Hi everyone. So last night I had a very lucid dream that I can honestly say scared me and thinking about it gives me chills/goose bumps.

Dream: The dream starts with me sitting in what looks like a bedroom but it is not my own. From what I remember in the dream it resembles what my room looked like as a child when I lived in New Jersey. The dream is viewed through my own eyes, so First Person. I am sitting in my room, I can't tell what I was doing but I was sitting on my bed Indian style when I saw something out of the corner of my eye. I look at the right wall where my shadow was being cast by the light in the room. I then see another shadow appear. I look away from the wall and in front of me to see what it was but nothing was there.

I look back at the wall and see that the figure is that of a woman. From what I can recall she had short chin length hair. The shadow was across the room from my own on the wall. Then it quickly glided over to my shadow. I then tried looking in front of me again and saw nothing. Then I had this feeling of complete fear run through my body. I became very cold, sweaty, and started to shiver. Then I felt like the life/air was being sucked from my chest. With my left arm outreached as if I was trying to grab a hold of something, I started to gasp heavily for air. I woke up when I was out of air in my dream.

When I woke up I was in a cold sweat, shivering, heart racing, somewhat gasping for air, and my left arm was outreached like in the dream. I noticed my right hand was somewhat clenching my chest. I was truly scared.

Any insight on this dream is much appreciated. I don't have many vivid/lucid dreams but when I do they always seem to scare the shit outta me. This is probably the 3rd lucid dream I have had which really scared me. This was the first time I've had this dream.

Background: I'm a 24 year old male. I was born in Elizabeth, NJ. Lived in East Brunswick, NJ until I was about 10 and then moved to Maryland. I can't really think of any reason why in my dream the bedroom I was in resembled the one from my NJ house. I'm a pretty easy going person, I tend to get a long with just about everyone. Both parents are married still, 29 years last night actually. My brother lives in Dubai, he's lived there for about a year now. I do not have a girlfriend, I haven't in a long while.

I am a very picky person when it comes to women. I go out and have a great time with them, and play around. but when it comes to commitment I sometimes feel like I can't commit to someone that doesn't meet my "criteria"....I know how that sounds lol. I want to have a family but I am afraid of not finding the person who I feel that I can fall in love with and never lose interest.

I'm not sure if that was too much or not enough info lol. Let me know if there is anything else that may help out with this interpretation.

Kind regards,