Money: The Stuff Nightmares Are Made Of

Doree Shafrir has written a really well done and somewhat terrifying piece about night terrors.
She describes some her own night terrors—times that, while sleeping, she was sure her dream was reality:
• “They are monitoring my breathing. If I don’t hold my breath and stay completely still, I am going to die. I am not allowed to move at all, or they will know, and they will kill me.”

• “The walls and ceiling and floor are all slowly closing in on me, compressing, so that I will suffocate if I don’t escape.

• “The ceiling is about to cave in on top of me and I will be crushed to death.”

And alongside those nightmares, is this terror, which I vote most likely to still be a thing when you wakeup:
“I need $5,000. I need $5,000 so desperately that if I don’t get it, I’m going to die, and I wake up screaming that I need money.”

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@EvelynGarcia WHY YES THAT IS HER NAME (brain malfunx thx)

Megano! (#124)

I often see a)giant ghost spiders and am convinced they’re real until I turn on the light and b)big shadowy man shapes in my room. I may keep a wooden katana next to my bed, and have on more than one occassion wandered through my apartment with it in my hand, like I’m Uma Thurman in Kill Bill.

selenana (#673)

You’ve been posting so much good stuff lately!

I really don’t understand why nightmare manifests when you are sleeping. I mean that is the time your mind and body will rest from a hard day’s work and you will find yourself waking in a state of distress and may be unable to return to sleep for a prolonged period of time. They say eating before going to sleep triggers an increase in the body’s metabolism and brain activity and is a potential stimulus for nightmares. That is something we should always take note because I heard stories of people who died in their sleep. Of course recurrent nightmares may result to insomnia and that is something that may require medical attention and we don’t want that so remember to always eat a little less during dinner.

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