First Sleep Doctor Appointment

I always feel childish saying “sleep doctor”, like there is probably a much more accurate and scientific name for this special type of doctor.  But this morning I overheard a gentleman at the sleep disorder clinic actually introduce himself as a “sleep doctor” to someone, so I feel more confident about saying it now.  Anyway,…

Demons or Sleepwalking?

Sometimes I wonder if I really am a habitual sleepwalker, or if there are actually demons/ghosts who torment me every night, sending me on my midnight marathons. My sleepwalking is very rarely a pleasant experience, normally I’m running from terrifying things I “see” in my bedroom. I’ve always written them off as night terrors, those…

Night Terrors and 3 a.m. Visits

I could hear him in my bathroom, shuffling through my linen closet. I knew that any minute he would realize there was nothing of value in there and come rifle through the rest of my bedroom. He would see my laying in bed, quivering and begging to not be hurt. He was going to pull…

A Roller Coaster Nightmare Come True

I may be scared of long plane flights, trying new foods, and skinny jeans, but roller coasters have never made me wince. After unofficially being adopted into my best friend’s family in 6th grade and spending almost every weekend at a theme park in Northern Virginia, I suddenly lived for the thrill of being hurled…

Nuptial Nightmares

Our wedding venue, photographer, and caterers are booked. My gown is paid for, my bridesmaids have their dresses too. The guest list is finalized. All 115 invitations are addressed, stamped, and waiting patiently to be mailed. Everything is coming together so nicely, so why do I keep having nightmares about our wedding day? Cold feet?…

Check On Me, Okay?

Two nights ago I sleep walked into Isaac’s room. He was in bed working on homework and had papers sprawled out everywhere. Isaac says he could tell I was sleepwalking because I was in my glassy eyed zombie hunchback position. I clutched my stomach and said to him “I’m in pain and I’m scared.” Before…

The Girl Who Cried Spider

When I sleep talk, there are generally 4 topics that I scream/talk about: Spiders Serial Killers My throat closing Saying repeatedly “what? why? what? who? what did you say? why?”  After living together for the past 3 years, Isaac has grown accustomed to me running into his room at 3am and screaming “MY THROAT IS CLOSING…