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I Suffer From Night Terrors

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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 should start when I was arround 2 years of age. Apparently I was with my brother (who was 4 at the time) and we were playing an enthusiastic game of "ninja...
    HunterRolfee HunterRolfee 18-21, M 6 Responses Dec 22, 2010

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    I used to have horrid night terrors

    as a kid. I'd look up at the ceiling and there were all these eyes blinking at me in a cold unfeeling way. Another time I was being tormented by a human-like monster with empty eye sockets which made them incredibly terrifying, and a sinister black cat which accompanied him. He...
    AngelofPink AngelofPink 22-25, F Sep 4, 2014

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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 5 or so. She would wake up to me screaming. When she ran to my room, I would just be sitting on my bed, holding my head, and screaming in such...
    LokiSkittles LokiSkittles 18-21, F Jun 10, 2013

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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 rest of her familie was yelling at me in a different language i couldnt understand and my girlfriend said she found me curled...
    brambleclaw brambleclaw 18-21 3 Responses Jul 14, 2009

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    Various Night Terror Stories

    Hey all! This is my first story on this site, and I actually only came across it because I JUST had one of my terrors a few hours ago, and was looking for advice. I think we can consider this one a score! I'm 22, a Musician and Artist by trade, and I have, as well as other...
    MisterA MisterA 22-25, M 6 Responses Aug 11, 2010

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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 night. As a kid I had night terrors nearly every night for years. I hated sleeping as a kid because I would have a strange feeling before I went to sleep and I knew...
    mneusaenger mneusaenger 22-25 Oct 7, 2013

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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 worse. I tend to 'wake up' from my sleep about an hour or two after falling asleep. I always have a frightening dream, but not a...
    Matt9033 Matt9033 18-21, M 4 Responses Sep 14, 2011

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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 two different lives one during the day and the other one that begins once I close my eyes I was a frequent sleep walker as...
    Looktothestars Looktothestars 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 12, 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 sleep walker and sleep talker. I have never been to a doctor about them because my parents refuse to believe me and say they are merely...
    Lyds9876 Lyds9876 16-17 3 Responses Feb 5, 2014

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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 been having these every single night over a year. It begins in a house I have never seen before but recognise it is so realistic it is dark so...
    chessie101 chessie101 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 15, 2014

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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 in the past and still do suffer from a certain type of night terror. It's commonly known as "The Impossible Task...
    Dereknl Dereknl 18-21, M 15 Responses Jul 24, 2009

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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 cannot provide answers. I am short of breathe now as perhaps you may be when it comes to the telling of it. It is not...
    mymymonkey mymymonkey 41-45, M Sep 26, 2013

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    As a child, back when I had a nightmare every

    night, I had frequent night terrors. My parents told me I used to sit up in my bed screaming for hours, no facial expression just screaming. I used to sleepwalk too and it scared the hell out of my mother. Recently I have remembered memories of true fear when it came to bedtime...
    TealTails TealTails 18-21, F Dec 30, 2014

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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) I think because I felt safe. I have since moved - and sleep alone. I wake up in the middle of the night, running straight...
    Strlett Strlett 31-35, F Aug 23, 2013

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    I've had night-terrors/nightmares

    for as long as I remember. There is one in particular that I've suffered from almost every night since I was 5 years old. It leaves me destroyed. I get physically sick afterwards, and it has given me PTSD symptoms. I see a therapist, but there is no proof that my nightmare comes...
    JaiTor JaiTor 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 21

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    Visions of my past it's horrible reliving it

    every time I sleep I need help...
    TatFool TatFool 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 6, 2014

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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 nothing seems to stop them. I actually damaged my spinal cord years ago. I was in my bedroom and the floor started getting...
    declores13 declores13 41-45, F 1 Response Jul 14, 2012

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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 cant explain it... My boyfriend woke up after he heard me get up and start breathing hard... He said I kept asking...
    mushroomkitten mushroomkitten 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 13, 2012

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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 years. I am 17 right now and I can remembering having these dreams since I can remember. The first one is where I am at my...
    AjLauman AjLauman 18-21, M Jun 3, 2013

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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. I'm 28 now. Last year was the worst. After working 3 12 hour over night shifts, I came home, fell asleep, and 45 minutes later had the...
    Stargazer7505 Stargazer7505 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 3, 2013

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    Now They Seem Like Night Terrors

    It started as sleep paralysis but now my episodes are seeming more and more like night terrors.The first thing that changed was the disappearance of the paralysis. I started waking up fully mobile but it still seemed like the previous episodes because of the hallucinations.The...
    chrysalid chrysalid 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2011

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    Hello, my name is Alex,

    and i want to share my experiences when i was in middle school of my fully conscious night terrors, or what i like to call night terror psychosis. The reason i call them a psychosis is because of my level of awareness during the night terror and the indescribable and abstract...
    timone1002 timone1002 18-21 1 Response Oct 6, 2014

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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 complete terror and absolute panic. I never knew what I was afraid of but I always tried to get away from it, and it was impossible...
    chelseapaige chelseapaige 18-21, F Aug 28, 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 hallucinating, when i wake up although i know im in my room and im safe i always see dark shadows around my room, it looks as if theres just people...
    courtney734 courtney734 16-17, F 5 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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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 least 1-2 a week. I didn't remember anything at this stage. The 2nd year, I began suffering from terror filled nightmares, that I...
    rusticdreams rusticdreams 61-65, F Dec 20, 2013

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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 never seen or heard about, but somehow I dream about them. I also see things when I am awake from horrifying creatures to...
    ekay123 ekay123 22-25, F 3 Responses May 7, 2013

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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 some are silly little ones and some are to real to be a dream, so vivid. I can feel some of them. I've tried looking up the meaning of dreams but...
    Jennaisnotcrazy Jennaisnotcrazy 18-21, F May 5, 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 'waking up' and seeing the face of a loved one standing or sitting over me. Suddenly, the smiles would turn to snarls and...
    CalesVoger CalesVoger 16-17, M 5 Responses Nov 27, 2009

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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 if I'm being held down, I can't talk, move, or open my eyes. My heart begins to raise so fast that it feels like I'm...
    kindall kindall 22-25 5 Responses Oct 22, 2009

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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 really there, but it still scares me as if it's actually happening. When I have them, I feel like I haven't slept at all the next morning...
    biologynerd91 biologynerd91 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 29, 2014

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    Anyone else have a hard time sleeping through

    the night? I had some issues as a child that I believe I overcame but recently I had a death I. The family that messed with my head. I'm a single mom of two, divorce hasn't been great but I'm strong and good. I'm out and gay and happy-now But I have horrible night terrors that...
    raegulp247 raegulp247 36-40, F 1 Response Jul 6

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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 had woken up in my mums room, beside her bed asking her what all the commotion was about, she told me "you dropped the F-bomb". i...
    mistamew mistamew 18-21, F May 21, 2012

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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. im very scared. the other night i saw a snake in my bed and i ran out of my bed my door was open to my room i ran...
    southernprincess700 southernprincess700 16-17 3 Responses May 19, 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 far the worst. It all started out when I went to sleep at 10pm. I had been to the beach all day and when I came home...
    Lewisdavies98 Lewisdavies98 16-17, M 2 Responses Aug 16, 2013

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    I've had night terrors ever

    since I can remember, they were very demonic when I was young, now they are about suicide, rape, killings, mine are very severe, I run out of bed screaming and crying most nights, I've been raped before, around 2 years ago now I suffer from rape night terrors almost every night...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jul 18

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    Night Terrors, Sleep Paralysis, Demons... ? Help Please

    I had a horrible night terror last night. It was very real. I have not had one like this since I was in my teenage years. I am now 28yrs old.  Last night I went to bed a little upset with my partner. So I am wondering if that could have anything to do with it. But she...
    KatLove24 KatLove24 26-30 4 Responses Jun 9, 2012

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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 sometimes. I actually see things that don't exist. I have hallucinations - I see things, it could be a monster, a person, a bug...
    GoodThing GoodThing 46-50, F 18 Responses Aug 7, 2007

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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 said I was hysterical/crying, but I was asleep and he said it took him a lot to wake me, but I woke up and could not remember what it was about...
    deedee1967 deedee1967 46-50, F Dec 6, 2013

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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 happens when I am in my bedroom. Sometimes I try and fight/face my fear when it happens but it doesn't go away until I shake myself out of...
    Itsthewildcat Itsthewildcat 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 12, 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 and run as I once did.
    SonOfTheDelta SonOfTheDelta 46-50, M Feb 20, 2014

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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 hear him crying. I go into his room and he is in a state of complete fear. He has said really scary things to me and acted like another person...
    PrayingMother PrayingMother 31-35, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2014

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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 bedroom and chewing on my hand ( I did not own a dog at the time ) while in paralysis, I could only watch it happen. Almost...
    HYLIANLINK HYLIANLINK 31-35, M Jun 22, 2013

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    Last Night Aug 23

    I was in an old Manaion type of home. I was alone. I wasn't supposed to be. I think I was invited and there were supposed to be people there, a casual home cocktail party type of thing. There is a large spiral stair case as I enter, there is blood dripping from the ceilings as...
    Strlett Strlett 31-35, F Aug 24, 2013

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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 day and some even bother me for days. I can recall the smell of the atmosphere or the feelings i felt during these dreams. I am...
    leslicrawford leslicrawford 26-30 1 Response Feb 10, 2011

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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 colors...almost like crayon scribble.  I would wake up screaming and my mom would even slap me to wake me...I know she was scared but was...
    abercrombiez abercrombiez 31-35, F 11 Responses Oct 25, 2010

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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'll go over the two I've posted so far briefly. The first night terror I had(or at least remember having) was one of...
    mistaXbarreto mistaXbarreto 18-21, M 3 Responses Mar 18, 2010

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