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    lullie posted an update 6 months ago

    I woke up a feel minutes ago and I think I’ve never felt so scared after a dream. I remember being at church and had the feeling of being in a ship about to sink (exactly like the Titanic scene), I felt like I was being dragged down or falling or something. And right after I ”sank”, everything went black. I started to hear a humming noise and static. I felt kinda dizzy and my body was tingly. I tried to open my eyes, but it wouldn’t open. I thought words to speak but I would open my mouth and no sound would come out. I remember thinking it was sleep paralysis and I tried to scream, but nothing worked. Then my eyes opened and I think I saw my dad in my room ready to go to work, but I know I was hallucinating since he now just steped into the shower. And then once again everything went black and it seemed like it was worse this time. It felt like someone was hitting my back, like a really rough massage and saying something on and on again. The static sound was even louder and even hurt my ears. I couldn’t move or do anything but being scared. I don’t know if it was a bad dream or I did have sleep paralysis. All I know is that it was supper scary and even later in my dreams I feared having it again.

    Mood : Afraid
    • No replied 6 months ago

      The root of the incubus and succubus mythology is rooted in dreams like that. Not quite lucid, but more than unconsciousness. The brain is a weird thing.
      Daydream about finishing the dream the way you want it too (i.e. a hero comes and turns the tables on the evil radio spewing static), and you should be both calmer about it, and, if it happens again, you have a rehearsed way to get out of it to a happy resolution.

    • Oli replied 6 months ago

      I want to see you having happy dreams that make you feel upbeat and ready to take on the world with positivity @hope15, try to relax, calm your mind and you will be OK, I’m always here if you need to chat or vent, feel free to inbox me anytime if you want to chat, stay strong, you are never alone :) (hugs)

    • @hope15 all the symptoms you described sound like sleep paralysis. Have you been recently anxious/stressed/worried? These emotions trigger sleep paralysis according to studies. I hope you’re feeling better now, must be terrifying

    • @tanisha when someone is conscious while dreaming (or having a nightmare) is called a lucid dream. I have those frequently. What she described here is more similar to sleep paralysis since she couldn’t consciouscly make a decision to move. In lucid dreaming we can make a choise of actually control the dream and to even wake up. Takes practice but works. So Is not about daydreaming in this case.

    • No replied 6 months ago

      I had a dream last night that eventually woke me up. I decided to finish it in a way that was good for me, and went back to sleep. I got back to sleep because, I think, I resolved it when I woke. I don’t have to be afraid to go back to sleep again. It was a wild experience that @hope15 had, and I hope she can rest in spite of the violence of it. All I am saying is that while I have breath, I will continually fight against the crap, the bad, the scary, the uncontrollable. If the river is rough for a stretch, I will do my best to ride on the crest of the waves until things settle down. Technically, you cross your arms over your chest and try to go feet first down the river, looking for an eddy to swim towards if you get a chance. I was white water rafting once and it started to hail – golfball sized hail. It was pretty surreal. We got off as quick as we could – it was a good thing we had helmets on.