A Terrible Nightmare

@toniganzon (53392)
Philippines
April 28, 2012 1:33am CST
How do you deal with a nightmare that keeps coming back? One that has bad images too scary you don't ever want to close your eyes again. How can you sleep when each time you do images of death flashes right before you? If a love one is suffering from this, how can you help him or her calm down?
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7 responses
30 Apr 12
I don't think you can do anything about your nightmares.. I don't think we have any control over our dreams. Some are our subconcious.. things we want or desire, either openly or privately, come to life in our dreams. Some are what we really want and maybe didn't even realise. But then.. some are just complete crap, and are utterly random! lol!
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
1 May 12
Yeah or it could be due to some bad experiences we had in the past that we just couldn't get over with.
2 May 12
exactly. but although they say that dreams carry messages, often the message they carry doesn't actually have anything to do with the dream. for example, if you dream that your partner is cheating on you, often that doesn't actually mean that they are cheating on you, or that they may in the future, often it has another meaning. like for example, you are insecure and are scared you aren't enough for them.. so the dream is about your feelings, not what might happen. or say.. if your partner has a dream he's still with his ex, and hasn't met you yet, or isn't with you but you are there as well.. that won't mean he wants to be with his ex, it probably has another meaning.. like he's scared of loosing you etc. know what i mean?
@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
4 May 12
Yeah, dreams are like puzzles we need to decipher.
@Rick1950 (1577)
• Lima, Peru
29 Apr 12
I think everybody has had a nightmare sometimes. It is said that this could happen when you eat too much before you asleep. Then it is good to do exercises, a while before you go to sleep, which can relax your body, so that you can rest well. Stretching or walking are good exercises which can help you to relax.
@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
1 May 12
What if the nightmare is not about that? I mean he sleeps hours after meal and i'm sure the food has digested well already.
@Rick1950 (1577)
• Lima, Peru
2 May 12
It is tough for me to answer. Maybe nightmares could be related with events that we experience during the day.
@CTHanum (8254)
• Malaysia
30 Apr 12
I never had such dream before and I am glad I don't have to suffer from it. It is scary to even close the eyes if one always get such terrible nightmare. Each time I get to sleep I will make sure I don't think and recall any bad and negative thought to avoid having a nightmare. Is it you who have that terrible nightmare?
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
1 May 12
No my friend, it's not me but another good friend of mine.
@GemmaR (8526)
28 Apr 12
If you're having the same dream over and over again, then I think you should really take a minute to think about what that dream might really mean to you. For example, a while ago, I kept having a dream that my friends had gone and I had no way to talk to them. From that, I realised that I was worried about leaving University incase I never got to see them again. Because I worked out what I was worried about, I then stopped having the dreams because I think that I had gained the information that I need from that dream so I wasn't too worried about having it again now that I knew what it meant for me.
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
1 May 12
Thank you this might be helpful but it's not just an ordinary dream it's a horrible nightmare.
@averygirl72 (16617)
• Philippines
28 Apr 12
Actually I never encountered this problem myself or with other people I know. Sometimes nightmares happens once in a while and never comes back. Though it is really possible to happen. Maybe you can trace the real cause of the nightmare. Try to see if it is psychological or spiritual in nature or other else.
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@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
28 Apr 12
I think it has something to do with the psychological aspect. He witnessed something dreadful and from then on he couldn't seem to sleep well and started having nightmares over and over again.
28 Apr 12
Hello toniganzon. Let me just ask, do you watch horror or suspense movies too much? If yes, it seems like the thoughts of the movie is still inside you. I recommend lessening watching those kinds of films. Yet, I you are not a movie watcher, I think the two best tips that I can give you are to meditate and pray before sleeping. Meditating will calm your mind before you sleep, erase some type of discomfort or stress your mind had for that day. Meanwhile, praying enhances your spirituality and inner peace. Have a goodnight sleep my friend.
@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
28 Apr 12
Hi. Thanks for this advice will surely do relay this to the person suffering from such. Not me.
@asliah (11148)
• Philippines
7 Oct 12
hi, i am so thankful because until now i still dont have any nightmare in my dreams that i have dream,because if that will happen to me i could be afraid to sleep because i dont want to dream that nightmare i had before.thats why every night before i go to sleep i always pray to avoid nightmares.
@toniganzon (53392)
• Philippines
16 Oct 12
It's good that you don't have nightmares. I do pray before going to sleep but subconsciously, i still have nightmares. I've always been a dreamer since a kid and I couldn't avoid not having nightmares.