Do you have nightmares? What do you think they mean?

United States
September 28, 2007 1:55pm CST
Ever wake up in the middle of the night from a bad dream? Yeah... me too! What do you think these dreams mean if anything at all?
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• Hong Kong
29 Sep 07
I do very occasionally but not too often. I usually have them when I am under too much stress and the stress kind of get into the dream. Like one time I remember I was in a taxi and it was jumping off the bridge and getting itself into the water, I woke up sweating. But I am not too worried about it, because in our sayings, we say that the dream and the reality is always the opposite!
• United States
1 Oct 07
Some dreams can seem so real, that's the scary part. I've never heard of that saying of them being the opposite but I hope it's true.
@terrych (1227)
• United States
29 Sep 07
Yeah, sometimes I have nightmares, but I usually I just realize it next morning... try to remember and see if it is related with my life... most of the time I do not find a realtionship between them... But I am always curios about it!
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28 Sep 07
if i have a bad dream it's often the same one- I'm in a house, supposedly mine but nothing like it. I'm trying to hide from someone who wants to harm me. i go into a bedroom and in this room I find a secret door that leads to another room that I've never come across before and can't possibly really be there, I hide in there anyway, and this is where i wake up, scared, chest tight. It feels like a real threat. I haven't a clue what it means, except maybe it's as simple as i want more space.
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@casablynn (150)
• United States
28 Sep 07
I have bad dreams and nightmares often. I think they come from anxiety and unresolved issues in my awake life.
• India
28 Sep 07
i am blessed. i get such a deep sleep that even if i get a dream i don't remember
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• United States
28 Sep 07
I think bad dreams are part of your subconscience. I think they stem from our insecurities. I do think that some of it could just be for our own sick entertainment.
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@applsofgld (2506)
• United States
30 Sep 07
I am not sure what they mean,but yes I have them quite regularly. My hubby will just try to wake me and tell me it's ok, or he'll say, you're having a bad dream. I think stress can contribute to it, I have dreams about my loved ones, or about things from my past, people I have known from a long time ago. Funny how it goes away, usually, in the morning. However, I have had dreams that would really stay with me all day and bug me.
• United States
1 Oct 07
I'm the same way, they're usually about loved ones or things from my past or people from my past and most of the times I forget but then there are those that really stick with me. Lately those are the kind I have on a daily basis, for weeks now. The only thing I can really think of is that it all started the night of the anniversary of 9/11 and they are the same type of dreams as I had then.