Had a terrible nightmare last night - what was your worst nightmare?

United States
September 5, 2008 5:01pm CST
I had an awful nightmare last night. I had just picked up my older daughter from middle school & we went to my younger daughter's school to pick her up. I went to her classroom & she wasn't there. I looked for her jacket & it wasn't there. The teacher & fellow classmates didn't know where she was. I went outside to look for her & someone found her floating in the lake - she had drowned! I was screaming & my daughter was trying to comfort me but she was crying too. Then I woke up breathing really heavy & all. I had to get up & go into both my kids bedrooms just to check on them it shook me up so much. I wish I didn't remember my dreams so well. I always do & most of them are quite pleasant if not downright weird. What was your worst nightmare? How did you handle it?
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@mialei23 (2386)
• Philippines
6 Sep 08
I had a worst nightmare 3 years ago. I was bloated because I ate a lot during dinner. I fell asleep early, then on my dream I couldn't breath then there's a woman wearing white beside me. I tried not to look at her I couldn't see her face. I couldn't breath and I want to shout but I can't. I want to wake up but I can't move. Then she sat beside me hold my feet and called my name. Her hands are so cold...then I want to scream then after wards I woke up very scared, and then I transferred another room to sleep with my cousins because I was sleeping alone in my room.
• United States
6 Sep 08
Yikes, that doesn't sound good. A lot of nightmares are like that, where you can't move or scream. They are quite paralyzing.
@gemini_rose (16193)
5 Sep 08
I go through stages where I have a few nights of nightmares and then they go for a few weeks. Usually it boils down to stress I think! One of the ones that stayed with me the longest was one of the last ones I had. In my dream somebody had taken my daughter, I could see her being taken and I went to run after her and I felt myself being held back, I was frantic, I was trying to break loose to get her and the more I did the harder I was being held. I woke up from my dream, I remember opening my eyes and I was in bed and I was trying to break free but I was being held down on the bed. Hubby was next to me and I tried to reach out to him and I could not, I tried to scream to him to help me and all that came out was this husky squeak. In my head I was screaming loud but in reality I could not make a sound. I must have gone back to sleep because I was back in the same situation and I knew I had to wake up. I did and as soon as I woke up I felt free and I shot out of bed so fast! I was dripping with sweat. I went to my daughters room, checked she was OK and then I stayed up for about half an hour to get that dream out of my head so I did not go back to it. I also tried to figure out the part of being awake but the feeling of being held down, all I came up with was that I was so disturbed by the dream that my brain must have paralysed me so that I would not act it out in my sleep. But it was so real, and so freaky that it still stays with me now.
• United States
6 Sep 08
Those dreams involving one's children are really tough to take, aren't they? It takes a couple of days to shake them off. Hang in there!