I have recurring dreams. There are three of them that I find the worse. Thankfully I haven’t had any of them in a while…
One: Being chased. I haven’t had one for a very long time but I used to have dreams as a child of being chased by strange people. Usually older, creepy men. One I remember – I was being chased by a strange man outside my house. I couldn’t escape him. As much as I ran, he stayed in pursuit. I couldn’t go back into my house either. Horrible!
Two: Falling and/or being paralysed. Either falling down LOTS of steps or escalators (I have a phobia of escalators). Or needing to run or scream and having paralysis preventing me from doing so. Again, awful! My most recent of these recurring dreams was of falling down a very large flight of escalators.
Three: Being chased and/or stung by bees. Some of these bees are NOT regular sized either. Some are the size of rugby balls (or bigger). In case you have not guessed by now, I have apiphobia (fear of bees). Have done since my early teens. I’ve even run out on the street in heavy traffic to avoid bees.
These are the dreams guaranteed to wake me in a sweat.