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I Suffer From Night Terrors

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    Embrace You Terrors - I have had night terrors all my life as well as the rest of us on this page. They vary from light orbs dancing around the room, dogs opening the door to the...
    HYLIANLINK HYLIANLINK 31-35, M Jun 22, 2013

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    Please Help!! - im 17 ive had night terrors for a while now i wake up very scared. when i have on i see snakes or animals once i even saw a turtle. only once have i seen a person...
    southernprincess700 southernprincess700 16-17 2 Responses May 19, 2010

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    Anyone Suffering From Adult Night Terrors, Must Read!! -                  The Story of How I became an Adult Insomniac suffering from Adult Night terrors probably...
    HunterRolfee HunterRolfee 18-21, M 3 Responses Dec 22, 2010

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    I've had them since I was 4 years old. I have them at least 3 times a month. It's more of a hallucination than a nightmare. My eyes are open and I know that what I'm seeing is not...
    biologynerd91 biologynerd91 22-25, F 3 Responses Jan 29

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    Every Time I Dream, I Have Night Terrors :L - Alright, to start off, I hate sleeping because i'm so scared of having "bad dreams". But when i do sleep all hell breaks loose. And...
    Jennaisnotcrazy Jennaisnotcrazy 18-21, F May 5, 2013

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    The Most Scary Thing - I have had many terrifying night terrors and I thought I might share it with you. If you look on my profile, it says that I am 61-65. I am really 15, but I...
    stargem3452 stargem3452 61-65, F 2 Responses Dec 6, 2010

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    Just A Note For All - I am greatly relieved to find I am not alone in this. I will share my experience for what it is. I hope some find a comfort or likeness in my telling of it. I...
    mymymonkey mymymonkey 41-45, M Sep 26, 2013

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    Had Them Nearly Every Night From 6-13. Now Having Them Again. - I am 22 years old and under quite a bit of stress right now so, I figure that is what caused the one I had last...
    mneusaenger mneusaenger 22-25 Oct 7, 2013

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    Could Relationships Be Giving Me Night Terrors? Past Life Regression - I have been suffering from night terrors since I was a teenager. I go through phases where I have them often...
    rainy1881 rainy1881 26-30 3 Responses Aug 15, 2008

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    Chelsea's Night Terrors - I had night terrors throughout my entire childhood and they were absolutely horrific. I never could remember much from them other than feelings of...
    chelseapaige chelseapaige 18-21, F Aug 28, 2013

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    The only good news I can offer is that you will grow out of them. I was in the mid 30s before mine let up. Others lose them much earlier. Its still a possibility but I don't jump...
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 41-45, M Feb 20

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    Fear In the Night - I have night terrors! I'm an adult and have never met anyone else that has this issue. Night terrors are usually reserved for kids. I wake up screaming...
    GoodThing GoodThing 46-50, F 18 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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    My Most Recent Night Terror - I have had night terrors since I was a little girl. They occur at least 3-4 times per week. Majority are so vivid and will bother me throughout the...
    leslicrawford leslicrawford 26-30 1 Response Feb 10, 2011

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    Shadows In My Dreams - I have had a lot of night terrors. Multiple recurring dreams and just plain out random. I have two recurring dreams that have really stuck with me all these...
    AjLauman AjLauman 16-17, M Jun 3, 2013

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    I Have Night Terrors - I have had night terrors on and off for a few years. Mostly they are not that bad and I can deal with them myself. They usually involve the feeling of having...
    reedyoung reedyoung 26-30 2 Responses Jun 17, 2010

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    The Most Horrifying Experience I've Ever Had.. - I have had the same experiences with these, "Impossible Task" Night Terrors. I can completely agree that they can be predictable...
    aeichman aeichman 18-21, F 3 Responses Dec 2, 2010

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    Had Them As A Kid, Back As An Adult - I had NT when I was 7-12, usually triggered by stress. They vanished for a long time, then returned when I was 22, and I have had them since...
    Stargazer7505 Stargazer7505 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2013

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    I Know I'm Asleep - My night terror is the same re-occurring dream. I'm not so sure if I could even call it a dream because I know that I'm asleep and it feels so real. It feels as...
    kindall kindall 22-25 6 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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    My Intro/new To This - Hey everyone. I am new here! My name is CJ, I am 18 years old, and I am a female. I have been experiencing night terror type symptoms since I can remember...
    dancer92 dancer92 18-21, F 7 Responses May 1, 2010

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    I Dont Know If I Have Night Terrors Or Not - all i know is i constantly wake up from punching the wall closest my bed. sometimes i wake up screaming. there have been a few times...
    livewanderlust livewanderlust 16-17, F Apr 13, 2013

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    My Night Terror Experiences -   I just signed up. I have had night terrors my whole life. They seem to be better when I sleep with someone (boyfriend or when I had a husband...
    Strlett Strlett 31-35, F Aug 23, 2013

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    I would like to share my story hoping that I can find others that suffer from the same thing. About a year and a half ago I began having night terrors. I'm also a very frequent...
    Lyds9876 Lyds9876 16-17 3 Responses Feb 5

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    Night Terror - This is a incident thats been on going but lately has gotten worse.... I tend to wake up in a state of panic with the feeling that something/someone is after me... I...
    mushroomkitten mushroomkitten 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 13, 2012

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    I Think I Have Night Terrors - Hello there. I'm called Matt, and im 20 years old. I've suffered from these nocturnal episodes since i was about 4 years old, but have recently got...
    Matt9033 Matt9033 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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    The Impossible Task -  After researching various sleep disorders to try and find a reason why I haven't been able to sleep for the past few weeks I discovered that I have...
    Dereknl Dereknl 18-21, M 14 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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    Is This A Night Terror? I'M So Confused - For a long time now, ever since I was a little child I would experience this weird thing during the night. It's hard to remember, but it...
    KnightOfJustice KnightOfJustice 18-21, M 2 Responses Jan 27, 2013

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    16 Year Old In Fear... - I have had so many night terrors every night and i know exactly what my trigger is, i'm a 2nd lt. in j.r.o.t.c. and that stress is so extreme it causes me...
    alli1cat09 alli1cat09 16-17 2 Responses Feb 4, 2011

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    I keep getting the same dream every night I wake up screaming and swearing. It is a nightmare and every night I see more of the nightmare like it is a story or something. I have...
    chessie101 chessie101 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 15

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    My Worst Terror - I had to go into operation when i was 6 years old because i was under a disease. They gave me a dose of ketamine, which if you don’t know what that is, its...
    namiiw94 namiiw94 16-17, M Jun 28, 2010

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    As A Child - I suffered night terrors, i could not wake up from terrifying dreams i was screaming to get out of.... when i would finally awake the whole house hold my entire family...
    Eveeyes Eveeyes 26-30, F 18 Responses Mar 30, 2013

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    Always A Battle - as i have said many times on this site i have had a verry traumatic childhood...and after alot of the times i have had consistant nightmares about the events...
    bloodredhanded bloodredhanded 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 31, 2013

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    I do not personally suffer from Night Terrors but I do in a way. My 5 year old son has been experiencing this for as long as he has been dreaming. He wakes up in the night and I...
    PrayingMother PrayingMother 31-35, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Monsters Surround Me - It started when I was 8, and now I'm 21. Every night I have horrifying dreams, gruesome, and vivid. I remember every detail. The things I dream about I have...
    ekay123 ekay123 22-25, F 3 Responses May 7, 2013

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    Night Terrors - Hi I'm seventeen and have been suffering with night terrors since I was very small. Often I jump out in my sleep and scream, I feel as though I have gained much...
    Nightowl101 Nightowl101 16-17 1 Response Jan 10, 2013

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    Adult Night Terrors - I started having night terrors at the age of 8 yrs old. I am now 44 and still get them. I have tried changing my diet, exercise, prayers before sleep and...
    declores13 declores13 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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    Night Time Troubles - Hey everybody just thought I would share my story and hope to get some advice maybe? Ok here goes I have always been active at night times it's like I have...
    Looktothestars Looktothestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    Welcome To My Crazy Nightmare Of A Life! - hello, i am 24 yrs old and i suffer from visions of hell which i guess you could call a night terror; but with one MAJOR difference, i...
    mewtwo5001 mewtwo5001 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 9, 2013

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    Contacting The Devil?! - I woke up from this about 15 minutes ago. It's the first night terror I've had in long time. Coincidentally, it happened after I had read about other...
    Sasayaku35 Sasayaku35 13-15, F Apr 6, 2013

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    After Effects... - My night terrors always leave something behind, an after effect of some sort. I won't write my dreams in detail(since they're posted in my dream journal) but I...
    mistaXbarreto mistaXbarreto 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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    Just Last Night - Hi. My name is Lewis Davies, I'm 14 and I'm from the UK. I've been suffering from night terrors for as long as I can remember. But the one i had last night was by...
    Lewisdavies98 Lewisdavies98 13-15, M 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    Night Terror - Ever since I was born I have been having ONE night terror. As soon as I could speak I was describing the same dream. I am walking in a desert with a rock on my back...
    xmcfilthx xmcfilthx 22-25, M 3 Responses Aug 8, 2008

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    20 Year Old Terrors - I've been having what i call night terrors only for the past couple of months. In every dream it starts out the same. I wake up in my bed and get dressed and...
    jakeman89 jakeman89 18-21, M Feb 2, 2010

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    John Wayne Gayce? >.< - When i was 11 years old, i had my first night terror. It was the first time i ever swore in front of my parents, and i didn't even get in trouble! I...
    mistamew mistamew 18-21, F May 21, 2012

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    Please Help Me! - For the past three weeks I've been having the same nightmare over and over. Last night I woke up 7 times within an hour because of this. Now the dream is a...
    ddukers16 ddukers16 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 28, 2013

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    The Defeated Monster - I suffered from night terrors for a long time, longer than normal. I remember the fear of sleep and the embarassment of waking up screaming. I remember...
    CalesVoger CalesVoger 16-17, M 5 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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    Night Terrors...paranormal? Or Medical? - I have had night terrors since I was a child...I had a recurring theme...a man in black trench coat and top hat w/ a face made up of...
    abercrombiez abercrombiez 31-35, F 9 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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    THis Scared Me So Bad - I am 21 and 2 years ago i had my first and only night terror where i woke up in my kitchen holding a glass of water and a women holding her baby and the...
    brambleclaw brambleclaw 18-21 3 Responses Jul 14, 2009

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    I've Been Suffering Since I Was A Child - I've had suffering from reoccurring night terrors since I was a child. My mothers told me of times where it had happened when I was about...
    LokiSkittles LokiSkittles 18-21, F Jun 10, 2013

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    I had NT as a child and started having them several years back. I got a reprieve from them for a little while now they are back like a vengeance. My son came home from school and...
    deedee1967 deedee1967 46-50, F Dec 6, 2013

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    My night terrors began 3 years ago. The first year, my husband would tell me that during the night or early morning I would let out a long, loud scream(s). Ususally occurred at...
    rusticdreams rusticdreams 61-65, F Dec 20, 2013

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    Pretty much every night i have night terrors and then i always wake up crying and screaming as if what was happening was real, but when i wake up it doesn't stop as if im...
    courtney734 courtney734 13-15, F 5 Responses Mar 31

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    Can't Sleep Without Blanket... - This is kind of strange. I absolutely cannot sleep without a blanket or else I get terrorized in my sleep by something. It seems like it only...
    Itsthewildcat Itsthewildcat 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 12, 2013