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Brain and sleep



Something abnormal has been happening lately - I have started to have nightmares. I haven't had nightmares in years. I mean the kind that make your heart and breathing quicken and you awaken with a sense of dread in the middle of the night.


Could this be good or bad? It might be that my brain is using less time to heal throughout the night and now it can get back to 'regularly scheduled programming' (dreaming). I sure wish it would choose better dreams.


Last night alone I woke up twice. The first was from a former coworker (Matthew for those that care) who came back to town and I somehow found out that he had hurt someone (possibly killed) and he was after me since I knew. The second was that I was a young girl dating in the 1950's. I was dating this sweet, innocent boy (think Beaver Cleaver) and his father decided to 'have a talk' with me. He tied a chain around my thigh and wrapped it around the table so that I couldn't leave. He insisted that his son and I were having sex (we certainly were not). Then he stood up and started to unbuckle his belt "since I already had the experience". I unwrapped the chain from the table and started to run screaming.


Creative, yes - horrifying also. How do I know how much sleep my brain still needs? I know that I am cutting into sleep time as it is by waking earlier to go to work, this is making it worse.


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Wow - what dreams - you poor thing. I've had some strange dreams myself dealing with me no longer having deficits. When I wake up, reality sets in once again.


Are you by chance eating or drinking something before going to bed that could be triggering these nightmares. Suggestion: keep a log of what you're consuming then see if it correlates to the nightmares.


Wishing you pleasant dreams :cloud9:

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What awful nightmares! What an imagination you have. I can't remember which psychologist said this, but he said the person who is dreaming the dream is the only one who can interpret it. You are the storyteller and once you awake, you can interpret the dream for yourself and then finish the story.


I hope your mind goes into a different mode of dreams soon. Once, while taking a psychology course, the professor wanted us to write down our dreams as soon as we woke up. Don't you know, that was the time my mind decided to go into a morbid nighmarish time. The dreams all had to do w/ my Mother. Mostly, she was down in a dungeon and I had to get to her. These dreams were consistent and I was irked because there was no way I was going to write anything about that! Finally, my mind changed modes and I started back having pleasant dreams. Funny, I don't remember what I wrote about but I will never forget the dreams about my Mom. Take Care. LK

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