Got lots of sleepwalking stories too. Anyone ever had these?
I used to get night terrors every so often and I'd also get nightmares where I'd have this strong sensation or feeling of impending doom but wouldn't remember it in the morning unless my parents would tell me about it. Sometimes they would wake me up. They weren't scary dreams, but rather just this blank feeling of fear and dread with visuals that didn't exist in reality, almost like empty space outside of this universe.
Well thought it would be a good idea to pull a night shift and then stay up and travel all day. Stayed up only 36 hours but damn I was toast. Usually when I get super tired or stressed I'll sleep walk. It's pretty predictable. So I put shit in front of the doors so I didn't wander off and create a scene out of step brothers.... Ended up having a night terror/nightmare/lucid dream instead... Fuck me it was bad. Like worst I've ever had. I started of with the feeling of sheer terror and anxiety about 1-2 hrs after falling asleep. Then I woke up but was still connected to the dream but also aware and interacting with reality. I was screaming and thrashing and everything. I was thrown into a full blown panic attack, which I've never had before, and was freaking the fuck out for like an hour, unable to fall back asleep completely. No one would help.
The problem was my wife just kept falling back asleep so I was totally on my own. I still had a part of my brain not connected to reality so the sheer panic and feeling of dread seemed 100% justified which made it nearly impossible to shake off. I kept falling back asleep and then having the dream/sensation again. Then once I became mostly conscious it lasted another hour of this hybrid consciousness half in and out of a dream. I literally thought I was gonna die for a solid hour. It's like this abstract feeling that you will die if you don't figure out this problem..... "Like there's blocks and shit and won't divide mathematically and these pillows are the reason".... Complete fucking nonsense bananas I was saying.
I was 100% sober. And I did not take melatonin. I almost did. Thank God I didn't take melatonin. Oh my God thank God I didn't. Side effect is vivid dreams.