Nightime dreaming

By Amy
Abernathy, Texas
December 13, 2007 1:07am CST
Some of us hate going to sleep at night, we think we'll miss something, or there is more to do. Some love it, laying down on our soft beds, drawing up our covers, finding a comfortable position. What I'd like to know and discuss here is what you think about before you go to sleep. Do you plan the next day, making lists in your head? Maybe you go over the day you just finished - or you think about what you said or didn't say or want to say to your crush? I usually tell myself a story or plan how I want to decorate my house or garden. How I want the house I buid one day to look like, be like. Tell me what you're thinking - before you fall asleep at night? What images run through head, what daydreams do you have?
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10 responses
• United States
17 Dec 07
Hey Art! If I lied in bed at night and thought about thing's, I would never get to sleep! I try to listen to the TV and just lie there with my eye's closed til I fall asleep. Lately that has not been taking me too long to accomplish, been so tired at night that I'm asleep before I think I have a chance to listen to the TV and relax! If my mind does get to working over time while I'm tring to go to sleep, it's thought's about the next day, what need's to be done this week, what call's I need to make this and that. It's a mad house at times, and take's everything I have to NOT think of those thing's because they stress me out. I might have to try your tactic of thinking of nice thing's and not worry some thing's! Bay Lay Gray xx
• Abernathy, Texas
31 Dec 07
Good idea! And the nice - but frustrating thing is that, I generally fall asleep not too far into my story/daydream. I've tried listening to the tv as I'm trying to sleep - butt gets me curious so I just want to tune into what's going on on the show! Loving the new avatar.
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• Abernathy, Texas
8 Jan 08
Well I hope your job is a positive one - besides getting you tired you're asleep before you even hit the pillow. I realized tonight I miss mylot - so much easier to answer individual responses! It would help if in other places we could use the quote button!
• United States
31 Dec 07
Thanks, I thought it was getting ready to be a new year, why not start it out with a new avatar. Keep's people guessing lol Since I started working again, I have not had any problems falling asleep at night. I pretty much fall asleep in less than 10 mins, no time to think about anything! lol Even good things! Bay xx
@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
14 Dec 07
One way I found to avoid needless worrying or thinking about what to do for the next day is to write down my plans that I hope to accomplish the next day hours and hours before I go to bed. I have a daily planner type book where I always write out my plans for the next day. At the end of the day I make a note of what I've actually accomplished if there was something I didn't get to, then I carry it over for the next day's plan. By writing an actual list of what I want to do for the next day, I avoid that tossing and turning of, gee, I need to do this or that. The only thing then I do before going to bed is to snuggle in, forget the day, and read a book for awhile until I get sleepy..then it's nighty night..LOL I pretty much fall asleep almost right away then--no worries!
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Dec 07
List making doesn't constitute daydreaming pye! Daydreaming is creating a book in our heads - a story! So what are you reading now?
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@pyewacket (43958)
• United States
15 Dec 07
Mmmm...well I kind of daydream or create a book or at least a story all the time..LOL. I have written a number of short stories and have three novels in the works...does that count? Hehee I've had a few weird experiences too. Say I'm writing a story, and I'm stuck, just don't know where to take the story. Well, on occasion, I must dream about the story, cause bingo, wide awake, grab for the notebook I have nearby and write down what "brilliant" idea I have, then go back to sleep. Later, when I wake up, I re-read what I've written and it's so on the money of what I wanted for my story I don't have to change a thing. As for what I'm reading..I go back and forth to a few things, I re-reading the Harry Potter series, reading the Eldest (second in the Eragon series), plus read a lot of Law of Attraction type books
• Abernathy, Texas
15 Dec 07
Totaly counts! I have written about seven short stories - all from dreams. Haven't written one of my daydreams - I think because they would be longer novels and I don't have the stamina for that.
@Sissygrl (10912)
• Canada
8 Jan 08
A lot of the time i am so exhausted when i finally lay down at night time that i am not awake too long after my head hits the pillow. But speaking of dreams, I am pregnant, and i dont know if you are aware that some pregnant ladies have some pretty weird dreams or not, but i amone of thoseladies, And sometimes i wake up inthemiddle of the night and i can't get back to sleep because all i can think about was how wEird and odd the dream was ;)
• Abernathy, Texas
8 Jan 08
I went through the same thing when I was pregnant. I actually kind of liked it. It made sleeping even more interesting. Enjoy sleeping while you can! Being a new mom is like being a new intern at a hospital - long shifts and little sleep!
@moneyandgc (3428)
• United States
14 Dec 07
I have terrible night anxiety, I don't usually fall asleep until around 4:30 am because I am up all night thinking of all the horrible things that could happen to my family. My little brother just deployed to Iraq, so I spend half of that time begging that he come home safely. My doctor put me on anti-anxiety meds yesterday morning. So far so good. I actually slept last night! I can't remember the last time I fell asleep so easily! And I woke up refreshed. Hopefully at some point in my life I will be able to control the anxious thoughts and only think good things before bed.
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Dec 07
I'm so sorry things are this way for you. I hope that things work out well for your brother and that he is home soon. How brave. Are you coming to Kirkland Airforce Base? We just moved off base to a small community right outside of Albuquerque. Our landlords are super nice and rent out a lot of houses here. Some they sold - so in a sense they have been able to pick and choose their neighbors. We have a large shared garden which is nice. Kirkland is nice safety wise but its expensive. You'll love it if you move here - the houses are huge - three bedrooms/baths. They're brand new - there are actually even newer ones opening up with courtyards. This bas is huge there are even nukes in the mountains on base. Everything you need is right there - two gyms, two pools, a mall, a bowling alley, restaraunts, food court, commissary, BX, thrift shop, library, fire house etc. Here's wishing you good thoughts.
• United States
14 Dec 07
Thanks. :) We were just there in October visiting my husbands family. He is reenlisting the 19th, but it doesn't look like they are going to let him leave McGuire anytime soon unfortunately.
• Abernathy, Texas
8 Jan 08
Oh well. Good luck at Mcquire though!
@juan81 (2)
• Andorra
29 Dec 07
I'm really interested in dreaming, since I read Castaneda I try to get control over my dreams.... a simple possibility to train yourself is to try watching your hands in dream. Try it out!!! Mind creates reality!
• Abernathy, Texas
31 Dec 07
I enjoy lucid dreaming myself - being aware and asking questions. I enjoy Carlos Castenada myself. Say, you wouldn't want to actually participate in my discussion would you? All you need to do is read my original thread and answer the question. This discussion isn't about dreaming while you're asleep, although I could understad the confusion if you only read the title and go from there to reply. I look forward to your participation.
• Abernathy, Texas
8 Jan 08
So um hello did you want to actually answer my discussion besides my title - I'm sure you have something of merit to contribute?
• India
30 Dec 07
before i go to sleep ,i definiteltly think of next day,what i have to do,what i will do,try to make plans to make it a happy day,after that i try to relax and go to sleep
• Abernathy, Texas
31 Dec 07
I love that suhailboy, "...try to make plan to make it a happy day..."! I love such positive thinking!
@academic2 (7000)
• Uganda
14 Dec 07
Before I go to sleep I look back on the activities of the day and see what was accomplished-I also pry into the activities of the next day through a flash mental move-I dont write my thoughts down, then i prioritize what should be done the next day before going into a deep sleep. I have very scarse sweet dreams these days, not even bad ones, so I sleep like a baby till I hear the roosters crow!
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Dec 07
You sound so organized! Don't worry you are dreaming although you don't remember. Dreams allow the brain to recharge its chemicals and leads to boosted memory, concentration etc. Some believe they help us process the memories and skills learned the day before. So rest assured, you're having sweet dreams even if you don't remember them!
@nissmon (40)
• India
14 Dec 07
one of my likely things in my life is sleeping.because it gives me rest,dreams and to plan things.i love dreams very much because without dreaming about anyone or anything we wil not get it.we al must see dreams,think aboutand try to make it possible.i ususlly go to sleep late and at bed,i am thinking of things which happened or made by me.before sleep,i plan my things to be done tomorrow.
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Dec 07
I love sleeping, but get less sleep with a baby - he wakes up a lot - plus I tend to stay up when he's napping or asleep at first so I can have some me time. I too think of things that happened but mostly things in the future that will happen, decorating, designing a house - energy efficient (less expensive) and off the grid. Stuffs like that.
• Russian Federation
14 Dec 07
I also dream about my better life. I image very large beautiful house with garden, where always be summer. I learn from many books, that everything we dream about, MUST become true. And if you want something greatly, you can dream the best way for how it can be, the best result, and it will be happened without fail. Of course I like to dream before I fall asleep,daily rare.
• Abernathy, Texas
14 Dec 07
If we believe they will come true. Our thoughts become us, negative or positive. I too dream about the energy efficient house I will one day soon have and the gardens that will yield fresh veggies and the fruit trees - and of course bamboo to make paper products. Thanks - happy mylotting
• Canada
6 Jan 08
I love curling up in bed under the cozy blanket i have and turning on my light and doing some reading before going to sleep. If I don't read before I go to bed I lay there and go over things in my head...Everything...The worst thing i do tho is think about what can happen to my kids....like when my oldest are walking to school and get snatched....that kind of stuff. I don't know why I think of that stuff but sometimes it is so bad i have to get out of bed and check on them. I have to read to get those thoughts out of my head....