• 4 months ago

    Dreams

    I'm pretty sure what happens to me is just tied into lucid dreaming, I just wanted to know if anyone shared/shares experiences similar to mine?

    Almost every night I have nightmares, and they don't entirely bother me, when I was younger I would have nightmares every single night that made me scared of the house, but not I've gotten of gotten over them.

    I know when I'm in a dream and when I'm awake, and I struggle but can usually control what I do in the dream. I've discovered some way that I seem to be forcing myself awake? When I start in a nightmare, I feel like I'm closing my eyes really tight and then I see the room that I was in when I fell asleep, it's like thumping in and out until I either wake up a few seconds after or I'm sucked back into another dream.

    I have to do this a few times a night and even when I take naps which usually leads to me being up and down at random times of the night. Is this just me messed up or has this happened to to others?

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  • 4 months ago

    RE: Dreams

    Not exactly sure what you're describing, but I can say this. There's a number of things you can do to help yourself sleep better that don't involve drugs.

    Nightmares can result from excessive stress and anxiety, or from past trauma. But they are only dreams and cannot hurt you.

    As for "lucid dreaming", I don't believe it exists in reality. We either are asleep -- which by definition precludes conscious control -- or on some level awake.