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night time dream while awake

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Angel56 Sun 04-Oct-20 15:37:34

I have been experiencing the same things since lockdown.Also I am acting out my dreamsFor example,I was dreaming I was eating a bacon roll but was having trouble biting it.I woke up and I had stuffed a tissue that I had had in my hand,into my mouth.Treating the tissue like the bacon roll,hence why I couldn't chew it.Some dreams have been very frightening.Mainly concerning spiders which have had me jumping out of bed terrified,searching the bedroom,all in my sleep.I read up on it and think it's called Parasomnia.I dread going to sleep now.

harrigran Sat 26-Sep-20 10:34:01

I have night terrors when under stress and I hold conversations with DH whilst having them, sometimes. Sometimes I just scream and thrash about, I obviously do not become paralysed because I have woken up on top of a piece of furniture.
Doctor told me night terrors disappear as you reach school age, try telling my brain that grin

GagaJo Fri 25-Sep-20 22:14:52

I suffer from exploding head syndrome. I really only get it when I'm stressed and now I know what it is, it doesn't bother me. But before I understood it, I thought the things I heard were real and it was very frightening.

callaghanjma Fri 25-Sep-20 22:12:35

It may seem like hypnogogic and hypnopompic hallucinations, but this doesn't explain why I had a full conversation with my husband for at least 30 minutes, which we both remembered in the morning!

Sallywally1 Fri 25-Sep-20 20:34:16

Sometimes in the night if I wake up having had a nightmare, or an episode when I feel paralised I put on some soothing music on my I pad from you tube. I think just the knowledge it is there is comforting even if I don’t play it, is a soothing thought.

tickingbird Fri 25-Sep-20 18:11:07

Yes the sensation of being paralysed and a fearful feeling is something I’ve experienced many times. I know it’s normal but not nice when it’s happening.

BlueSky Fri 25-Sep-20 18:05:28

I’ve read about such weird events, as others have said have a chat with your GP, they may be able to help.

YorkLady Fri 25-Sep-20 14:54:03

I have suffered Night Terrors when living under a stressful time. You have my sympathy.
Have you recently been given new medication? As previous posters have stated, a chat with you GP is essential..good luck.

FannyCornforth Fri 25-Sep-20 14:21:34

Google hypnogogic and hypnopompic hallucinations.
I've had them since I was very young.

midgey Fri 25-Sep-20 14:16:43

Sounds very scary and upsetting.

Sallywally1 Fri 25-Sep-20 14:14:50

I can tell you my experiences if that would help

I have been suffering from chronic insomnia for around ten years. During that time I have experienced excessive daytime sleepiness including at work and can fall asleep very lightly. During these periods I have what I can only describe as jerks, like an electric shock, myoclonic jerks which are horrible. I also can fall asleep suddenly during the day. Sometimes I lightly fall asleep at night and feel that I cannot move with the feeling something horrible is in the room, like a demon, or that someone has broken in. These are called night terrors. This sounds like the ones you are having. It is natural if one is very tired, but very scarie. Apparently at a certain time in the sleep cycle people cannot move. This is so we do not act out our dreams.

I take melatonin which helps. I would suggest a visit to your GP? Rest assured you are not going mad though! Do you suffer from insomnia? Or are you experiencing worrying events in your life at the moment? You are not alone.

Oopsadaisy4 Fri 25-Sep-20 14:10:04

Sounds like a nightmare combined with sleepwalking, If it happens again and if you are worried speak to your GP.

callaghanjma Fri 25-Sep-20 14:04:15

I am at a loss as to why I am having these night time experiences.

Recently I went to bed then woke up, seeing a bright light within the bedroom wall, I got out of bed and began feeling around the wall. it woke my husband up who was talking to me and asked me what I was doing,
I told him our daughter is in danger and I need to sacrifice myself and go into the light , but I couldn't find the light anymore. Now I was distressed and crying. My husband comforted me and settled me back into bed, then I told my husband there was a man frowning at the end of the bed. My husband said try to fall asleep, then he will go. Eventually I calmed down and he did disappear.

I felt I was awake all the way through this experience and can remember all the conversations between me and my husband during the night, as well as what I was doing. My husband thinks I could have been hallucinating as I looked slightly "trance like". This is the second time this has happened recently. Does anyone know what could be happening to me?