Re: I think my OCD is coming back. What do I do?
Gwenneth.........I completely understand the feeling of "wasting time" while you are sleeping. I've always said that I would love to NEVER have to sleep!!!
I rarely have what I would call nightmares. But, I do have some dreams that are disturbing. After my mom died, I kept dreaming about her being in the casket, and only I knew she was alive ---- which I DO know was her way of telling me she IS still alive. But, in the dreams, I kept trying to make people realize that she wasn't dead. So, I had to program myself, that if I started dreaming about my mom this way, that I would wake up. I think lucid dreaming is so kewl !!!!!
Do you ever dream about movies or tv show characters.........like, a lot of time after I have watched a few of my Star Trek tapes, I will dream that I am a crew member on the Enterprise. That is just one instance. I have done that a lot, all of my life. I was just mentioning this, because, I thought my first time that I had a lucid dream was really kewl, and that is how I discovered lucid dreaming. I rarely watch horror movies, but I think it was Friday the 13th..........is that the one where the kids can't go to sleep, or Freddy will get them????? I watched it, because someone had told me that it was about sleeping and dreams. Anyway, one of the kids went to sleep and kept
telling herself to wake up (in her dream or Freddy nightmare). That night is when I dreamed that Freddy was after me, and I told myself to wake up, and I did. I thought it was sooooo far out!!!!!!!!! That's how it started happening to me. I certainly wouldn't suggest that you watch a horror movie.........ahhh...I think that was Nightmare on Elm Street, not the other one.....since you already have nightmares, but that is just what happened for me.
Let me know how you are doing!!!!! Think good thoughts!!!!!!