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bad dreams, sleep talking, nightmares

ghost on ice

ghost on ice

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It feels like nearly every facet of my life is oozing with fear, and that likes to also trickle into my unconscious thought. I have a bad dream every single night. I am never able to lucid dream and control the dream fully, rather I'm able to walk about and talk and interact with my dream worlds. My worst case scenario thinking is the same in my dreams as it is in real life, and anything in my dream that I worry will happen will then proceed to be fulfilled in the dream world. Most commonly, my dreams include hazardous theme parks (including exploitation of my fear of animatronics), aquariums full of dead and rotting animals, natural disasters in my home, getting lost and sometimes being attacked by strangers, and most of all, being in a high pressure situation where I'm required to work with other people, but they won't listen to me and refuse to cooperate.

As a result of me struggling to interact with my dream world and not fully realizing I'm in a dream, I have been told by anyone who has heard me sleep that I often talk, scream, and cry in my sleep. None of this makes me afraid to sleep, because I'm more or less used to it and am only somewhat unsettled once I wake up, and the comfort of sleep outweighs the unpleasantness. I'm just worried that this does and will impair my ability to live with other people, and I would rather not have to put up with this night fright if there is a way to stop it.

I really don't see how there could be a way to stop these bad dreams from happening, but maybe there could be a few tips or tricks to this that I don't know about? Do you get anxious dreams?
 
Foxjo

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Hi
i used to suffer terrible with nightmares, sleep walking, talking, night terrors.
I asked my gp to refer me to a sleep clinic (but im in the UK). They discovered i had sleep apnoea which meant i was waking myself up during the night by holding my breath. this meant that i was more likely to sleep walk/talk/ have nightmares.
Since i am getting treatment for the sleep apnoea i have reduced the amount of nightmares and havent slept walked or talked since.
and i am feeling emotionally a lot better from a better quality of sleep.
Just a thought?
Fox
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Boris

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It feels like nearly every facet of my life is oozing with fear, and that likes to also trickle into my unconscious thought.
I really don't see how there could be a way to stop these bad dreams from happening, but maybe there could be a few tips or tricks to this that I don't know about?
Sometimes it's just better to face your fears... the same applies to your dreams... why not meet them head on, purposely start dreaming about the very nightmare you had last, but own it, control it... when you are able to do this in a semi-conscious state, you will train your mind to do the same in your unconscious state. It may take several attempts to get a grip on the situation, but in your semi-conscious state, you are always able to open your eyes, regain your composure, and when you are ready start again... Worth a try?
 
ghost on ice

ghost on ice

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Hi
i used to suffer terrible with nightmares, sleep walking, talking, night terrors.
I asked my gp to refer me to a sleep clinic (but im in the UK). They discovered i had sleep apnoea which meant i was waking myself up during the night by holding my breath. this meant that i was more likely to sleep walk/talk/ have nightmares.
Since i am getting treatment for the sleep apnoea i have reduced the amount of nightmares and havent slept walked or talked since.
and i am feeling emotionally a lot better from a better quality of sleep.
Just a thought?
Fox
x
I have to wear two dental retainers in my mouth at night, and my allergies usually block my nose, so it can sometimes be hard to find a sleeping position that doesn't block my airways. So this is something to think about.
 
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