Can Nightmares Kill?
I seldom have nightmares and I never thought it's this terrifying. I woke up around 1 am to work. At around 4:30 my Internet connection was acting real bad so I decided to went to bed.
I laid awake in my bed for several minutes and then I felt my consciousness drifted away to what I thought was a good night sleep. I first felt my arms then my body went numbed and the next thing I knew I was struggling and was panicking. I was struggling to move and to speak, I knew I Peterson was next to me and I want to grab him to wake me up, but i can't. I felt the urgency to wake up because if I won't, I'd die. :| I only saw white, it's like a bright light shined on everything. Seriously, I thought I would die. I kept saying that I don't want to die, I tried to shout but I could't even make a sound. I then started praying. I recited Our Father because I somehow knew that I would wake up by calling Him and also to erase the illusions my mind was starting to create (believe me it's an ugly vision). I just recited Our Father several times and finally I broke free from the sleep spell. I was breathing real hard and was trying to get all the oxygen I have from my lungs. I could compare the feeling of somebody tried to drown me and then finally I was able to get some air. When Peterson heard me, he was alarmed and immediately went up from bed and got me a glass of water. He thought I was having an asthma attack.
I know I'm not the only one who experienced this. I've never been this terrified in my entire life and I'm somehow glad that it's just a dream. Now my question is, can nightmares kill?