Post # 1
My dream is a little creepy, no Too Much Information thou: Last night I drempt I got up from bed to let my dog out. Everything in my house was set up the same as it is in real life. I opened the door (didn’t have my contacts in) & she wouldn’t go outside. I just watch her stand there, then look outside & there is a man on my porch. Once I see him, I quickly slam the door, but before it closes he pushes the door open & my husband is coming to help, but the door knocks me out. He tied my husband up with some nintendo controllers & when I come to, I untie my husband & all our smaller stuff is gone. I know the “bad guy” is coming back to steal the rest of our bigger things, but not when. I walk outside & there’s a dead body on our lawn (I won’t go into details, but it was pretty realistic) & I call 911. The entire outside of the house & my car is graffiti’d in bright blue. The outside of my house doesn’t look the same as “real life” but my car is the same. Something else happens in the dream, I think I help the detectives find out who the dead person on my lawn is/was, but that’s all blurry. I just keep remembering the man rushing thru the door.
For some reason, I can’t shake it. I’ve had bad dreams before, scary ones, wierd ones, almost always about people I know, but never something so close to real life. Usually its familiar people in random places. This morning, I wouldn’t let my husband let the dog out in front, I let her out the back.
I KNOW its not real, I know that. I’m typically not paranoid btw. I don’t think people are going to attack me at home, I feel safe here. But I still am not liking my front door :(.
Post # 3
Aw, serabell! Keep telling yourself it was just a dream!
I have, self-diagnosed, chronic nightmares (I get them 4-6 nights a week) and have learned how to convince myself to forget about the dreams. Well, maybe not forget about them, but at least not think about them constantly.
It’ll just take a little time to stop thinking about it. Try to keep yourself busy, or try to change what you’re thinking about as soon as your mind wanders to your dream. I also always tell my dreams to my Fiance if they really bother me. Actually verbalizing them and hearing myself talk about it calms me down. Try not to dwell on it, that ALWAYS makes it worse.
Post # 4
Yea, it just got brought up because Darling Husband isn’t home & I had to go to the store so I brought Hayley (my dog) outside with me & it just reminded me of it. Thanks :).
Post # 5
I agree with @LindsayB:, address it, talk about it if that helps, reassure yourself it’s only a dream, and then try to keep busy to keep your mind off of it. I totally understand, I’ve had some nights where I have the same terrible dream over and over, almost to the point of calling a friend at 3:30 to come sleep over.
If you want to take some steps to help yourself feel better, you can always install some front motion-detector lights or a door peep hole or other safety measures. I don’t need to lock my bedroom door since my outside doors are all locked, but I still do. While it’s only a dream, safety measures are always beneficial and can help ease your mind.
Post # 6
@canthugallcats:I HATE those dreams! The ones that are so scary and real-life-like. But just like the other bees said, just keep reassuring yourself it was only a dream. Eventually it will fade. It ight take a little longer than others, but it will.
(I know this isn’t very constructive, but I do have to say this part made my hair stand on end: “I opened the door (didn’t have my contacts in) & she wouldn’t go outside. I just watch her stand there, then look outside & there is a man on my porch.”)
Post # 7
we actually do have a peephole & we have a very secure lock that cant be broken into. i normally dont look outside before letting hayley out, but i will now. hopefully i’ll have a very good dream about my house to “replace” my bad dream with.
wow i wrote that in a creepy way, sounds like its out of a scary movie or something :(. thats actually the part that keeps replaying in my head.
Post # 8
I had one of these when the FH was working out of town. Freaked me out for days. I even slept with the 22 on the nightstand and one on the kitchen table. It only stopped freaking me out when the FH came home and I could sleep with my ear on his chest (my cure all for most everything). FH still thinks it’s funny that he came home and there were loaded weapons scattered trough out the house.
Post # 9
@tksjewelry:hehehe! Nothing like being prepared!
Post # 10
I would try to do some research on the meaning of your dreams. A lot of times they mean something different than you would realize at first. I found out that if you dream of someone dieing, it means someone is pregnant. Who knows if it actually is true, but it makes me feel less freaked out about nightmares and sometimes it’s actually fun to try to decode all of the symbolism.
Post # 11
Oh no! I’m so sorry, I hate those type of dreams. They really shake you up! FH knows when I have them because I start clutching him in my sleep.
Post # 12
OMG!! How scary. I had a dream just like that and think about it from time to time. I think it has made me more aware of my surrounds which I think is a good thing!! Have you been watching crime shows? At the time I had that dream I was watching a lot of forensic files so I think that is why I had that dream. Just like your dream it was so realistic!! It was about getting robbed too.
Post # 13
this happens to me once in awhile too. i’ll dream about being mugged or robbed or worse, and i’ll be scared that something will actually happen for the next week or so. eventually you forget about it…it just takes a few days!