Worst. Night. Ever.

I sometimes have really bad nightmares or night experiences in general when I'm ill, but this takes the gigantic cake. At first, I had a really nasty nightmare where my mum was shouting and screaming at me and my brother to get out of the living room. When I dared venture back inside, she turned around at me, but she had turned into some kind of monster with a pitted, blackened face. It was so horrible that I can't fully recall what she looked like - I seem to have blocked it out.

At that point, I jerked awake, gasping for air. But I could still see her face right in front of me in the darkness. I tried to blink it away, but I only made my vision blurry and could feel that an illness induced hallucination was being brought on because I started to feel a presence. I knew that I was safe because I'd woken up, yet there was this feeling of terror that wouldn't go away, no matter how hard I tried. That's when I realised that I was being drawn into a sleep paralysis state, so I struggled to control myself and managed to move myself off of my back and rolled onto my side.

I felt exhausted, but each time I closed my eyes, I could see another nightmare coming on, so I wrenched them open again. The only other nightmare I remember from that night is one where my front teeth were falling out and I was trying to shove them back into my gums.

As you can see, I didn't sleep well that night.

musicspirit musicspirit
18-21, F
5 Responses Feb 27, 2009

I distrust paracetamol. <br />
It's one of those friend-of-a-friend stories but my friends <br />
best friend from school took a normal dose of paracetamol and she died. So I would not trust them any more. I only take them if I have a really terrible headache.

No, I haven't used it. Luckily, such bad nightmares aren't a very frequent occurance, although I do get them from time to time. Thanks for the advice though.

Triasadone, is real good to help stop nightmares, have you ever used it before,Love and Light mary

:( It was terrifying. You don't want to experience that. The worst thing was that I couldn't sleep without falling back into another nightmare. <br />
I have a suspicion that the soluble paracetamol I took before bed contributed. I distrust such medicines now.

That sounds terrifying! I dont think I've ever had a nightmare that bad.