posted on Dec, 19 2014 @ 05:27 PM
a reply to: Shepard64
You may as well have pulled a page from my own diary.
I started having nightmares every single night, all night long from when I was 17 until around 24 yrs old. No exaggeration... every single night for
7 years. I would wake up screaming - if I woke up on my own, otherwise someone else had to wake me up to get me out of it. Never the same nightmare,
but always the same theme. Someone trying to kill me or the people I loved. And I knew in my heart, I would be dead by 26.
I tried absolutely everything I could to make them go away. Changes in diet, exercise, jobs... I even worked a graveyard shift just to not sleep at
night and only sleep during the day. I lost 80 lbs in 7 months, hoping it was my weight. Nothing helped and nothing worked. I changed absolutely
everything... and then I divorced my husband. And they disappeared. I had been dating my ex from when I was 15 until we got married at 21, and
divorced at 24. He's a good man, not abusive or anything like that... and truth be told, I do actually regret divorcing him, but that is a different
topic. The point is, he wasn't doing anything to cause the nightmares, and yet my subconscious knew something I didn't, and terrorized me until I
They come back now, whenever I have relationship issues... even ones that I'm not consciously aware of. For example, I started randomly having
nightmares again when I was 28, and because of their ties to my previous marriage, I started looking at my relationship closer... and found out my
boyfriend was cheating on me.
With all that said - I'm not saying your nightmares are relationship related... however... they might be tied to something in your life you need to
change. I thought I had changed everything, until I changed the one thing I didn't think had anything to do with them.
Best of luck. They take a massive toll on you physically and psychologically. And in my case specifically, they messed with my relationship. I did
find that listening to sleep CDs that help push you through the cycles of sleep helped keep them toned down to just bad dreams vs night terrors.