Well, I am grateful for all the input here. I had an experience over the weekend that was strange. We went away for the weekend and Saturday night I was awoken by my other half, shaking me asking me what is wrong? Apparently I was making scary sounds and breathing hard. When I got awake enough to comprehend, I told him I had been having a nightmare. It was a simple dream that for some reason was frightening. I was walking down the hall of a hospital, on the left and right there were doors half open. All of them were pitch dark inside and scary. The more I walked the more afraid I was. Now I have not had nightmares since childhood or young adulthood. Has anyone experienced this? I imagine it is in response to the stress I feel over the loss of my "normal" family life that I can't get back.