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Night Terrors & aromatherapy

February 29, 2008

I’ve had Night Terrors for as long as I can remember–I just didn’t know what they were called until about 15 years ago when someone diagnosed the strange realistic hallucinations which caused my heart to beat faster than imaginable and for me to scream and to sometimes jump out of bed –and then forget the whole thing in the morning–as a sleep disorder called night terrors. She also told me that there did not seem to be a cure or medication to help.

About 8 years ago, I started taking omega 3s. A positive side effect has been a reduction in Night Terrors as long as I take mega doses of omega 3s. With all the stress due to the activities of the Church of the Asshole neighbors, I have found that even with significant doses of omega 3s, I am still having Night Terrors.

Last week when I purified the house with the frankinscence and myhrr…I had peaceful sleep! But I didn’t smudge every day and subsequently, the Night Terrors are back.

In subsequent posts, I will share some of my Night Terrors, some of the poems I’ve written about the Night Terrors, and information as I find out about it.

6 Comments leave one →
  1. Kimber permalink
    May 23, 2008 5:23 pm

    Do you always forget? I’m 17 and I’ve had “Night Terrors ” since I was 6yrs old. I’ve looked into getting help and looked up all kinds of information, but everyone says you won’t remember. I kind of remember what happened, so does that mean they are something else? I’ve ask other people and my doctor, but I just get the run around. It scares me, because I don’t know what to do.

    All i’m look for is answers to questions. If you can help answer these that would be great. If not, thank you anyways.

  2. May 26, 2008 8:35 am


    I’ve been having night terrors chronically and acutely for almost 20 years (that means regularly and intensely). At first I couldn’t remember them, but over the years I have, especially i fI wake and tell someone about them or write about it. Most commonly, especially at first, people don’t seem to remember them–very well.

    Night terrors are more like hallucinations than dreams–you see things that aren’t there. They can be “real” as in typical to the mundane world and existence or very very other-wordly. These characteristics make it difficult to remember them.

    A common one is to see (and remember) a figure standing near the bed or by the door. Another common one people remember is that of faliing backward.

    As there is rarely any sort of narrative, like in a dream, it’s hard to remember, and as they occur after about 45-90 minutes after going to sleep, and most people don’t completely wake up, that makes it hard to remember too.

    Mine consistently occur 90 minutes after I go to sleep. Not always but consistently enough that I have learned to notice what time I go to sleep and then when I have a night terror to see the clock, do the math, and that helps to convince me it is a night terror (and not real).

    There’s a book I found info on online and recommended to a friend and he ordered and I read most of and will be writing a post about. (The name escapes me at the moment). So check back for more info!

    In the meantime, I hope this is helpful.

    here’s hoping we both a good night’s sleep and no night terrors!

    best, the art predator

  3. john3baldwin permalink
    September 17, 2010 12:45 am

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  4. September 29, 2010 1:58 pm

    I have a particular view of Night Terrors having had them all my life… and studying metaphysical topics such as dreams, lucid dreams and astral projection (obe’s).
    I just wrote an article on this particular subject:

    Give it a quick read and lemme know what you think. :)

  5. September 29, 2010 6:21 pm

    I’m glad those strategies are working for you!


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