Let me first state that the aforementioned “occurrance” (I don’t know what else to call it) does not happen often. In fact, while it’s happened to me several times, it’s over the course of many, many years. Apart from last night, it hasn’t happened in I can’t even remember how long.
Any way, last night I was in bed, night-time reading set aside and lights off. There I was, drifting off to sleep, drifting…
and then BAM! I’m jolted wide awake, heart pounding, breathing heavy as if something shocking just happened. I know I didn’t have a nightmare, because I hadn’t reached that level of sleep, and anyway I remember my dreams pretty clearly. It then takes me several minutes to calm down again and get back to drifting off to sleep.
The occurrance is more annoying than anything else, but given the level of anxiety I seem to be experiencing as I’m wrenched awake, I worry that maybe my body knows something I should know.
So, does anybody else experience this weirdness, or could anyone explain it to me? And is it something I ought to look into seeing someone about?