People are afraid of nightmares.
Their precious sleep is ruined by a series of bad thoughts. They are unconsciously put in situations they find disturbing.
Daymares are living nightmares.
They are real life situations that are disturbing. They are scary. They are uncontrollable. They are unavoidable. There is no escape.
This is a psychotic episode. This is fear. This is confusion. This is pain.
And you don’t wake up minutes later in your safe warm bed and shake it off as a bad dream.