You wake up sweaty…your heart is pounding, and you are utterly terrified…Yes, today we’ll be reading all about night terrors.
Night terrors are something that have not only fascinated me but they are very terrifying in nature and anything that is scary or haunting always peeks my interest. So, if you have had night terrors or also wonder about the mysteries and theories behind them, keep reading…
Night terrors are also called sleep terrors is known to be a sleep disorder where you experience terror, fear, and/or dread and it typically happens within the first stage of sleep: the non rapid eye movement or NREM sleep. They commonly occur within adults, ages twenty to thirty but also happen with children ages three to twelve and might stop during their adolescent years. There is not a definitive number of how often it is supposed to or said to occur, for it varies upon the individual and could happen multiple nights in a row or even multiple times per night.
I do want to also bring up that while nightmares and night terrors are relatively similar in characteristics, night terrors occur less frequently and nightmares can happen anytime of your sleep cycle. It is very easy to confuse the two as I have done it before myself.
While some consider night terrors to be normal, others consider it to be a type of paranormal phenomena. If you wake up from a night terror or a nightmare and see an apparition or a shadow at your side, maybe your terror has a supernatural meaning…And maybe it’s reoccurring. To me, it does seem rational. Since it occurs within the young at the most vulnerable time of day, it gives the perfect opportunity for spirit communication. And its always been believed that spirits can in fact communicate while you are asleep. If night terrors are spiritually induced, surely they are not exactly nice, playful ghosts but potentially something darker. Of course, I’m not saying that it is the case for certain but who knows?
Thank you for reading and if you have any night terror experiences of your own, please feel free to share in the comments or you may email me!
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