Not to get too personal, but I've suffered from them all my life. Since early childhood. Not every night, but more frequently as I get older. Some are re-occurring, some are one time deals, but always awful. I've tried therapy, drugs, all kinds of stuff. Nothing helps. Every time I don't have one for awhile and think maybe I'm done, they come back with a vengeance. I hate them. I really do. It means I sleep, and hard, but get no rest. And sometimes, like last night, it happens while I'm on tour, which means nobody gets any rest. I woke up this morning feeling like I got mauled by a panther, which is what happened in my sleep, (that was new one) only to have everybody in a foul mood because I thrashed, screamed, mumbled, and freaked out most of the night and was damned near impossible to wake up. Every time I did wake up, I fell right back asleep and it picked up where it left off. Hoping to sleep better in the van today. Not looking for advice or sympathy really. Just need to vent. I really wish there was a way to just make this stuff stop. It was so real I can still feel it two hours after waking up. The fear is so tangible when I wake up from one of these it's all I can do not to hurl.