Scary dreams!

@hdc4free (264)
United States
June 26, 2011 12:44pm CST
I woke up this morning from a terrible nightmare, some scary monsters were chasing me, I was driving the car trying to escape, of course the gas light goes on and I couldn't find any safe place to stop, they started surrounding my car... YIKES!! I was lucky that my husband woke me up at that point or I don't know what would have happened to me! I haven't had many nightmares in awhile but that was a scary one, I had to get up and find my cats and give them a cuddle and I never did get back to sleep! I know nightmares can come about from stress but I had such a relaxing weekend so far I was surprised! Do you get nightmares? What do you think causes them? And how in the world do you manage to get back to sleep after??? LOL
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10 responses
26 Jun 11
I very rarely have actual nightmares, though I have unpleasant dreams. I recall waking up once at University, in the middle of the night, completely convinced there was a black dragon in my room. I couldn't get to sleep for a while after that one, even though I don't remember the actual nightmare. The worst ones I've had recently have been very strange and hard to describe. Both times, I've not been able to get back to sleep so I just lie there until I'm fully awake (and therefore know that they were just nightmares)... then turn over and go back to sleep once I feel safe again! I also remember one which most people would consider a nightmare - one of the aliens from the Alien film franchise was trying to get into my room at University, to escape from the Marines chasing it. I helped it hide, which was strange.
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@hdc4free (264)
• United States
27 Jun 11
You are lucky you don't have a lot of nightmares but that dragon thing sounds pretty scary!! It's the worst when you wake up and it feels like the dream is still somehow going...
• India
26 Jun 11
Frankly speaking i like such a nightmares! Now a days i watch such dreams very rarely, i want to see long dreams a lot, but unfortunately i haven't seen such dream from long time. I hope today i'll get someone.
@Masihi (4409)
• Canada
26 Jun 11
How can you like nightmares? They're so terrifying!
• China
27 Jun 11
I think he just like interesting dreams. I like them too.
• India
27 Jun 11
After all they are dreams, thats why i like to see them. And i also like to see horror films. . .@dalilahz aren't nightmares interesting?
• India
27 Jun 11
i don't know if you believe in omens and all but, i think its a symbol or something like that. from what i could understand , you r in deep stress or the company you are in, things form your day to day life are( or will) chasing you. you aren't able to keep up with your work. dreams specially nightmares sometimes do indicate your present or rarely your future. on the contrary to this in a dream or nightmare the world is in your control so your wish will come true in your dreamland so don't worry about such dreams.
@hdc4free (264)
• United States
27 Jun 11
I don't believe in omens but I do think that dreams often mean something, that they have something to do with what's been on your mind or worrying you. Anyway it must mean something because I had another bad dream last night!! :(
@SIMPLYD (88354)
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
I sued to have nightmares too. It is also my husband who always would wake me up and comfort me. But not anymore, since my father's alternative doctor taught us on how to avoid nightmares. He told us that before we lie down to sleep, we should drink at least one tall glass of water. I forgot his explanation about this, but since we are doing it, we never have nightmares anymore.
@hdc4free (264)
• United States
27 Jun 11
Hmmm I don't know about that, I always have a big glass of water before bed. Maybe you wake up to pee when you start to get scared in a dream? LOL
• Malaysia
27 Jun 11
nightmares are greats, is like episode for my own dramas ahaha
@louievill (21339)
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
In my country, old folks say you get nightmares because you slept with a full stomach, I do not know how true this is or if there is a scientific basis.
@ftg246 (18)
• Australia
27 Jun 11
Scary dream are always fun for me
• Philippines
27 Jun 11
What did you do before you went to sleep? Have you watched some scary movies a few days ago? Did you go to sleep with a full stomach? Well these are some of the reasons why people have nightmares. I've tried having nightmares before, but I never had a hard time getting back to sleep again. I just change my position like from right side-lying, I'll go supine, back or left side-lying then after a few minutes I'm asleep. If this does not work for you, have you tried drinking warm milk? usually warm milk makes someone feel sleepy.
@Masihi (4409)
• Canada
26 Jun 11
I've had a few dreams where I get sleep paralysis at the same time, but they're very rare. To me, they're the most scariest because I can't move in my dream well, it's like my feet and arms and whole body is like lead. Sometimes I'd have trouble running away from someone, or crossing the street when there's cars coming, my whole body would collapse on the ground and I'm desperately trying to get up to move out of the way but can't. Eeks. Usually I wake up before anything bad happens, but then that's when I'm still in sleep paralysis, that I can't physically move my body immediately upon waking up. I shudder now even as I'm typing this :-(
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
26 Jun 11
Oh yeah , one can get very strange and scary dreams like that some times. There may be different causes for that. It can be caused by the things you were thinking about just before falling asleep. If you wre thinking about travelling, you would be dreaming about travelling and things you could see on the trip. If you were thinking about a tiger, oh , then, a tiger will show up in your dream ! Ha ha ! That would be pretty scary , right ?