posted on Apr, 29 2009 @ 11:24 PM
Well...serious for me. Maybe not so much to some.
I couldn't think of a better place to put this. I'm sure it will be moved if need be.
Basically, my trouble is this--I have disturbing dreams pretty much every single night. I would safely say that 98% of my dreams cause me
frustration, aggravation, irritation, strife, fear, and even outbursts.
Not only does it effect me but my boyfriend has literally become a harder sleeper (we both usually sleep lightly) in the last 2 years we've been
together because of my seemingly angry outbursts at night that I, of course, have absolutely no recollection of.
I usually recall my dreams pretty well. I mean, I can't necessarily tell you the details of a dream I had a couple nights ago because I don't make
a point to remember them a couple of hours after waking. But I can tell you with certainty that they are disturbing.
I understand that dreams are usually the mind acting out daily emotions, actions, and experiences, but I really don't want to have these disturbing
I don't want it to be that when I wake up, my residual emotions cause me to be cranky in the morning. I don't want to wake in the morning only to
find out that I sat straight up in bed, called my boyfriend a place-where-the-sun-don't-shine-hole (you know what I mean), only to lay back down and
sleep like a baby. Although I really don't sleep like a baby. From what I hear, the rest of the night is a combination of whimpers, sighs, cries,
I've heard all my life that I've slept like this. But before I didn't really think about it. It didn't effect my daily life. So I didn't
But now, I don't get a good nights sleep at all, and neither does my boyfriend. I don't want to wake up anymore feeling ticked off over a dream
that wasn't real.
I know everyone has bad dreams now and again. That is something I can deal with. But when it starts to effect my daily mood and even my boyfriends
mood, I feel that I need to do something about it.
Does anyone have any ideas???
I'll give some very brief recurring dream plots...
Alien invasions (3 in the last 6 months) this is not in anyway a legitimate fear I have
Extreme frustration with my sister and/or mom
Stuck in slow-mo dreams
Can't control a car dreams
At one point I had several being chased dreams
Many dreams seem so INCREDIBLY real it's hard to wake up to the realization it was only a dream
I can't remember them all, those are just the ones that stick out...
In the last 6 months I have had dreams occurences I've NEVER had before...
Lucid dreaming (interestingly enough, this only occured when I wasn't trying to do so) and also dreams where I was so scared or frustrated that I
ORDERED myself to wake up by repeating "wake up" over and over and over again to the point where I either actually woke up finally and once I only
woke up to find myself in another dream.
It's not exactly ruining my life but I would definitely adore some advice, ideas, answers.
Thanks so much (ahead of time).