So I woke up pretty sleepy this morning, and generally I’m a really good sleeper in terms of hours and my dreams. But last night was different.
I was panic stricken throughout my night, falling in and out of consciousness. Having my mind play tricks on me whether I’m actually dreaming or awake. Occasionally I will have these nights, where my emotions and dreams are just over the top. Waking up and hearing a noise in my room or in the house, knowing that I’m probably dreaming…but am I?
I remember one night having the most vivid dream – while lying in a hotel room, dreaming of something crawling in from the other side of the bed and all I could see was the blanket being raised….extreme fear entered my body. Waking up from that was terrifying, as I woke up I remember looking around my hotel room exactly how I pictured it in my dream…except the blanket was down and my heart was racing 500 miles an hour., was in a dream or real?
Nightmares can be paralyzing, striking such fear into you as a person that you have a hard time defining what is reality and what was a dream. Because we’ve all had those horror filled dreams of scary people, and witches and monsters…in different houses and different places….they scare us – but our mind wakes us up and we feel comfort knowing we are in our own room and our own familiar place. But what happens when the nightmare takes place in your place of comfort…in the very place that you are supposed to feel secure in?
I once wrote about how your dreams could be so real that it can affect your emotional state…and coming back to that….having nights like these make me realize that your mind can create anything –our brains even have the power to overlap reality, creating a fictional world of horror.
Worst thing about this? No one knows your greatest fears like you do…..in turn leaving you completely vulnerable.
What more are we capable of?