The death dream
Let’s get straight to the point with this one I keep having this recurring nightmare which I’ve dubbed “the death dream”.
I don’t actually die in this dream but it feels like I’m going to do, but I wake up. Each time it’s getting harder and harder to wake up!
In the dream what actually happens is, I’m nice and sound asleep and comfy when I feel somebody climb in bed with me.
Behind me, and as they put their arms around me, to cuddle me. The feeling then is that those arms begin to suck the life out of me. Like my life force is draining away into the arms of whoever has got in bed with me.
I feel like I’m being suffocated, my heart rate slows down, my cognitive functions diminish and I feel like I’m about to pass away!
I don’t know whether it’s my desire not to die or whether my subconscious forces me to wake up, but the dream is the same each time I’ve had it.
Last night was probably the most difficult as I actually struggled to wake up and then once I had woken up I could not get back to sleep.
I got up at 3 am and went for a walk!
I think I’ve had this dream now about two dozen times.
I’ve had suggestions from friends that I’m scared to be in a relationship or it’s as a result of being in an abusive relationship.
Others have said it’s because I’m not in good health and need to see someone about this as I might have an undiagnosed illness.
I think it’s time to call my therapist again as I don’t think my doctor would take me seriously on the whim of a dream!