17 People Describe Having Nightmares That Sound Like Horror Movies

17. The walls started closing in and squeezing me.

“A few months ago, I had a fever and that’s when it happened. Usually, even if I have nightmares, it doesn’t affect me whatsoever, so I think it was because of the state my body was in and me being exhausted as fuck, this dream I had affected me so.

Basically, the dream wasn’t long, or at least I don’t remember everything that happened there. First, it started with me being in a… well, strange place. There were no walls, no ceiling, no sky, just the floor and a few randomly colored balls. Then the balls grew and grew and grew. They kept squeezing me. Then they got smaller back, I was relieved. What happened next was that my body parts started growing out of control (for example, only my arm started growing, making me feel scared) and getting back to the normal state. But that wasn’t such a bother, what happened next was what had a really big effect on me. In my dream, I suddenly woke up on the couch (where I was originally sleeping). I stood up and went to the front door and locked them. And then I got (for some reason, I still don’t understand why) scared for my life. I was fully convinced that my life was over now, that I couldn’t reverse what I had done (in my dreams, this appeared with the door knob and the lock disappearing, only door remaining). The walls started closing in and squeezing me, activating my claustrophobia.

Next thing, I woke up, sweaty as fuck. I almost ran to the bathroom, looked at myself in the mirror, breathing as these were my last few breaths in my life, saying out loud to myself: ‘I don’t want to die, I don’t want to die, I want to live, I WANT TO LIVE!!’ After I said all this, it suddenly struck me. This was a dream. Once before in my life, I had an almost-death-experience and what I felt back then, I also felt when I woke up, up until I realized that this was all a dream.

Basically, that’s it. The dream itself wasn’t all that scary and whatnot, but I decided that it belonged in this post just because of the effect it had on me after I woke up. Yeah.”

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