Whether it has been four days or 40 years, nightmares can still happen after experiencing sexual violence. It has been four years for me and every once in a while I get nightmares.
For myself, I divide them into two categories: replay of memory, or a new related nightmare. Generally, it is the latter which can be jarring for me.
Most of the time, it is my perpetrator finding me where I live and my safety being compromised. I know that feeling when you wake up and your senses are heightened after a nightmare.Read more on themighty.com