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22 People Describe Terrifying Nightmares That Still Keep Them Up At Night

Nightmares affect everybody, and can stem from different aspects of a person's life or personality. Sleep paralysis, medications, scary movies, and many other things can trigger horrifying nightmares, and nothing sticks with you quite like the horror of a terrifying dream.

The ones here, which range from being shot at or stabbed, drowning in blood, witnessing the deaths of loved ones, and even being chased by unholy creatures, are all from Reddit users who actually dreamed of these terrifying scenarios. Some are even afraid these dreams could be prophetic, adding a whole new horrifying layer. Hopefully you read these scary stories of dreams during the daytime, because who knows what they'll do to you at night. 

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