(Closed) Nightmares?

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
Member
8975 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I “regularly” (A few nights every month) have nightmares.

I’ve found that if I don’t go to bed until I’m exhausted, I sleep much deeper and my brain just stops caring. I’ve had nightmares all my life and it’s really the only thing that works for me.

Sleeping pills seems to be a 60/40 kind of thing. More often than not I sleep well, but still on a “regular” basis they give me amplified nightmares.

I’m a fan of horror/gore movies and shows, but I don’t typically watch them unless my husband is home (He deploys), so that’s not a real trigger for me.

Post # 5
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8975 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

@roweboat:  I find that going to bed when I am *dead tired* really helps. I don’t remember going to sleep those nights. My nightmares tend to crop up after nights where I’m just staring at the ceiling.

Post # 6
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196 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

I used to have the same nightmare reoccuring for years when I was younger (probably 8 – 13 years old). It was always the same thing – I am in a dessert, and it is scorching hot. I am thirsty and dizzy. I keep walking, with the horizon in front of me as a guide. I look at the sun to guess what time of day it is. After I look at the sun, all I can see is a black/red dot everywhere I see, and I just follow it. Then I wake up. It doesn’t sound scary at all, but because of the fact that it just returned in my dreams every few days really scared me. I remember even asking my parents if I can sleep in their bed because I was afraid of the black/red dot!

Today, I have occasional bad dreams, and I noticed a pattern about them. They either occur after I had an especially exciting experience, sometimes I finish a great book, sometimes I watch an interesting film. And something related to those experiences comes in my dream, sometimes in a form of a nightmare.

I don’t know why they happen. It’s dreams right? Unexplainable.

 

Post # 7
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363 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

a tip from my friends mother who is a naturapath, try not having any forms of sugar near bedtime about after 7,30, and also do something relaxing but not electronic before bed and have atleast a 30 minute period of no-electronics before bed, so yoga, meditation, read a book but not one full of action, play an instrument.

I don’t know if this works but another friend suffered really bad from nightmares and used this advice and she now only gets nightmares when she is really stressed. She said the sugar thing made the biggest difference

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