I have always experienced weird things when I sleep but there is one thing that happens to me that I can't help but wonder if it's just a night terror (which is what I have always called them) or if it's real.
It basically started about 5 years ago (I'm 26 now) maybe longer where I wake up and I'm not fully awake I'm still in a dream like state and there is a black figure standing by my bed, it always scares me to the point to where I scream and grab my husband but by the time he wakes up and by the time I fully wake up it's gone.
The most recent was last week; I woke up still half asleep and saw the dark figure by my bed. But this time it had a face. My 6 month old son was sleeping with me and I gasped and he started crying. By the time I was fully awake the figure was gone, my heart was pounding and my son was in my arms crying silently. Every time I see one I almost always gasp or scream and when I'm finally fully Awake my heart is pounding out of my chest, I just lay there in a daze wondering if what I saw was real or just a dream. Sometimes there is more then one, it's always a man and one time it was hovering over me. It never touches me it just stands there.
One of the reasons why I'm wondering if it's just a dream is because sometimes when I wake up I don't remember waking up and my husband just tells me the next morning that I woke him up saying "do you see that?!?! And then I fall right back to sleep.
Just few other things... It started when I moved in with my now husband it got really bad at this one house we have moved 3 times since that "one house" and it happens at every house since then, but not as bad as that "one house". Sometimes it doesn't happen for months. Sometimes it happens 2 nights in a row.
Can anyone shed some light on this? Is it just night terrors or is there another term for what's happening to me?