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by Mon
(Renton, Wa)

I remember most of my dreams, and they are usually harmless. The is the 1st time I've experienced this type of dream, what I am calling a nightmare. I was watching tv and was extremely tired, so I got up and went straight to bed. It usually takes about 10 minutes for me to fall asleep, but I'm guessing this happened right away. I was on the floor in my living room, and felt as thought something/someone whom I couldn't see was pulling me in every which way. I was struggling with them and felt trapped. I screamed loud, but nothing was coming out. I even remember screaming for my Husband, it was just a faint whisper if that.

I then realized I was dreaming, so then I panicked, I was still struggling with something. Trying to wake myself up, and I didn't know what to do, it wasn't working.. Finally my eyes opened and I slowly lifted my head to look around, I just couldn't believe what I just experienced. It scared the crap out of me, I almost didn't want to fall back asleep, but I did and I was fine.. It's been interesting looking this up today, and
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