Post # 1
I have been having nightmares almost every night (probably like 3-4 nights a week) and I’m starting to go crazy. I wake up either crying or screaming and am so consumed by them that I can’t fall back asleep. They stay with me all day (I had one that woke me up at 5 AM this morning and I’m STILL thinking about it) and just make me miserable.
Does this happen to anyone else? Is there any way to make it stop?? It’s been happening for about a month now and I just can’t keep going like this!
Post # 3
This happens to me occasionally. I know this is weird, but I’ve found that if I eat a lot of cheese in a day or close to the time I go to bed then I have nightmares!
Post # 4
@TinyTina: This happened to me a lot and I developed insomnia from it. The way I got it to stop was by putting on a night light or keeping the tv on. Strange, I know.
Post # 5
@PitBulLover: Strange about the cheese… I had pizza for dinner last night! Haha! I’ll keep on eye on how much I’m eating and see if that makes a difference.
@Rouquine: It’s funny, I used to sleep with the TV on when I was living alone, but when I moved in with Fiance we decided not to keep a TV in our bedroom. I’ve obviously had no problems until recently… And when I’m woken up by one of my nightmares I usually go lay on the couch and watch TV… But I’m still not able to fall back asleep. :-
Post # 6
Its weird that you mention it, because Ive had nightmares 3 nights in a row. Well, last night I woke up in a total panic and almost like gasping for air. But I can’t remember what I was dreaming about.
Post # 7
@TinyTina: I always had a hard time falling back asleep after a nightmare. It’s tough because you’re shaken by it. Going to bed with a night ligt/tv on always helped prevent it – at least my nightmares were cut down dramatically. I would even have “night terrors”. It really, really sucked. It’s made me terrified of the dark even moreso.
Post # 8
I get nightmares sometimes but I rarely, if ever, remember them upon waking. Often the only way I know I had one is because Darling Husband will tell me that I woke him up with my moaning and screaming in my sleep.
Hope you can make your’s stop though!
Post # 9
I have nightmares toot, and this might have just been a psychological fix, but, I put a dream catcher over my bed, and that helped me. ( I’m Cherokee and blackfoot 🙂 )
The idea behind it is that the dreams are filterd through the netting and the bad ones are caught and olny the good dreams are allowed though and when the sun hits it in the morning the bad dreams are dispelled.
It’s a little superstituious, but i was desprate lol
Post # 10
OH man I wish I didn’t remember them. They are so awful!
@Rouquine: I’ll have to see what I can do about a light/TV. Fiance says he can only sleep in TOTAL darkness, we have blackout curtains and everything. Haha, maybe I will be sleeping on the couch for the next few weeks to see if I can shake this…
Post # 11
@imalittlebirdie: Oh I have one hanging in my old room at my parents’ house from when I was a child!! Haha I don’t think it did much for me as I still had nightmares (nothing like this though!) Maybe I’ll bring it back home with me next time I visit them. 😉
Post # 12
My husband has this problem – he had horrible night terrors as a kid and just have never grown out of it. He says the same thing, that it sticks with him all day and its just exhausting – he has several reacurring dreams as well.
Like pitbulllover said, i’ve noticed his nightmares seem to happen if he eats late at night or eats too much before bed, but so far we havent found a cure 🙁
Post # 13
I have horrible zombie nightmares, and for the longest time I couldn’t figure out why. It turns out it happens when my SO plays zombie video games after I go to bed. I can hear them from the other room while I’m sleeping so it ends up working its way into my head. Is it possible something you’re hearing while you’re sleeping is causing it, or something you watch before bed?
ETA: Having nightmares about zombies sounds so dumb, but honestly they’re horrifying! Like wake up sweating and shaking kind of horrifying!
Post # 14
@MissBoPeep: I don’t think so! I don’t watch scary movies/shows at all because I am such a baby. I watched an episode of Mad Men before bed last night LOL.
And believe me it doesn’t sound lame. I had a dream that there was a ghost in our bedroom — think paranormal activity (or at least what i can tell of that movie from the previews, I would never go see it… I’m not that crazy!). It sounds dumb typing it out, but it was freakin’ terrifying.
Last night I dreamt that I was in this old house and the guy who owned it took me to the basement and opened this closet door. There was a human head on the shelf and it was… alive? The head kept moving back and forth and rolling its eyes. I woke up screaming. WTF is wrong with my brain???
@totheislnds: That is so awful… I am so sorry for your husband. Thankfully mine have started recently… But just having them for a few weeks has been so draining I can’t imagine dealing with them since childhood!
Post # 15
I’m a little different rather than nightmare I have dreams, like crazy vivid dreams. There was a period of about 2 months were I had a dream ever night. Doesn’t sound so bad, but with my dreams I get exhausted! there is some thought that because your mind is so active when you dream, you don’t wake up refreshed! I have no idea!
Now I only have dreams about three nights a week, last night I dreamed about Lady antebullum, poaching, my old high school, and flooding…. it was all connected, but that all my husband said when I told him.
The only fix I have found is nyquil. I will take some if I have been dreaming several nights in a row, I was advised it is not something you should take regularly, but if you desparately need some sleep you may want to try it!