I woke up this morning like today was any other day. About 7:00 am I took a shower and then lay down for a few minutes because I got too hot.
Not intending to, I fell asleep. Only it was like no sleep I have ever had.
I dreamed. No, not a normal dream. No, not a happy dream. I didn’t even know I was asleep. I guess I was in an odd in-between state, because for part of the time I was asleep I knew I was laying in bed. What made this dream so different, so awful?
During my dream state, I thought I was awake. However, what made this dream so frighting was that I couldnt move. I thought I was awake and paralyzed. In fact, during a portion of the dream (when I didnt know I was in my bed) I was in a crowded room with people I know and no one would help me. I had no control over my limbs and I couldnt speak, but I could hear.
There is nothing scarier than thinking you are awake and thinking you cant move. Towards the end of my dream-like state, I knew I was lying in my bed. I knew I was in my house. I still couldnt move or speak.
When I was finally able to realize I was awake and that I could move, it was almost too good to believe. I truly believed that I couldnt move and that their was nothing I could do and no one to help me.
I had been in this state for over 3 hours.