser after a while he was peering through the door space just waiting for me. Trapped! Then I woke up. This is not the only dream like this that I’ve had since last week.

In all of my dreams I am hunted by something. No matter where I go or what I do, they find me. It’s a horrible, horrible feeling.

Time to bring this up in therapy, I think!

3 thoughts on “Night Terrors – Again

  1. In all of my dreams I am hunted by something. No matter where I go or what I do, they find me. It’s a horrible, horrible feeling.

    It doesn’t take a therapist to see there is something going on in your life that makes you feel anxiety and out of control. I hope you are able to find the strength, or at least the self preservation, to look at this challenge and know you can get through it. I know you can.

  2. I thought we agreed no more Nutella on melba toast before bed?

    I agree with Native Texan. Sit down with pen and paper and ask yourself what these night terrors are really about, and see what comes up.

    Also, as you’re falling asleep, tell yourself that you’re going to sleep safely and soundly all night and wake up feeling wonderfully refreshed.

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