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Night Terrors

It's no use. I can't go back to sleep. Just had the worst bad dream/night panic attack in years. Stupid really but these things happen.

It's left me unable/unwanting to go back to sleep and I've had to turn on the light and now the computer to keep me company and try to ground my wakeful self in the effort to dispel the whole thing everytime I shut my eyes.

It was a classic 'things that lurk in the darkness' affair. The whole left hand side of my room was a nasty rocky/coral and fungi ridden underwater cavern that just gave off an air of evilness and was slowly creeping further into my room. Bubbles occasionally leaked from the cavern enterance and then I could see nasty sneering eyes and gaping mouths with long lustful teeth and little feelers just poking out of the darkness. Whatever lived in the cavern wanted to consume me, to trap me.

Scared the shit out of me and Sarah was no help and just freaked out (but then when these things happen I guess it can cause otehrs who don't know anything about them/me to freak out). I'm just glad they don't occur too often these days to he extent to tonights one. I've tried a few grounding techniques that I used to use but am not sure if any are working. Typing this is really just another effort to get it out of me and allow me to go back to bed.

These things can often sybolise things and I think I can see the meaning of this when comparing it with the way I'm generally feeling atm. So no real great surprise I guess - but I'd actually forgotten how bad these things can be.

Anyway, nuff said. Might go and make myself a nice cup of tea in typical Brit-style. (I only say this as I've not got any Southern Comfort in the house and haven't had for a while now - must remefy that....:)


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May. 3rd, 2005 02:25 am (UTC)
May. 3rd, 2005 02:28 am (UTC)
I thought 'Little Fears' were supposed to stop as you got older!

Damn authors not getting their facts straight! ;p
May. 3rd, 2005 05:11 am (UTC)
No, they don't stop. The problem is, as we get older, we can interpret them better and are more aware of the dangers/anxieties of the real world, as a younger child, this realisation or rather, awareness of reality, isn't a factor so we have The Bad Dream and then can go back to sleep. As an adult, your brain takes over and the worrying sets in. If you see what I mean.

Anyway. I hope you feel better as the day goes on honey. Early bed for you tonight!

May. 3rd, 2005 09:10 am (UTC)
*hugs* sorry Bro.. wish i could actually help out.. best i can do is empathize.
May. 3rd, 2005 09:19 am (UTC)
Night terrors are notoriously hard to cure...
I'm lucky I've never had one with a partner so I've never had to explain one / sooth the person i've frightened the bejesus out of.

I hope it was a isolated occurance and you ge ta decent nights sleep tonight.

I didn't have any nightmares last night, (in answer to your other post poll), but then again we had a little person in the house over the weekend, and the incessant crying meant that I was exhausted enough to sleep deeply.

May. 3rd, 2005 09:42 am (UTC)
I don't think I dreamt lastnight, I think I just couldn't sleep, I lay awake till gone 3.

The reason i'm telling you this is the last time I recall looking at the clock was 3.14 the same time you posted this.

I did wake up at 5.20 for no reason though.
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