"I hadn't been sleeping well for a while and kept having nightmares. It was during a sudden shock in one of these nightmares, that caused me to jolt awake, that I realised I couldn't move. As I looked around I could see everything was normal however because of the dark and my heightened state of fear and shock the shadows somehow looked longer/ taller and more intimidating.
As I have already explained I was in a state of fear from the nightmare but my bodies inability to move only increased this fear further until I was able to calm down and take stock of the fact nothing was out of the ordinary. I didn't truly feel safe however until my body regained its ability to move."