Last night I woke up having a panic attack. In my memory this is the first time that has ever happened. It was a strange experience. I was having a nightmare about being stalked by some monster, and woke up with a sudden startle, to a noise that could have come from the real world or not, I don't know, but my not-all-there brain interpreted it as the monster. I was already hyperventilating, I imagine that started while I was asleep. I hope this doesn't happen often in the future. The whole reason I live my horrible life is to avoid panic attacks.