I suffer terribly from insomnia, so I relish a good night’s sleep. Unfortunately, I also suffer from night terrors. I quickly fall asleep, only to jolt awake to screaming and indescribable fear. Usually, one of my family members is comforting me, and it usually takes me a few moments for me to realize that I am the one screaming.
Night terrors differ from nightmares. Nightmares occur during the REM (or deep) phase that a person cycles into after hours of falling asleep. Night terrors usually occur within one to two hours of falling asleep when a person is in a non-REM cycle. This is also a time when the spiritually gifted, especially those that are psychic and empathic, can easily pick-up global and collective conscience emotions, messages, and premonitions. As the name implies, these messages and premonitions are usually terrifying, negative, and very intense.
Common Symptoms of Night Terrors:
- Screaming, moaning, crying, and talking
- Kicking, pedaling, and thrashing
- Extreme and intense fear or terror (may not be able to pinpoint the origin of the fear)
- Rapid breathing or gasping for breath
- Quickened heart beat
- Jolting awake (yet still groggy) from sleep
While in the throes of a night terror, a person may be partially awake, or they may be very much asleep. Their screaming, moaning, or gasping for air is because they are experiencing an intense and frightening dream. Sometimes, the actual cause for the fear isn’t easily explained or even seen in the dream. It may just be a sense of evil or something bad is coming. There are also reports of people having kinetic energy experiences during their night terrors, like their blankets levitating above them or radios turning themselves on. A person may receive a specific message or emotional feeling that is easy to decipher, but usually it will be an evasive premonition that comes through.
Possible Causes of Night Terrors
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
- Sleep apnea
- Restless leg syndrome
Underlying medical or mental health conditions and sleep disorders should always be addressed and treated by a medical professional.
Dealing with Night Terrors
Suggested Essential Oils
- Roman chamomile
- Black Tourmaline
- Clear Quartz
- Rose Quartz
- Green Jasper
Dealing with Negative Messages, Emotions, and Premonitions
Messages received through night terrors can be very vague and confusing. Try to record it in your “Personal Dictionary” as soon as possible, with as much detail as you can remember. Just the act of journaling about the episode should help relieve some of the anxiety and negative feelings. Stay aware, and as soon as the event that matches the premonition happens, go back and record it, too.
Global premonitions and the empathic collective conscience carry heavy negativity with them and can be very upsetting. Try to remind yourself that even though it feels like these gifts are a curse, they are a blessing. When you receive a premonition, take the opportunity to brace yourself and be ready to comfort and help others.
If you experience ongoing fear, anxiety, or have difficulty overcoming the emotions of the night terror, talk with trusted family and friends, or seek the advice of an experienced spiritual advisor. Getting insight and a fresh perspective can help put things back in balance.