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I need some help here, having messed up dreams.

posted by Leplaya on - last edited - Viewed by 984 users

Hey guys, normally I don’t tend to ask help on the forums but today is an exception because there are two things that have been bothering the hell out of me for a long time. Ive tried ignoring them, but they have reached a point where I have decided to turn to not only for help from my online friends, but also to the community. I’ll sort it out.


For the past couple of days now, I haven’t been sleeping well. I have been having some pretty messed up nightmares lately. If anyone asks, this has been going for on about 2-4 weeks from now. I have no idea why I am having some of the craziest dreams. Most of them have been pretty messed up. More messed up than anything crazy from Japan, these dreams I am having are on the borderlines from nightmare fuel to high octane nightmare fuel. What the hell can I do to not have anymore messed up dreams? Its driving me crazy and im not even getting much sleep at night.

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  • Well the first answer is possible demon affliction. May want to consult an exorcist.

    Second of all, assess your bedtime scenario. Are you getting to bed before midnight? Are you sleeping with all light sources off? Are you reducing stress and allowing a calm environment before you head to sleep? Remember, light sources should progressively be turned off over a few hours time leading to bedtime, otherwise your body's circadian rhythm is caught in a juxtaposition of day and night sleeping. Don't consume caffeine and don't eat three hours before bedtime.

  • ^ To answer your questions. I have been getting to bed around 9-10 pm. I usually have myself a glass of cold chocolate milk before I brush my teeth and call it a night. All the lights are off and I usually do about 10 minutes of breathing mediation before I head to sleep. Does that answer your questions dude?

  • So you are not playing Weena Morloch while you sleep. That rules out the reason I have nightmares then.

  • Has something stressful or traumatic happened to you recently?

  • Have you been taking any type of medication? I don't mean to pry, but I've heard certain types of antidepressants or other medication could cause nightmares. (Disclaimer: I am not a doctor, please consult your local physician for details.)

  • I am not playing any messed up video games before I go to sleep. Nor do I watch horror movies before sleeping either.

    As for stressful encounters, here are a few. There is this one stalker who wont stop calling and txting the hell out of me. Most of the things that my parents do makes me question why the hell I am their son since most of the acts they do annoy the hell out of me. One of which is that my mother asks my father to do an average chore(like empty the strainer) and he asks me to empty the strainer. When clearly his damned wife asked him to do it, lazy bastard. I have to tolerate whenever the hell my nephew and niece come over because thats when the few times when my parents go from smart to stupid whenever they are babysitting the litter of brats that my dickheaded brother and his hippied wife produced.

    Also, I got dumped by my girlfriend who I later found out she was dating a guy who was trying to get himself into the porn industry. How traumatizing is that for you?

  • @Leplaya said: ^ To answer your questions. I have been getting to bed around 9-10 pm. I usually have myself a glass of cold chocolate milk before I brush my teeth and call it a night. All the lights are off and I usually do about 10 minutes of breathing mediation before I head to sleep. Does that answer your questions dude?

    If you drink alot of sugar before going to sleep it has been approved by research it helps fuel your brain to get into the phase of REM.

    Also as a psychologist it would help for you to remember that it is you who can control dream and not dreams control you. You can create a step by step plan on ways of reminding you in your sleep that you are in fact dreaming. If you feel this is a problem that has been disrupting you and affecting you in your daily life activities, you should consider going to a therapist. Or you can choose a better option on going on a sleep clinic and try to have yourself checked out.

    REM has been linked with helping memory.

  • NOW GET IN THERE AND KICK THAT DREAMS ASS!! XD

    Seriously, I get bad dreams sometimes. I try to turn them into silly dreams. Make them ridiculous. Sometimes it works.

    The only dreams I am completely helpless against are dramatic dreams (that make me sob in my sleep), and ... *ahem* "raunchy" dreams. (They both tend to hit me with an unassuming Roleplay, and I drop my guard, then BAM! They take control!)

    (I'm just glad I don't really dream all that much! XD)

  • From your tone, you sound angry. You may want to analyze that as a component behind your dreams and consider a healthier emotional response to your surroundings. That may in turn lead to better dreams.

  • You'll be fine, OP. Things could be far worse, especially in regards to your ex. Cherish the time you had together, but don't let it traumatize you. Just think of it a a new phase in your life.

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