This is a nightmare that I have repeatedly. I am often able to control its impact on me and wake up before I lose control. I think this nightmare is also accompanied by sleep paralysis.
I sleep in my room with my grandma next to me.
In this nightmare I am sleeping just the way I sleep in my room, the same objects around me and my grandmother sleeping next to me and I begin to dream. In that dream I am sleeping just the way I’d sleep in my room with the same objects around me. Then I begin to feel a formless presence in my room. I am beginning to realize that an evil spirit has slithered into my room through the window to my right which I have forgotten to shut (which in reality I always shut, out of fear)and it is black like smoke.. I am unable to move or wake up.. I try to shout out to my grand mother sleeping next to me… but she cannot hear me.. She is fast asleep. I am wailing but she cannot hear me. Now I can see the black form crawling over me and suffocating me.. I suffocate trying to wail.. I am slipping into deeper sleep.
At this point I realize in a corner of my mind that if I wake up, then this black form would leave me. This thought is almost involuntary.Then I wake up from the deepest layer of sleep. Then I heave a sigh of relief saying it was just a dream. Then I wake up again and find it funny that I should have a dream in which I am sleeping and dreaming of a black form. Then I tear myself out of the final dream and wake up in my room next to my grandmother exactly the way I saw her sleeping in my dream. This waking up process feels like lasting only about 5 to 10 seconds. Often my ears are flushed hot and I feel very cold when I wake up from this nightmare.
I submitted this nightmare to the Nightmare Project