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NIGHTMARES - HELP & UNDERSTANDING

shades

Staff Alumni
#21
Just to back up the OP, I've read quite a bit about dreams and much of the causes are backed up by Freuds, "Interpretation of Dreams" among other source material.

As to god's involvement, no doubt if you are a believer, prayer cannot hurt as it is very possibly a means of relieving stress, which is part of the OP's causes.
 
#26
i sometimes dream of self mutilation , its kinda like im playing mario with infinite livesas soon as one gone i respawn , or i dont dream at all i always wake up tied though :l
 
#28
Has anyone dreamt of a talking snake or a big giant red monstrous chicken?
The snake in my dream tried to bite me but I managed to stop it and it said "I am the enemy" it was the most horrible nightmare I've ever had... The chicken was a different one but it is rather funny than scary... Both of these only happened once but they were the most intriguing to say the least...
 
#29
What if it's a recurring nightmare of an event that hadn't happened yet, but stopped shortly after that event happened? Cos the actually happened to me. Nor did I know the event was coming... Wish it never had..
 

Zaz

New Member
#30
One thing that worked for me to grab a better understanding of my nightmare was to buy a dream dictionnary. its really helpful i find.
 
#31
That happens to me alot to and then a couple times i woke up screaming but i did not no i was awake or even sitting up which makes no sence to me i guess it was like sleep waking but not moving and instead screaming!
Only waking up after one of the devils poked me or started talking really loud near these ears!
 
#32
My husband, love of my life and soul mate, died of a heart attack at 43 not too long ago. I keep dreaming the same nightmare every night...I am looking and looking for him and yelling his name and I can hear his voice but I can't find him...his voice keeps getting farther and farther away and then I wake up a sobbing mess feeling like he just died all over again. I am so tired - but afraid to sleep.
 

Acy

Mama Bear - TLC, Common Sense
Staff member
Safety & Support
#33
POINTLESSWORDS, I've had a screamer or two in my slew of dreams over the years. Eventually woke myself up (and the rest of the house). I found those kinds of dreams happened to me when I was ultra-stressed. Getting away from the sources of stress or finding good stress-relievers helped to slow down that kind of dream for me.

name_unknown_anymore, I'm very sorry for your loss. Sounds like you are dealing with some of your grief while you are sleeping. Grief is a process and it will take some time. I'm glad you posted here. Keep posting if you feel like sharing. :hug:
 
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#34
Good post; thanks. I get nightmares a lot; one or two most nights. Sometimes it even gets to the point that I'm scared to go to sleep, which makes me tired and stressed and only makes them worse, I think...
 

Matthew Barber

Well-Known Member
#35
Keep on having these strange nightmares.

It's never the same, but... I'm always with people. People I love for some reason.

Nothing bad really happens... but... it just feels bad, wrong, like this is not right or the way things should be.

I guess I'll just brush it off. It's probably good that im ignorant to the monstrosities behind the curtains.
 
#36
When Ines younger I dreamt of flying- and I knew I was asleep-so I could control my dream in a way. I can sometimes do that now. The chasing nightmares stopped when I decided to stop running and turn around and face whatever it was.
Now my dreams are confusing - I'm afraid of heights so can't fly- and the people in my life say I'm worthless guilty no good and generally scenarios which are very distressing/disturbing.
Sometimes I'm awake and can't move and the nightmare pulls me back in. Sometimes I think I'm awake getting ready for work and over and over again it's not it's a dream. Sometimes it's like a film or something exciting. And sometimes it's almost like the future- or colours and auras, and always music in the background.
The worst ones are where I wake up sweating with severe guilt about something I can't remember -or dreams of the babies I lost- older and blaming me for their deaths.
Not nice. More flying film type dreams please.
 

Walker

Everything Zen
Staff member
ADMIN
SF Social Media
SF Supporter
#39
I was getting some wicked ones and started taking this minipress med... it hasn't been long but god it seems to be terribly effective for me. No nightmares since I started it.
 

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