Nightmares are a completely normal w/d symptom, I knew a dude who would fall asleep for only like a minute and wake up completely terrified, for at least the first 4-7 days of withdrawal
Also, during the early stages of heavy use, he would wake up being shaken 3 feet in the air by a "demon," as if something was taking hold of his dream state or his ability to even have dreams.
Morpheus- "shaper (of dreams)"... in Greek mythology is the god of dreams. Morpheus has the ability to take any human form and appear in dreams. His true semblance is that of a winged demon.
In dude's early night terror of meeting the demon, he hovered above the bed, a black mass with wings and shook him awake, his presence was still there when dude was awake for a few moments. He was taking over dude's dreams and he lost the ability to dream at all at night, or sleep without H. Then dude would have terrifying, chaotic waking dreams during his nods, sleep walking and sleep talking crazy sh*t, nothing really fun in it at that point.
This dude always seemed to have classic experiences with drugs
somehow? The demon shook his girlfriend off the bed too, he was so scared he woke her up and told her what he was seeing. He had been lying to her and he told her the truth a week later, then she left him.
She had slept soundly through the whole "dream.." He later thought the symbolism was he had gotten into both of their lives through him, but she was unaffected by it.
F*ck all that... thanks for the reminder of why opiates
suck, although my friend's relapse 4 days ago was very similar, with withdrawal nightmares and a lack of fun effects. oops.
Recent nightmares were of a huge black bear outside the "cabin" door, with my friend completely unable to hold the door shut and a necessary key to lock it nowhere in sight. Luckily he woke up before the bear got in.
He is bummed at the moment that his years of lucid dream training were out the window for now. But that will come back in a week or so he is sure. Your dreams and ability to sleep will return in less than a week he feels...
He remembers in heavy periods of addiction
feeling exhausted, falling asleep for a few moments and waking up completely terrified, drenched in sweat... maybe 20-30 minutes later, same thing.. for 3-4 days straight.
You can't spell Morpheus without US. F*ck off, demon. You aren't sh*t to him and never will be.
"Seven devils all around you
Seven devils in your house
See I was dead when I woke up this morning
I'll be dead before the day is done"
He referred to his last H relapse as "Drop Dead" for some reason..