Welcome to Pavor Nocturnus

I suffer from night terrors. I often wake up — minutes after finally falling asleep — screaming, choking, panicked. Maybe I’ll tell you about some of the creatures that live under my bed, if you dare.

A couple of years ago I registered this domain, not knowing quite what to do with it. One naïve idea I had was to create some kind of web shop, selling strange and wicked things related to nightmares. Another was to write pretentious and dark poetry, or draw strange and terrifying pictures of the things barely seen in the corner of my eye as I trembled, soaked with sweat and hoarse from screaming at the darkness.

Now, years later, I still have no idea what this site will become. One thing I am sure about is that this will not be a place to find information or help with night terrors, or pavor nocturnus: there are better places on the net if you want to know more, or if you want to know how to cope. The Night Terror Resource Center is the best site I’ve found, and their forum can be comforting because it shows that you are not alone. Browsing their forum is also kind of depressing, because the more you read the more you come to realize that there doesn’t seem to be a quick fix.

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