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Why am I screaming in my sleep?

by Tasha
(Fort Stewart, GA)

So for about the past 3 months I have been screaming horribly in my sleep, I have no recollection of this but my husband or daughter wakes me up and tells me. I cannot ever seem to remember anything.

From what they say I am pretty much screaming as though something bad were happening. He will wake me up and tell me to stop as soon as I fall back asleep I'm screaming again. Its to the point where my husband cant sleep in the bed all night. My husband also states that I do twitch and shake a lot but I never leave the bed. Does anyone know what this could be?



Kevin: Hey Tasha, check out these articles on sleep terrors and sleep talking. They may have some insights to lend you on your quest.

Warmly,
Kevin


(Please keep in mind that I am a student of sleep science and not a medical doctor. Please take any thoughts I give with my background in mind.)

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Jun 09, 2012
Me Too NEW
by: Anonymous

This same exact thing happens to me. As far as I know it has never happened to me before but does not And it is so frequent that he sleeps on the couch now and sometimes I hit him from my arms swinging! I don't know what to do. I need someone's advice.

Jan 27, 2014
sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

check out with a sleep doctor. most likely it is sleep apnea. It is when you have pauses of stop breathing in your sleep. check with your doctor. I have it. If i dont use mu machine i have nightmares and screaming. It is terrible.

Jan 27, 2014
sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

check out with a sleep doctor. most likely it is sleep apnea. It is when you have pauses of stop breathing in your sleep. check with your doctor. I have it. If i dont use mu machine i have nightmares and screaming. It is terrible.

May 29, 2014
Help NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm 17 years old and I've had inconsistent night terrors and have only had 5 but they have happened recently (within the past 2 years) and one has happened about 20 minutes before writing this. However mine seem to go a lot further than bugs and all that stuff for example this one I've just had was about a guy trying to strangle me in my room and he was wearing a suit and top hat aswell as a vendetta mask. I awoke screaming for help from a friend in the dream and I was shaking and apparently moving voilently in my bed and I am covered head to toe in sweat. Is there anything that causes this and is there any way to stop them as every time it's happened I've woke up with a head ache?

May 29, 2014
Help NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm 17 years old and I've had inconsistent night terrors and have only had 5 but they have happened recently (within the past 2 years) and one has happened about 20 minutes before writing this. However mine seem to go a lot further than bugs and all that stuff for example this one I've just had was about a guy trying to strangle me in my room and he was wearing a suit and top hat aswell as a vendetta mask. I awoke screaming for help from a friend in the dream and I was shaking and apparently moving voilently in my bed and I am covered head to toe in sweat. Is there anything that causes this and is there any way to stop them as every time it's happened I've woke up with a head ache?

Jun 23, 2014
Sleep terrors for the past year NEW
by: Anonymous

I am a 48 year old female and the only medical problem I have is high blood pressure. I have never had a problem sleeping. I have always had vivid dreams with few nightmares. Over the past year I have started waking myself up screaming and sometimes calling frantically for my husband. My heart rate is extremely high and I am breathing heavy, scared to death. Sometimes I remember pieces of something frightening that seems to cause this other times I remember nothing. My husband will mention it and I have no recollection of anything. When I do remember the episode it is like seeing snapshots of something and for some reason it scares me horribly. I have seen 2 old men, a young boy at the foot of my bed, things floating above me and beside the bed. I saw a man walk into my bedroom and disappear before my eyes. I have even seen a giraffe!!
I know these are dreams because I wear contacts and can't see without them. I can see these people and things clearly so it must be a dream. I just don't understand what has triggered this and why now at my age?

Aug 06, 2014
17 & 48 yr old NEW
by: Anonymous

Maybe you are seeing spirits. See someone that can come and cleanse your home, anything is worth a try I say!

Aug 07, 2014
To the last poster NEW
by: Anonymous

Why did my comment go missing? I only stated the lady could be seeing spirits because of what she stated was. Happening. I still recommend to get her house cleansed if she wants it to stop or get any better

Aug 09, 2014
Nervous NEW
by: Diana

I just realized also I scream in my sleep then I wake up not remembering why or what I was screaming about. My hands shake sometimes for no reason. I am only 41 could this be REM sleep disorder. If so I would like to get better and help. There are also times I can't sleep I just rest. Now I am nervous to lay down and try and sleep not knowing if I am going to scream or just rest either way I don't feel like I have slept.

Aug 09, 2014
Nervous NEW
by: Diana

I just realized also I scream in my sleep then I wake up not remembering why or what I was screaming about. My hands shake sometimes for no reason. I am only 41 could this be REM sleep disorder. If so I would like to get better and help. There are also times I can't sleep I just rest. Now I am nervous to lay down and try and sleep not knowing if I am going to scream or just rest either way I don't feel like I have slept.

Aug 09, 2014
Nervous NEW
by: Diana

I just realized also I scream in my sleep then I wake up not remembering why or what I was screaming about. My hands shake sometimes for no reason. I am only 41 could this be REM sleep disorder. If so I would like to get better and help. There are also times I can't sleep I just rest. Now I am nervous to lay down and try and sleep not knowing if I am going to scream or just rest either way I don't feel like I have slept.

Sep 24, 2014
You're comment has been posted several times NEW
by: Venus1977

U said your comment didn't show up? Wel it was posted several times, along with the other comment u made which was posted 3-4 times. I think your computer is messed up or you didn't allot the time it took to have the post approved by the site before it was posted.

Sep 27, 2014
Screaming in my sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

my husband has told me that I scream in my sleep
I curse and yell I hate you , but I don't remember anything.
I am very concerned, I have no idea who I hate so much that it is effecting me. How can I find out what makes me yell this way


Sep 27, 2014
Screaming in my sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

my husband has told me that I scream in my sleep
I curse and yell I hate you , but I don't remember anything.
I am very concerned, I have no idea who I hate so much that it is effecting me. How can I find out what makes me yell this way


Sep 27, 2014
Screaming in my sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

my husband has told me that I scream in my sleep
I curse and yell I hate you , but I don't remember anything.
I am very concerned, I have no idea who I hate so much that it is effecting me. How can I find out what makes me yell this way


Oct 13, 2014
Screaming NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi everyone. I am a 43 female and have been having bad dreams pretty much since I had a traumatic experience in July 2010. I have had a few episodes of sleep paralysis which is REALLY scary. In case no one is familiar with this I will briefly explain. You are half awake & half asleep, and as much as you want to wake up you can't move any limbs. When you try to call out for help you can't speak. I just keep moaning and mumbling hoping someone (my hubby) will rescue me from this nightmarish feeling. I feel as if I were buried alive and placed in a coffin, that's really the only way to describe it. It will take me a good 5 min, or so it seems, til I can move or speak. I still have these type of dreams once in a while, but mostly I have dreams where I wake up screaming really loud and my hubby wakes me and I come out of it confused with absolutely no recollection of what I was even dreaming about. This happens a lot. I also talk and moan in my sleep, or so I am told. I had obstructive sleep apnea that was surgically corrected in 2008 and I've since been rechecked and no longer have it. Anyway I just felt like sharing my story and see if any one else out there has experienced the same or can offer some advice.

Oct 15, 2014
Half Awake and Half Asleep NEW
by: Anonymous

I hsve been having those types of half sleep half awake nightmarish dreams it seems for as long as I can remember. It feels like I can see the room, but can speak or anything. It hasn't happened in quite some time. It seems to happen years apart. I also am told I scream and moan in my sleep alot lately. I wake up without knowing this has happened until I am told. Those half awake dreams really creep me out. What in the world are those? I am a 47 year old male.

Dec 01, 2014
I can't help it NEW
by: help

I scream and punch and kick. Sometimes I laugh and kick or cry. I have no idea what I'm doing but it's incredibly embarrass. My son ran out of his room to help me when I was visit him. He said he didn't get any sleep. My friend said the same thing. I have been told I do this every night. I remember nothing. Am I going crazy or something?

Apr 04, 2015
Screaming in my sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

Hello am 47 years old I just move to Albany Georgia about 7months ago to be with my boyfriend at the beginning it was great the he start asking my who am talking to on the phone are who call my phone. I have caught him cheating on me more the once I ask him to leave he wont. I take care of myself I work everyday. He really is mean to me he calls me out my name all the time when I as him something I am scare to say anything to him cause he will cuss me out for nothing when he leave he tell me not to open the door. So he been telling me I be screaming in my sleep I don't remember screaming in my sleep can somebody please tell me what is happening to me.

Apr 04, 2015
To help sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

I suggest crystals, I was not a believer till I tried my daughters had a lot of these thing happening to them, one now wears an amethyst necklace and has a amethyst cluster by her bed ( you will need to cleanse them under water once you buy them then programme them by saying something like "I ask Mother Earth to cleanse this crystal and programme it with white positive and protective light, please protect the wearer from negative energies"

Go to your local crystal shop and explain what's happening and if they understand crystals properly they will advise on the best for your situation. Took me a while to take the plunge, I can't believe the difference. Goodluck

May 07, 2015
S C R E A M I N G !!!!! NEW
by: Frank.

First of all, to the anonymous user above with the boyfriend. Get that guy out of your life NOW! Really! Call the cops if he won't leave and it's your place.

I was yelling really loud in my sleep last night. No memory of the dream. Woke up everyone in the house.

May 07, 2015
yeller NEW
by: elke

Several years ago, my boyfriend left me to move to another country. For six months after he left, I yelled every night. Most of the time I woke up, but unfortunately, I also woke my daughter in the next room. I went to a sleep center, but they were only interested in sleep apnea (which I don't have). Later on I spoke to a doctor who told me that they didn't really understand my condition. After six months, the yelling just stopped. Weird.

May 15, 2015
my experience NEW
by: praveen

Thank you friends for your experience. Its been happening with me a couple of times now but one thing I've noticed that when I lay both hands on my chest and sleep it has to occur for sure. I constantly fight to open my eyes or move but its so strong but then I think of Jesus and Mother Mary and say that whoever or whatever you are now show what you are. It leaves me instantly. Then my aftermath begins I try to recollect what visions they were and somehow I realised that they were telling me or warning me about future which I could avoid easily. In my vision I saw my friend watching TV with me and suddenly left me in an empty room and it was noon however when I went to the balcony it was night. These visions are correlated and I think its we who have to understand them. I might sound stupid but some things cannot be judged by scientific scrutiny. I even saw my mom in my vision she was crying and I was yelling at her which I have never done. But yes now I realize that I've made a mess to my body and that's why she cries in my vision. Sometimes these visions are so scary that I feel I'm screaming like hell but when I ask my roomie he said that I was making a sound like a shivering trumpet. Sometimes I feel exhausted as if it was happening for real. I have now realised that there is a constant fight between good and evil not only in this world but also in our minds. Satan tries his level best to acquire our soul and while we are asleep he finds a chance to enter. Its all about our free will if we let him enter he will. He is a charmer something's look pretty but actually those are illusions. Many times we tell ourselves that its right to do this but that's where we,'re trapped. This dosent happen to me daily but when it happens I recollect and find that I was doing something wrong and I cannot continue doing it. One thing I've realised that whatever it is is afraid of God and I challenge him in the name of god and it flees away. I might sound like a priest but this is what I've experienced and I have my own ways to fight it. I have a locket which has a cross and I hold it tight and shout in my mind Leave me. It works for me .Then I promise that I will change my lifestyle and lead a good life but again Im that dirt.

Jun 16, 2015
am i crazy NEW
by: Anonymous

am 18 years old and i don't have a tragic past but i wake up screaming almost every night asking for my mum's help.my mum says i have been doing it for almost a year and i dont remember anything from my dreams.please i need help.i wanna know if i'm crazy

Jun 19, 2015
To remember dreams NEW
by: Anonymous

To remember dreams try repeating 'I will remember the details of my dream tonight' over and over in your mind when you are about to fall into a deep sleep. Then have a book and pen next to the bed to write down as soon as you wake up. Works for me.

Jul 12, 2015
same... NEW
by: Anonymous

i have the same problem but instead of yelling in my sleep i start screaming profanities and insults....

Jul 12, 2015
same... NEW
by: Anonymous

i have the same problem but instead of yelling in my sleep i start screaming profanities and insults....

Jul 12, 2015
same... NEW
by: Anonymous

i have the same problem but instead of yelling in my sleep i start screaming profanities and insults....

Jul 14, 2015
scared to death NEW
by: UNKNOWN

Well I just need advice but I got to say something well I was just surfing around the internet when suddenly my mother suddenly shouted so loud I was shaking I could not move anymore because of her (temporary) but she was not twitching but what I do know is that if someone yells its not normal pls tell me how pls maybe one day I might get a heart attack

Aug 05, 2015
Its become totally awkward.Nodoby can sleep next to me anymore/. NEW
by: Ntina

It is becoming so embarassing.Nobody can sleep near me or the next room, as i throw them literally off their bed with my abnormal breathing and horrible screaming as if someone is actually killing me, as my mom says. The funny thing is i recall nothing.I sometimes wake up in great agony and also lately i have been waking up myself terrified by my own screaming or ugly sounds!

i always had bad sleep but the last 10 months after a serious life threatening issue in a hospital where i saw enough blood to make a splatter movie, it has gone pretty worse. 4 years ago i lost the man i love and it dearly cost me, i stopped writing ( i was an author) and i faced this health issue thing, to be honest, it seems seemingly that i am coping with them but in my sleep there is no way to fight my sorrow, my emotional failure and all those one after the other insidents.


ntina

asiamdying@gmail.com

Aug 06, 2015
why why why... NEW
by: sleepless

Iv had the sleep paralysis... I have screamed in my sleep, sometimes calling for my father other times screaming help and other times just screaming, sounding scared im told. Sometimes i remember parts of dreams, or atleast the fact that i remember being scared... Someone wakes me up, used to be my mother and father waking me now its my girlfriend, im always scared and confused for a few seconds and im sweaty and hotter than hell... I hate it, not only this but i have horrible insomnia, i literally wake up once an hour almost on the hour, this is incredibly annoying and a little scary... Its causing horrible depression i think and incredible anxiety... I hate it. I need help. My parents were great and loving and awesome and all that but they had a horrible drug problem theyr whole lives up until 2006... I also have drug addiction problems. I need help with my sleeping problem and am trying to give any and all info i think might help. Iv thought about suicide several times in my life, have had 3 over doses involving heroin and xanax, again im just telling all this incase it helps with my diagnosis. Thank you for reading... Please help... Chris in Maryland.

Aug 10, 2015
screaming when I am dreaming NEW
by: Isaac

is fist time happen 2 me this morning I was dreaming on my dream ws with exgrilfreind on dark house, when look outside I sw two were walking round yards is my screaming started , I thought real bt just dream ,

Sep 06, 2015
Waking up to my own scream NEW
by: Anonymous

I'm a 15 year old female and this has occured to me maybe 4-5 times this year. I have a problem sleeping I feel as if I'm asleep but also awake. I can hear everythig in my sleep, door opening and even a light switch. All I remember is hearing my scream n when I fully wake up I'm sitting up in my bed and everyone's asking why I screamed and I cry because I can't give them an answer.

Sep 22, 2015
nocturnal seizure NEW
by: Anonymous

Nocturnal seizures....only happens during sleep...you need to have a sleep study done

Sep 27, 2015
What Is Happening? NEW
by: Anonymous

My mom woke me up last night asking if I was okay and I asked her what was happening. She told me I was screaming in my sleep yelling "NO" "STOP"
and I have no idea what to do. This has never happend before in my life. I am only 14 years old. When I was 5 till 12 I was sexually abused by my own Step-Brother. Now it is being dealt with in court. Could that be why? I can't remember anything when I get up. I have been diagnosed with PTSD, and I have read some stuff on it and there is dreams that seem real but aren't, like I am experiencing everything again. What is this? I am terrified and confused. Someone help.

Sep 27, 2015
What Is Happening? NEW
by: Anonymous

My mom woke me up last night asking if I was okay and I asked her what was happening. She told me I was screaming in my sleep yelling "NO" "STOP"
and I have no idea what to do. This has never happend before in my life. I am only 14 years old. When I was 5 till 12 I was sexually abused by my own Step-Brother. Now it is being dealt with in court. Could that be why? I can't remember anything when I get up. I have been diagnosed with PTSD, and I have read some stuff on it and there is dreams that seem real but aren't, like I am experiencing everything again. What is this? I am terrified and confused. Someone help.

Oct 06, 2015
Father experiencing night terrors NEW
by: Anonymous

It's been going on for years. My father who is in his 70's will wake up screaming bloody murder, like someone is after him, same dream as always. We have chalked it up to night terrors, but my poor mother, I don't know how she does it. My father will flail his arms and sometimes hit her. He usually has no recollection of doing it. But it is spine tingling. Not sure what to do.......

Oct 11, 2015
horrible feeling NEW
by: friend was screaming

While he was sleeping he use to ask me some questions...... Like......hey,whats the time now and I yol him its 1:49am suddenly he said why u didnt wake me up.....I was so embarrassed... And he fall sleep same time we three were...and he use to scream at night....every night he will do some thing......if we ask abt tht to him, he doesn't remember anything... Now also he is making some noise.....is it because of late night sleep or sleeping disorder or stress,anxiety or night terror. Should I need to take him to any psychiatrist?
He is not doing this once or twice in a month......he is doing this almost every night.... But now we are familiar with this bcoz we r seeing this every time when we r asleep.. But we are so tensed about his future.... No one else know about this..



Plz share any suggestions if u have.

Nov 10, 2015
I have real terrible bad dreams I can't explain NEW
by: donna

Hello I'm 24 years old I live with just my boyfriend just before bed I will have some water and a smoke we are both smokers anyways I get in bed kiss him goodnight then we both fall asleep some times I remember my bad terrible dreams but other times I do not remember them at all but from what my boyfriend tells me I will sit up screaming something hit him and some times yell go away leave me alone and also he tells me I sometimes get up out of bed and try to get out of the bedroom and try to find the door he always wakes me up and trys to help but Its getting to the point I'm scared I will hurt him real bad or myself and not knowing I'm doing it I just won't these terrible dreams to stop I can't take it anymore and when I do kinda remember my bad horbile ddreams I will seat and it scare the shit out of me sometimes I don't even won't to sleep but I've been getting these bad dreams since I was a teenager and it so scary I hate it cause I don't remember them or remember what I'm doing I just get told what I do and that scares me a lot I just won't them to stop I get them alot I mean a lot almost every night hope someone can help me I just don't know what to do about it my boyfriend is real good when it happened he says ones I'm all calm down he hugs me back to sleep and holds me and say don't worry I'm here and I love that but I also won't theses terrible dreams to stop .

Nov 10, 2015
I have real terrible bad dreams I can't explain NEW
by: donna

Hello I'm 24 years old I live with just my boyfriend just before bed I will have some water and a smoke we are both smokers anyways I get in bed kiss him goodnight then we both fall asleep some times I remember my bad terrible dreams but other times I do not remember them at all but from what my boyfriend tells me I will sit up screaming something hit him and some times yell go away leave me alone and also he tells me I sometimes get up out of bed and try to get out of the bedroom and try to find the door he always wakes me up and trys to help but Its getting to the point I'm scared I will hurt him real bad or myself and not knowing I'm doing it I just won't these terrible dreams to stop I can't take it anymore and when I do kinda remember my bad horbile ddreams I will seat and it scare the shit out of me sometimes I don't even won't to sleep but I've been getting these bad dreams since I was a teenager and it so scary I hate it cause I don't remember them or remember what I'm doing I just get told what I do and that scares me a lot I just won't them to stop I get them alot I mean a lot almost every night hope someone can help me I just don't know what to do about it my boyfriend is real good when it happened he says ones I'm all calm down he hugs me back to sleep and holds me and say don't worry I'm here and I love that but I also won't theses terrible dreams to stop .

Nov 13, 2015
Been experiencing this since very young NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi, I am 21 and since very young I've been told by my mother that I scream, talk, laugh, cry, kick, and sit up to breath in my sleep.. But I have no memory of me doing any of it. I have heard myself talk, cry, and laugh sometimes but only when I'm kind of about to waking up. She's always told me since I was younger that I scream and kick as if I'm fighting someone and yell "no stop leave me alone!"... But of that I have no memory of I wish I knew what it is because till this day she still tells me I do all of what I have written. Also my younger brother tells me the same things...

Nov 13, 2015
Been experiencing this since very young NEW
by: Anonymous

Hi, I am 21 and since very young I've been told by my mother that I scream, talk, laugh, cry, kick, and sit up to breath in my sleep.. But I have no memory of me doing any of it. I have heard myself talk, cry, and laugh sometimes but only when I'm kind of about to waking up. She's always told me since I was younger that I scream and kick as if I'm fighting someone and yell "no stop leave me alone!"... But of that I have no memory of I wish I knew what it is because till this day she still tells me I do all of what I have written. Also my younger brother tells me the same things...

Nov 24, 2015
Waking up screaming with extreme terror NEW
by: Anonymous

I am not American. I am a 35 year-old single boy and it is now about 3 years from the first waking up from fear, which I run screaming after waking up because the fear is so intimidating and strong. It happened 4 to 5 times per month and when this happens I Think I was dying. I fear like Something that I cannot see scare me to death but It happens very quickly because I dont remember a dream. I just wake up screaming very loudly and running from bed. Today afternoon I was sleeping that it occurs again and the fear was very strong that I shout twice while running and felt my heart beating very rapidly to the extent that I thought I had a heart attack and was dying. I think a supernatural being or genie or spirit was doing this to me because I do not have any ream just sudden fear and waking up screaming. Please leave comments if anyone have the same experience or how to deal with this situation. thank you

Nov 26, 2015
HELP! NEW
by: Anonymous

This has happened last night and the night before. My mom said I was screaming all night long and didn't get any sleep, which I feel bad about. Also, I have an ear infection, so could that play a part in this? Because, I'm 15 and never had this happened till now. I don't remember the dream or why I was screaming so loud! I don't know what to do and I'm scared since this only happened recently. Please help!!

Dec 03, 2015
Acetaminophen and nightmares NEW
by: Anonymous

Medications people. Antidepressants and even Tylenol. Look it up. It's only ever happened (and it happened almost every time) when I've taken Tylenol (for back pain). search Acetaminophen and nightmares

Dec 04, 2015
no one has wrote to mine yet NEW
by: donna

Okay so I wrote one on November the 10 of this year and no one has wrote anything to me seriously I come on here wrote a comment about my terrible nightmares I get and not one off you have wrote to me I see a lot off people on here writing things and they get a comment back to them what is my real life story about my nightmares not good enough this shit actually happens to Me I can't control them I'm sick off them and want them to stop before I hurt myself or hurt my boyfriend there serious I mean I don't remember them witch is the scary part I have to get told By my boyfriend who I end up hitting or scream at him he tells MW I try open the bedroom door what if he's in a deep sleep and this happens to me without me knowing it and I end up opening the door and then I go open the front door or what if I hurt him real bad or myself ???? I WANT THESES NIGHTMARES TO STOP FOR GOOD I DONT WONT THEM ANYMORE my boyfriend also tell me that I say go away leave me alone but I say it by scareming and I say it over and over again sometimes I do remember my dreams bit by bit but there bits and Pisces and there real real bad dreams but I only remember then sometimes and I get them nearly every night anyways I would like it if someone would write back to me please thank you

Dec 12, 2015
You are not alone NEW
by: Anonymous

You are not alone. Medical doctors do not have the answers , so you must find your own solution, such as the crystals for one person or prayers to God for the other person. Meditation prior to going to sleep has improved my sleep outbursts. I tell myself I will relax, sleep peacefully, have good dreams, and awaken refreshed. You can overcome this! Take power over your waking hours and do what is needed to improve your life. Quit that awful job, leave that abusive boyfriend. To those of you with PTSD who have experienced awful tragedies, I'm sending love and light to you. You are not a victim. You are a beautiful person and have power over your life and destiny!

Dec 14, 2015
Sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

19 years old and have had nightmares still to this day, my mum told me I've always talked in my sleep and walk but over the past year I've started waking myself up by yelling. It's getting frustrating, just want a good night sleep 😓

Dec 16, 2015
why do i fight an see people in my room at night NEW
by: Anonymous

My husband gose to sleep then he starts to scream out loud an he's curseing at some like there in his room he say he see's them men women children an animals like dogs snakes he says there always on his bed only at night it's scray

Dec 18, 2015
Screaming so loud NEW
by: Bernie

Hi, I have nights of screaming, over the past 40 years. I am 49, and it's getting to be a regular occurance ... Maybe at least 3 a 4 times a week. I went to my company Christmas party last night and we all stayed at the hotel afterwards. I screamed the hotel down, not only is this affecting my husband, but I am now scared to stay anywhere. I am goi g abroad and staying with friends for three weeks next year. I am so worried, I will do it there. i am going to go to my doctors, and see if they can do something for me.

I live in the UK

Dec 21, 2015
dream/screaming NEW
by: Kay

I think I am having a dream and then I wake up screaming and the people or animals in that dream are in my room, usually at my bed and looking at me with concern, as if they left the dream and are now in my room, then they disappear they turn to a light gray then black then gone.

It is embarrassing.

Dec 27, 2015
screaming in my sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

This happened to me too. As a light sleeper, I always felt when the screaming was about to start and I would wake up to stop it. It's like my body was forcing itself to scream for no reason. I wasn't having a nightmare or anything bad so I don't know why it happened.

Jan 18, 2016
screaming/talking in sleep NEW
by: Anonymous

omg I'm a 12 year old girl and I've been talking and screaming in my sleep for at least 4 years I believe (or longer). it seems that it mostly occurs whenever I have sleepovers but happens sometimes when I'm alone. recently I slept at my friends house and around 6 in the morning I woke myself up screaming for my mother! for what reason do I do this? can anyone help me? I've woken too many people because of this and I get embarrassed to have sleepovers sometimes now because it never got better. if anything it's getting worse. I've never woke
myself up before my yelling in my sleep and now this is the first time. Help meeee

Jan 19, 2016
sleeping with boyfriend , girlfriend NEW
by: Anonymous










My comment is why are all these people sleeping with their boyfreinds. girlfriends etc.Have you know pride. its very trashy
y. Aneighbor told me she and her boyfriend didnt need a piece of paper.then he got sick.She could not make any desidtions s for him his estranged family could. he died they got his bussiness his car and most of the home she had to buy them out.













Jan 25, 2016
Twitching and jumping NEW
by: Del

Most nights while sleeping i been told that i twitch and mumble often shout loud if i at home i often wake myself although when at my girlfriends i will wake her so she will wake me . i am usually dreaming i am 44 and have been like this as long as i remember , i have very vivid and lucid dreams

Feb 07, 2016
Night Terrors NEW
by: Brittney

I was waking up in sweats almost every night, then one night I was woken up by my own wimper. My boyfriend thought it was cute and funny. But I was concerned. I have anxiety disorder and depression disorder. I decided to do some searching. I found a page that said it may be because someone is stressed or panicking over something. I then searched "is night terrors a symptom of anxiety" and found this page. Maybe some of you on here with night terrors, should do more research on mental illnesses. It's possible you may have Anxiety Disorder. Or like a few have said, a sleep doctor may be able to help. Here's the site I found when I searched it,

http://www.healthcentral.com/anxiety/c/4182/144715/night-panics/
Wishing you well,
Brittney

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