Please help,i keep having really bad night mares.I sometimes wake up from a dream where ive often been screaming,crying and throwing myself around with a headache!I dont know what to do to stop these dreams ,they get me thinking about stuff i wouldnt have if i had not had the dream and they play on my mind for a big part of the day as they are always to vivid,i cannot forget them easily.
They usually involve.......
a relative,or my boyfriend (which i dreamt the other night) or a friend dying
or my boyfriend leaving me in some horrible way
there usually full of confrontation and its getting more and more regular that they involve my ex best friend who i was friends with for 12 years then we had a massive falling out about 2 years ago and havent spoke since.
why is she always in my dreams its so annoying!
and last night i dreamt i had a child with aids to my boyfriend and he diddnt want to know about either of us.
what can i do i cant take much more of these dreams,i know that sounds silly but like i say i often wake up with bad headaches,my mind works over time and i am always in a damp patch from where ive been crying lol.
Dreams are just dreams after all, but if you're concerned about this then I feel that you should visit a therapist or even a sleep specialist as you could have some kind of sleeping disorder. I hope all goes well.
Last edited by helz16; 08-10-2007 at 04:55 AM.
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What is going on in your life at the moment? Are you in an uncertain situation? eg job problems, moving house?? Our life is reflected in dreams, and if you thought deeply about it, you may be able to relate some of your dream images to feelings that you are having. People dying or leaving in dreams may point up an abandonment fear that you had as a child and something is triggering now..the rejection of the baby by your BF may indicate that you are not feeling properly loved and accepted by him for some reason. Think about it, those are just common reasons for the TYPES of dreams you are having, nothing more specific. Sera
This has been happening as far back as I can remember and there are no particularly tough situations im going through atm.I dont feel that my bf doesnt show me enough or anything like that,our relationship is perfectly fine infact.Thats why im at such a loose end,i cant seem to relate my dreams to anything that has happened in my life.
Also,is it strange to remember dreams from your early childhood?I am now 17
As someone who has been diagnosed with and treated sucessfully for a sleeping disorder, I would have to say that based on the reading I have done in the past three years that this does not sound normal.
You might want to check out the sleep disorders boards as some of the people therehave a broad variety of experiences with these symptoms...but I would also encourage you to speak with your doctor, and to seek the advice of a board certified sleep specialist.
WHen I am under a ton of stress, I will sometimes have nightmares (not that often though). I am always under stress, so the two may not be related at all.
I used to have to "daydream" when I was in bed at night about to fall asleep.
My "dream/fantasy/whatever you want to call it" was winning the lottery. What would I do with all of that money? Who would I help, what groups I would donate to, and even how I would tell my family and friends.
Believe it or not, it would actually help me get to sleep and it seemed to give me good dreams.
Good luck to you. I know it does not seem like it, but you are getting good sleep when you dream.
Definetely for me when im under a lot of stress i dream a lot more.
Or if i do something unusual like out of routine in a day, i sometimes find myself dreaming about that day, all mixed up though and weird !! its weird how the sub concious works. You need to maybe relax more, do some yoga, or just before bedtime do some chilling exercises. Also it might sound like an old wives tale, but cheese, and coffee are bad before bed, and going to sleep on a full stomach wont help either. Logically if you think about it, your brain is going 100 miles an hour to digest a load of food, so its bound to be active. Just my take