Never learn how to scream in your dreams. You will regret it. That paralysis is there to protect you and those around you. I know. I learned to scream in my dreams. I learned to fight the demons, and I have the holes in my wall to prove it.
It was the snake demon again, only this time I was ready. I swung as hard as I could and caught right across its nose. It kept coming. Another blow from me and it flinched. I woke up.
I could hear my wife breathing. “Did I hit you?” “No” she said.