Have you ever experienced being punched in the stomach? Well, sometimes I get that feeling in my sleep and unsure if it's just a dream or something else.
It feels as if someone is punching me on my sides of around the abdominal areas, sometimes under the rib, sometimes it feels like a poking sensation other times i feel tickled.
And in my dream of someone actually doing it.
While it happens I can't breathe, this then wakes me up.
It doesn't happen all the time.
I notice it after feeling stressed out about something.
I was being so sad and crying alone about a death of a friend last year, and that's when I first noticed it.
There are occasions when I was not sad or anything, like last night, and dreamt I was being tickled and couldn't breathe, then I woke up and felt fine.
The feeling can be quite frightening.