Sunday, November 9, 2008

Nightmare on My Street

Hi my name is Rebecca and along with sleepwalking, screaming in my sleep and not breathing in my sleep I have night terrors. Have you heard of those? Well let me tell you they are NOT fun. Here is the typical night for me, and this occurs about 1x per week, I wake up frantic, heart racing, sweating, jump out of bed, half conscious and my dream is still there.

It can be anything from thousands of spiders coming from the ceiling, hundreds of fish in my bed, people in my room, but usually its insects or reptiles. Lately snakes and frogs --last week was worms. You really don't know how horrifying this is and it gets worse when I'm under pressure (obviously). I've never talked to a professional about this because based on the research I did there is no explanation for it. This has been going on my entire life. Anyone who has roomed with me, lived with me, or spent the night with me...knows that I will snap myself out of it. So they ignore me unless I'm heading for the door.

So....my blood curdling screams or me yelling at the air saying "who are you and why are you here" are all tricks my mind is playing on me. Usually about a minute into it I start to regain consciousness at which time I sadly drag my worn out body to bed where my heart beat slows and I calm myself down. I bring this up because I decided to look at a dream interpretation website about frogs. Last night I dreamt that I was sleeping and heard a frog ribbit, I woke up and a bright green frog was on my pillow. I jumped out of bed in the dream and in real life and began frantically moving my furniture out so I could catch the thousands of frogs and throw them outside. This is when I discover the gigantasourous snake. Then I woke up. Here is what the dream bullshit said:

"To see frogs leaping in your dream, may indicate your lack of commitment. You have the tendency to jump from one thing to another. Alternatively, it may suggest that you are taking major steps toward some goal.

To dream that you are catching a frog, signifies your carelessness concerning your health.
To hear the sounds of a frog in your dream, signifies that you visit with friends will not accomplish anything that you wanted it to. "


Not so good. Now I check snakes and lizards...

'To see a lizard in your dream, signifies your primal instincts and reactions toward sex, food, etc. and your anxieties toward these feelings. The lizard can also be representative of a person who you view as cold-blooded, fearful, or thick-skinned. On a more positive note, the lizard also symbolizes emerging creativity, renewal, and revitalization. It may also suggest that you are well-grounded. "


"To see a snake or be bitten by one in your dream, signifies hidden fears and worries that are threatening you. Your dream may be alerting you to something in your waking life that you are not aware of or that has not yet surfaced. The snake may also be seen as phallic and thus symbolize dangerous and forbidden sexuality. The snake may also refer to a person around you who is callous, ruthless, and can't be trusted. As a positive symbol, snakes represent transformation, knowledge and wisdom. It is indicative of self-renewal and positive changes. "

Not ringing any bells....anyone ever experience night terrors or know anyone with them or how to fix them....I'm desperate for some help! One of these days my hair is going to turn gray!! My heart races so fast and my addrenalin pumps so hard this can NOT be good for me. Ive tried meditation, praying....everything. It's really fun when I have a boyfriend let me tell you :(

2 comments:

Ian said...

Not to take anything away from your night terrors...they sound horrible! But you don't have gray hair yet?

Rebecca said...

You know what Ian...I don't actually know because I have been dying my hair brown lately...so people will take me more seriously ;) and when its blonde I can't see the grey, if it exists? So....maybe...I think law school gave me ulcers and zits but not sure about the grey hair.