Nightmares...

@ladygam (564)
Philippines
January 27, 2007 4:13am CST
Have you ever experienced nightmares? How often does it happen to you? What do you usually dream about? I am really curious about this. Why do you think there are nightmares?
6 responses
• United States
28 Jan 07
I have a few nightmares but i cant seem to remember them when i woke up.Though i often dreams and on my dreams i know im just dreaming,how do you call this one?Its like i know im only dreaming and i forced myself to wake up.Does this happen to other people too?
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
28 Jan 07
If you catch yourself being conscious that you are dreaming, then be aware that you know you are dreaming. Our first reflex is to wake-up, but what if you didn't. How about moving forward in the state of sleep. Try it and see what happens.
@pix_trix (447)
• India
27 Jan 07
when i was a kid, i used to have one nightmare, i saw that dream many times!! it was scary, but after a few years it just faded away, i am glad i dont see that anymore! it was like in the middle of the night, i am alone in this biggg playing ground.. all alone, and someone is runing after me to kill me. i run back home and i m banging at the door but no one is opening!! lol.. it always ended here!!
@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
28 Jan 07
It seems that this is very common in children. Maybe because of an overactive imagination, I don't know.
@Tetchie (2933)
• Australia
27 Jan 07
I haven't had a nightmare for over a decade. Well it wasn't really a nightmare, it was a prophetic dream that had a good side and bad side. I took it as a warning. But there are many reasons for nightmares. It can be because of the state you were in when you went to sleep, like eating too much salami before going to bed! Being unable to let go of difficult emotional states prior to sleep. The state you are in when you fall asleep can determine the state of your sleep. The dream state is a nonphysical state of consciousness and you do actually go to alot of places during the night, we are just not conscious of it - that's another subject. I rarely remember I've dreamed but when I do they are usually in technicolor cartoon form and they have something to tell me. I usually take notice. But dreams are not always as they seem, it's not always good to take them in a literal sense even though there is allot of interpretations out there. One rule of thumb I go by is "What does it mean to you". This is important as it makes you own what happened and you can then search for it's meaning in your physical day to day life.
@ladygam (564)
• Philippines
27 Jan 07
Thank you! That was very informative.
@winky73 (1396)
• United States
27 Jan 07
Yes I've had nightmares before.The one that I would have most often was the one about the bridge in the water.In my dream I have to cross a wooden bridge...as I get halfway across the bridge starts to lower and the water is rising above it...I start to panic...and just as the water goes over my head and I start to drown....I wake up bathed in sweat.I used to have this dream all the time....not so much here lately. I think nightmares happen when you have a lot of things going on in your life taht you are afraid of or just don't know how to deal with.It's a way for your subconcious to deal with daily events.
• Canada
27 Jan 07
I haven't had nightmares since I was a little kid.
@Ravenladyj (22937)
• United States
27 Jan 07
I've probably had more nightmares in my life than good dreams really so it happens very often....What are they about? It varies as far as detail goes but they are always violent/violence related in one way or another...I think we have nightmares as a way for our subconscience to get our attention because there is something in the dream that is of great importance...