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Originally posted by radkrish
Of late I have been having this dream. In that dream, I feel so pulled down by weight. When I walk in dream, weight begins to pull me down slowly that I could hardly take a step. Its like I am getting stunned and pulled down by weight with each step. There is no pain but am unable to walk further and I wake up.
But after waking up, I am exhausted and usually deaf( with my ears opening up in a couple of seconds)
Is it a dream or something of a phenomenon? Its not sleep paralysis. This looks different.
Night Terrors Symptoms: Sudden awakening from sleep, persistent fear or terror that occurs at night, screaming, sweating, confusion, rapid heart rate, inability to explain what happened, usually no recall of "bad dreams" or nightmares, may have a vague sense of frightening images. Many people see spiders, snakes, animals or people in the room, are unable to fully awake, difficult to comfort, with no memory of the event on awakening the next day.
Night terrors and sleepwalking are sometimes called arousal parasomnias.
Sleep disorders are being reported more often as they become more recognised and deemed as suitable conditions for treatment by the medical profession.2
Two disorders recently described are somnambulistic sexual behaviour, or sexsomnia and sleep-related eating disorder.
A Turkish survey of pre-adolescent school-aged children found a 14.4% prevalence of parasomnias. About 1 in 6 children had at least one parasomnia. Bruxism (grinding of teeth), nocturnal enuresis (considered by some to be a parasomnia) and night terrors were the most common types.3
Sudden awakening from sleep
Persistent fear or terror that occurs at night
Rapid heart rate
No recall of "bad dreams" or nightmares
Unable to explain what happened
May have a sense of frightening images
No memory of the event when they awaken the next day
Unable to fully wake up
Difficult to comfort
Note: Episodes are most common in the first third of the night. They may last 10 - 20 minutes, then normal sleep returns.