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I Woke Up Screaming!

I woke up screaming or shouting! I don’t know what I was yelling about, but it was as if I was screaming at something. I lay there for a while. My heart was beating too fast! I felt like a trapped animal, so alert and wide awake! This was that flight or fight response, and I was ready to kill or be killed!

I was terrified! It took a while to calm down before drifting back into a normal wake mode and move.

I can still feel it now, that edginess, that tense, jittery feeling when you just escaped a devastating incident!

The crazy part of this that in reality, there was no devastating incident, just that belief!

Has this happened to you?

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