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Dream turned to nightmare.

Nov 09, 2014 2:26 PM

I fell asleep earlier, and I had a dream that I was with family and friends. I was put in charge of picking up my little cousin and taking him to go meet everyone. After I got to my destination and took him inside, I suddenly became aware of this excruciating pain, as well as a hard plastic brace I hadn't been wearing before. I kept tightening it because I felt like my ribs were about to break in two. As I was tightening it the last time, a doctor who was there motioned for me to come see him. As I tried to make my way to him, I realized I was not and could not breathe. Then I blacked out, and woke to hear my dad telling me to get up. After he left, I realized I literally wasn't breathing. So I kind of gasped for air and forced it into my lungs in short, shallow breaths. Worse yet, I couldn't move. At all. It was as if I was paralyzed. It was all I could do to move my fingers. It took me a few minutes, but I finally got my arms to work. Then I managed to roll onto my back, where I was able to actually breathe after gasping again. My body aches from the sheer effort of trying to move and breathe now. It was absolutely terrifying. One of the most frightening moments of my life. The closest I have ever felt to dying.

Nov 10, 2014 12:11 AM

I guess what I'm saying is that I'm scared to fall asleep again now. I'm afraid I won't wake up. I know it may sound stupid or whatever, but it really did scare me. I've never had that happen before, and I am scared.

Nov 10, 2014 7:25 AM

Don't be afraid HollyBelle. I have these types of dreams quite regularly and have always woken up. It's that foggy twilight between sleeping and waking up that's particularly unsettling because it's near impossible to distinguish between dream and reality.

Nov 10, 2014 5:30 PM

Must have been very frightening! It's called 'sleep paralysis'. Many people have it and it's quite common. You can look it up on Wikipedia. So don't worry :)

Nov 10, 2014 8:09 PM

Thank you both, I do feel better now. :)

Nov 13, 2014 10:07 PM

almost all my dreams are nightmares, since the pain

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