I'm not one normally to get freaked out by a couple dreams. I have weird dreams all the time, most of which may, at any point, involve blood, death, or the demonic supernatural, but somehow these were different. I haven't been scared of the dark in over 15 years, and last night I seriously considered sleeping with a nightlight on. I'm talking wide-eyed, watching the darkness, expecting something to pop out at me, hiding in the covers with my back to the wall afraid. Even trying to think happy thoughts didn't work; everything I thought of simply disintegrated into horror.
I'm really starting to get worried about this. It's not like I've been watching horror movies; hell, the DVD player isn't even plugged in to the TV. I was already not sleeping well because of my back and my foot aching, and last night I was so tweaked I didn't even WANT to close my eyes. Staying awake until four in the morning does not a happy Carlye make. The question is, what the hell do I DO about it?
**EDIT** I did a cleansing ritual as the lovely starwyse suggested, with salt, water, AND incense, and I'm hoping that will do the trick. I will also take the wonderful rougewench's advice and be keeping a nightmare in relation to narcotics journal to see if that has anything to do with it. Other than that, I guess I just keep myself occupied and use a nightlight if I need it. *smile*