Things that go “arghhh” in the night

Over the last week, I have been told that I’ve been screaming in my sleep.

The first one was last Monday. Apparently my housemate (Mr Map) came in, had a full conversation with me, and I was crying, and then when he left I stopped crying after a while and went back to sleep. I have no recollection of this at all… Very strange.

The second one was on Saturday. I must’ve screamed in my sleep, because the next thing I knew, I was in that state of half awake, half asleep and I thought there was a man standing next to me. Just as I properly awakened, Mr Map came in and asked what was wrong. Again, I had screamed and had no recollection of this. The only difference is that this time I woke up and do remember the conversation.

And the third time was last night. Apparently at about 4am I screamed 3 times (according to one of my housemates – Shopaholic). Again – no recollection of this, and I didn’t wake up after it.

It’s all very strange! It has only happened twice before – last year at uni, and both times within a week. But both of those times I woke up screaming, so I knew I had screamed. This week I don’t remember any of them!

I don’t really know what is going on… Any ideas? Could it be because I’ve come off my medication?

Will definitely be mentioning this to the doctor on Thursday!

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15 thoughts on “Things that go “arghhh” in the night

  1. Bourbon says:

    Do you remember any of your dreams? Well, it sounds like they were probably nightmares 😦 You’ve been super stressed recently and it seems like that’s affecting your sleep 😦 xx

  2. Juliet says:

    I think I do this too – but as I live alone, there are no witnesses. I sometimes wake up in a panic and my throat feels weird and tight and sore – just like I was about to scream or had been screaming some. But I never really know if it really happened or if this is just a delusion…. but looking at the other comments, you’re not alone in this. I know that’s a weak comfort…. safe hugs xx

  3. WeeGee says:

    I do this – but i’ve done it since I was about seven. I’ve concluded it’s just the way I sleep. If it’s new, mention it to the doctors xoxoxoxo

  4. Jasmine says:

    I would have assumed nightmares?? Maybe ones that you don’t remember once you’ve woken. I know sometimes when my dreams get disturbing I wake with a bit of an odd-sounding scream, not a full-blown one but maybe a half-arsed wail 😉

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