A figure standing next to her bed
Type of Spiritual Experience
A description of the experience
Wow. I'm 34, and I have done this since I was a little girl. As I begin to fall asleep, I see strange things. I know they are sort of like "awake dreams," but they are still often very disturbing. Some are almost psychedelic, some are funny, and occasionally some are utterly terrifying. I also have always had very vivid dreams and nightmares. Sometimes I wake startled because I feel like someone is standing right next to me at the side of the bed. These things have always caused me to be a poor sleeper and feel exhausted frequently.
I am really glad to know that these are not entirely abnormal -- especially the sensation of the person standing next to the bed; that can be very frightening. At least now I know it is just my brain and not because my house is haunted!