Sarah Tetley, 26, said it was in 2013 – more than two years after the abuse began – when she woke up and realised her husband Charlie was molesting her.
And it was only when she contacted police and he was arrested that she saw the videos he had taken – and realised the horrifying extent of the abuse.
‘In a couple of the videos I watched you couldn’t hear me breathing and I didn’t really appear to be moving at all. I did look like I was dead in some of them,’ she told ITV’s This Morning.
Host Phillip Schofield asked if Sarah had been drugged by her husband, however Sarah said that tests results had proved inconclusive, and she had not suspected anything because she ‘never woke up feeling strange’.
‘A lot of the videos weren’t just of him but of household objects and things he would decide to do with those. It was quite disturbing,’ she added.
Police recovered 316 videos from Mr Tetley’s computer.
He pleaded guilty to 26 counts of rape and assault and was sentenced to 12 years in prison.
Mrs Tetley, from Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, said she was hoping her ordeal might raise awareness for women in similarly abusive relationships.
‘If in anyway you’re being abused you should tell someone – even if it’s just mentally – whatever kind of abuse it is,’ she said.