I have severe night terrors and it is getting to the point that I barley sleep anymore. I am a 24 year old female with a 2 year old daughter and I have had night terrors since I was little, but as of the last 2 to 3 years they are getting worse and worse.
I have dreams that I am a police officer going into a house to do a drug raid and long story short my partner turned his back and I was stabbed. Only, I can literally feel the blades of the scissors entering my body and I feel every bit of pain. I can feel the blood as it soaks through my uniform, and I can feel my chest tighten as I lose the ability to breath from shock.
I have dreams of responding to a murder scene and having to pick up the pieces of human remains, the rest of the clean-up crew is just throwing the hunks into a hefty bag as though it is nothing but garbage. Then, the boyfriend of the murder victim comes in during our clean-up and puts a bullet in the back of my head. I can feel the steel of the barrel burning through my hair; I feel my scalp being burned away. I feel the bullet cracking through the bone of my skull and the horrendous pain as the bullet pierces through my brain. I can feel the blood dripping out of my skull and saturating my hair and then it's like I'm staring down at myself and into my lifeless eyes. Yet I still feel the pain.
Why is it I can feel the physical pain that occurs? I know why the context is what it is because I'm in school to be a police officer and EMT and we see gruesome scenes every day. I'm used to that but the fact that I feel the pain scares me to where I don't want to sleep because I am scared I am going to literally die in my sleep. Please help me I need sleep so bad. I get nauseated from the lack of sleep. This sucks.
I always saw ghosts when I was younger and now that my daughter is two you can tell she does too and it has brought back my sensitivity as well. I don't know if this has something to do with my dreams because I use to have really detailed premonitions as well and I am horrified that this will turn into just that. Please I am begging for some form of insight!