Yesterday morning I had a creepy experience. For the past few months my sleeping patterns have changed a bit. This started a few weeks before I learned about TMS (which was early June). I've been sleeping fairly well for about 6 hours each night, but after that it's hit and miss. Most days now I sleep very erratically after 6 hours, and sometimes 6 hours is all I get. Yesterday morning at the 6 hour mark, I was having trouble getting comfortable in bed. I was stiff all over, and my right arm hurt. I decided to "talk to my brain." I don't remember exactly what I said, but it went something like this: "I know what you're doing. You're trying to distract me from repressed emotions. Don't worry, I can process my emotions better than you think I can." Then, as if to prove me wrong, I was suddenly overwhelmed with a wave of fear, panic, and a sense that I would become a raging maniac if my repressed emotions came out. My eyes were closed, but I saw a dark grey surface covered with horrific looking black streaks. It is hard to describe it any better than that. My first instinct was to stuff it all back down (I just wanted to sleep!), and it all receded after a short time. But it left a strong message on my conscious mind "Don't go there." Now I'm unsure how to proceed. Should I let this stuff surface, or what?