how to avoid bad dream every night?help please
November 2, 2010 8:00am CST
i have to admit i'm afraid to sleep. because i always had a bad dream every night. sometimes i dreamt that i met ghosts. sometimes i dreamt that somebody want to kill me and i keep hiding and run. sometimes i dreamt that my boyfriend cheating on me. and so many other bad dreams that i had experienced. i always pray before i go to sleep. and i try to relax. but still bad dream haunted me every day. do you have any ritual or any info so i will not experience bad dream anymore?thank you
2 Nov 10
A good way to tame the terror of your dreaming is to find ways to be in control."dream catchers" bad dream were said to be caught on the net as they passed through it, psychologically, a dream catcher provides an opportunity for you to focus your internal cerebral state on an external object. during a bad dream, a good way of defusing its power is to recognize that you are dreaming, and that you are in no danger. lucid dreaming is the conscious awareness that you are dreaming, with some skilled lucid dreamers gaining the ability to directly control your dreams
2 Nov 10
do you know how to be dream catcher or lucid dreamers? i have days when i realized that i was just a dream but i cant do anything. for the examples, once i dreamt that someone want to kill me. i try to run, but i cant run, it feels like i'm running with all my power, but i only run but not moving (run but stay at the same place), and when that person caught me and want to kill me, i said to myself " hey it is only dream.please wake up.wake up. i want to wake up.i dont want to dream." but i cant wake up. so many times i find way to wake up in my dreams but i cant wake up. isnt it strange? and i found my self feel tired in the morning when i dreamt of running that night. even sometimes if i dreamt that my boy cheating on me, and i realized that it is only dreamt, i want to slap him and punch him in my dream, but still i cant do it in my dream :(
2 Nov 10
Although I have no idea of what is having nightmares for a whole year, I still think that is cool. I had very bad dreams when I was in junior high school. I once dreamt that I was doing free running and a bull was after me. I tried my best but I ran with heavy steps and became slower and slower. For one moment or two, I swear that I could feel the bull's horn was right against my back. Then I woke up. You know it is obsurd to me. In real life I have never done free running before. How come I have a dream like that. Still I thought it was alsome, for I could jump, slide and even fly in the dream and the bull was not a match to me at first. It just turned bad when I realized that I could fly over a river. It is impossible I said that to myself in my dream. Then just like you did, I knew that I was in a dream and I knew couldn't do that and suddenly it is like something invisible seized me and I couldn't move a inch till the bull got me. Maybe next time when you have the same bad dreams, you should trust yourself that you can do whatever you want and do that in the dream. It could be useful for you to overcome these bad dreams.
2 Nov 10
wow,i think your dreams are pretty cool. well, it is better to dream about bull,compared to dreaming about ghost and killer with knife :( so, you can do everything better but when you realized that it was only dream, then everything turn out to be slower and you cant do anything? it means we have to take control when we are dreaming. i really want to try it. it will be great if i jump on the river and then flying because i know that it is dream. really hope can control my dream my friend :) if you have any experience about your dreams again, please tell me.
2 Nov 10
Thats tough. It sucks having bad dreams each night, you must be exhausted. I find when I am having bad deams its because I'm stressed about something. I find reading right before bed helps me as it puts my mind in a different frame (No horrors though!).
2 Nov 10
so try to reading before sleep? i will try it tonight. i think i'm gonna read my smurf (isnt it funny, i am 24 years old but sometimes still read comic like smurf LOL). i hoe i can have a beautiful dream. maybe dreaming i am a rich girl or superstar. or dreaming to travel around the world LOL :) thank you for the suggestion. will try it later.and will give the news tomorrow.
4 Nov 10
hmmm...I know prayer always works! But try avoiding watching horror movies or any media that brings bad images to your mind. I'm not sure about this but a place where you sleep could also be a factor. Is this the same experience wherever you sleep? Reading Bible passages (ex: Psalm 91).
4 Nov 10
i dont like to watch horror or killer movie. i always avoid thing like that. i found out that when i sleep at my sister's room, it is more scary. i dreamt that all the people in the same motel with me are being killed by thiefs. and they want to kill me too.