Which of the two participial adjectives works here?
- I woke up panicked, because I'd had a nightmare.
- I woke up panicking, because I'd had a nightmare.
If you have a nightmare, you start to panick before you wake up, so I guess the present form doesn't work; it suggests that panicking took place during my waking up.
But the past form doesn't ring right to me either. Why? I don't know. Maybe because not all past participles can be used as adjectives.
One would suggest other options, like I panicked and woke up because ..., but I'm interested to know if anything's wrong with the title sentence, especially the past participle, as I came across it in a book today (used in a sentence just like the title).