I've been having violent nightmares for the past few (6 maybe?) months. I feel something trying to throw me about and shake me violently. Tries to kill me, in vicious ways. Makes me scared of it. I wake up with my heart racing, never sweaty though. It never occurs if the lights are left on when I go to sleep, though.
It happens often, maybe 4 times average in a week. One instance, this was a few weeks ago, I felt as if I was being violently spun in a vortex and I could feel it tearing my skin. Another one I had was last night, It was a dark shadowy figure walking into a bedroom, not mine, but I was sleeping there and I yelled out a name to make it stop trying to hurt me and it reacted seemingly.
Most of the nightmares happen when I first go to sleep. I try to wake up from the nightmare and do after a while. Then, I turn on the lights and go back to sleep, no more nightmare. The nightmare from last night was the only one that occurred very late in my dream.
What about you? What nightmares you've been having lately?