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Trying something new!

I have not been sleeping well at all. Thank you insomnia and trauma for that... I get absolutely horrible night terrors. I'm talking waking up in a sweat shaking and screaming. Sleep is scary for me at the moment but I'm trying to change that now. Tonight I'm trying brown noise instead of my music I use to sleep. I read that background noise like that is really good for trauma and anxiety at night. Then I'm also replacing the bright lights on while I sleep to some simple fairy lights above my bed. Nice alternative to the overhead lights when I try to sleep. I'm also implementing a new night routine. Which I will hopefully be able to stick too. Hygiene, comfy clothes, an enjoyable activity that's relaxing, take my night meds, some simple meditation before bed, then it's off to bed. Let's see how this goes. I will be posting an update a few days into it for those who also struggle with trauma and insomnia. Wish me luck! #Trauma #CPTSD #nightterrors #Insomnia #Anxiety #SleepTerrors

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I feel the darkness moving in, Stalking me again. It’s coming, coming ... I know from the queasy in the pit of my stomach, my heart beat drumming in my ears, my hairs prickle and stands on end, electrified. He's here. Icy sweat leaks from all my pores. Escape is futile. It senses me as I sense it. It stays just to the fringe of my vision. When I turn to look it’s gone, but not gone. I can feel its cold presence nearby in the heavy darkness that comes to eclipse all my light.

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Extreme #nightterrors

Does anyone else have extreme night terrors. So bad that you have physical affects the next day. As in swelling of a body part, burning, or complete and utterly body exhaustion. I’ve always delt with #nightterrors but this morning was the most intense one in years. I’m afraid my sleep is going to go down the drain now... #ChronicIlless #Sleep #nightmare #MentalHealth

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Why? Why does this keep happening? I feel like I'm doing so well and then BAM ! A night terror related to a man that has not been a part of my life for a decade and that I thought I had even forgiven for the things he did to hurt me and forgiven myself for feeling as though I allowed it to happen. Waking up in an #AnxietyAttack is soo hard. Convincing myself that it's a dream, that he can't hurt me and that I'm ok is draining and mind melting. Thanks for letting me vent. Hugs to you all

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REM Sleep Behavior Disorder and CPTSD

How many of you act out your nightmares? I’ve been known to scream, kick and punch during night terrors when our bodies should be paralyzed. I recently found out it is REM Sleep Behavior Disorder. I’ve done this since I was a child. I live alone, so I don’t have to worry about hurting a bed partner, but a couple weeks ago I did manage to kick my dog so hard she flew 2 feet off the bed. I felt horrible.

My med doctor just put me on Prazosin to help with this. She said it was from the CPTSD, and the drug would help. The only side effect I notice is that I am tired all day. Anyone else have this? Take medication? What’s your experience? #RBD #CPTSD #nightterrors

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Sick of the nightmares

Not very much in this world scares me. Maybe because ive been thru, seen, and felt all the scary things i can think of? Most recently, my past is presenting in my dreams... More than ever. I've processed these events and negative emotions over the last 20 years in therapy. However, this week has been rough to say the least. My body hurts from the physical tension and fighting while im at rest. My nerves are shot from trying to process these dreams- reliving the hell i once walked thru. My inner strength is being broken by second guessing my past and my actions. I am tired😣. #CPTSD #Anxiety #nightterrors #ChronicDepression #ChronicPain

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Fast & Heavy
#Music #Lyrics #Song

This is a song I wrote about the experience of #Depression , #nightterrors , #Anxiety , #PanicAttacks and all the other wonderful benefits of being a very real thing in a very false world.

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Fast And Heavy
by Band Of Three
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A siren’s panic wail
I stare out the window.
Headlight shadow fear come stealing.

Race down the hallway
And out the front door
Feet are bare, feet are pumping...

Fast and heavy, I’m helpless to control it.
But my hands are steady
And as cold as the night when you stole it.

Down the hole again.
Walls closing in.
Up is down, I’m reeling, reeling.

Tangled and spun
But what’s done is done.
I am become, lord I’m falling, falling...

Fast and heavy, I’m helpless to control it.
But my hands are steady
And as cold as the night when you stole it.

Down this hole again.
Hole’s got no end.
Only sound is breathing, breathing...

Tangled and spun
But what’s done is done.
The hurt sets in, bleeding, bleeding…

Fast and heavy, I’m helpless to control it.
But my hands are steady
And as cold as the night when you stole it.

Music by Jean Audette, Troy Mira
Lyrics by Troy Mira

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#Night terrors

I’m suffering! I’m avoiding going to sleep, or taking a lot of sleeping meds with muscle relaxers. I’m not an addic but I’m afraid I will get addicted. It runs in my family big time. What do you do to combat? Thinking I can win or rewriting the story isn’t working. I have all kinds of sensory things to comfort me. The trauma terrors still rage! #stop night terrors #Night terror #nightterrors

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