• over 1 year ago

    I have 2-3 dreams every night

    So when I sleep at night ( I normally don't because of this ) I have 2-3 dreams and they are vivid horrible dreams that make me feel empty the dreams are scary or anything but they leave me deeply empty and depressed. When I sleep during the day I have no dreams and I'm really motivated and able to do anything. I have been able to have 1 or 2 night where I only have 1 dream. But PLEASE HELP give me pointers on how to start changing this cycle

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  • over 1 year ago

    RE: I have 2-3 dreams every night

    A good start for you would be getting some accurate information about the reality of sleep.

    In reality, you more than likely dream a lot more than 2-3 times per night. On average, most of us complete 4 to 6 cycles of sleep each night, each ending typically with a REM dream stage.

    Moreover, dreaming is thought to be a continuous process during sleep, with the REM stage having the most vivid and memorable dreams.

    Further, the fact that you are dreaming, regardless of content, is good. It shows you are in fact sleeping and reaping the benefits of sleep, particularly the most refreshing NREM sleep stages that normally precede the REM stages.

    My suggestion would be to remember that dreams are only that -- dreams. Regardless of content, they cannot hurt you.

    You might consider counseling if you are feeling depressed, and you might also consider healthy ways to live a sleep supportive lifestyle. Most of them are contained in CBT sleep training programs. Combining those might go a long ways toward helping you 'change this cycle'.