Im not an expert, and you should possibly see a doctor, as this could be caused by stress, anxiety or something of the sorts.
To me it sounds like whats been referred to as an " Out of Body Experience" - This is when you have an experience that typically involves the sensation of floating outside your body. Sometimes it can occur spontaneously, or it could be caused from mental trauma, dehydration, sensory deprivation, or drugs.
The part where you couldnt move, or talk sounds like a feeling of sleep paralysis, which i have experienced that, and supposedly about half of the people who have had an out of body experience ( which i have not ) have noted a feeling of sleep paralysis.
It could be due to an extreme amount of stress stored in your subconscious that you havent dealt with, due to your fiance being a marine and having been in afghanistan, perhaps its worries you've had about him that is causing it.
I know how terrifying it feels, as after i had another one of my dreams just the other night, i couldnt sleep properly the night after.
I hope this helps in the slightest, if it keeps occuring you should seek advice from a professional of some sort.
Thank you for you response. I believe you may be right and it must be a combination of sleep paralysis and an out of body experience. It has shaken me to my core. If I have the dream again I will take your advice and seek professional help. I am sorry to hear about your nightmares also. It is nice to know people out there care. Thanks, I hope you have sweet dreams too
Hello and hope you are doing well.
The study on dreams is still abstract. Your symptoms of seeing things could be due to sleep disorders “Nightmare” or "Night terror" disorders . Here the person experiences symptoms of bad, frightening dreams which interfere with his sleep schedules. Disorders related to dreaming could occur with REM sleep behavior disorders. Here the person acts out the dreams.
This can be assessed by a sleep questionnaire and therapy is based on the severity of symptoms. If your symptoms persist, I would advise you to discuss your symptoms with your primary care physician who may then refer you to a sleep specialist for further evaluation.
Hope this helped and do keep us posted.