I keep having nightmares almost every night. I Don’t even want to go to bed. The nightmares always involve me trying to escape some danger and I am always frightened and vulnerable during the dreams. Yesterday I had a dream that my dad’s work building had been hit by a bomb or something and I was trying to escape, but the people I was with were in no hurry to leave. I kept running out of the building and my mom was outside the building and we made it to safety together, but I still felt scared in the dream. Then I also had a dream the same night that there was a tornado coming and I had to try to get my favorite things to a safe place before it hit. I have that dream all the time. I don’t spend any time watching frightening movies or anything, but I often have a general, relentless sense of anxiety and insecurity, especially at night.
|August 11, 2015 at 21:03|
Oh my gosh! I am so sorry your going through that. 🙁 I’ve had nightmares before and I can’t imagine having them every night. Maybe try to listen to relaxing music and read your bible or a book before you go to bed? Sleepy time tea might help. Or maybe a bath with essential oil like lavender? Or maybe you could take some Melatonin. It’s an herb that helps you sleep but it doesn’t have any side effects in the morning like regular sleeping pills. It can be found in capsules at health food stores. Maybe if you slept with a big stuffed animal or pillow? I slept with a giant rabbit for 5 or 6 years. I didn’t quite till earlier this year and I’m turning 18 next month. I sleep with a pillow now. lol. Oh and keep water by your bed so that you can calm down when you wake up. Hope this was helpful! Sorry if its too many ideas. I had alot come to me in a short amount of time. Haha!
|August 12, 2015 at 17:09|
I’ve never clarified this with a doctor, but I’ve heard that a lack of oxygen can cause nightmares. Make sure you don’t sleep with your covers over your mouth or nose.
Sleep apnea can also cause them.
If it’s neither of those, try putting Philippians 4:6-8 into practice 🙂
|August 12, 2015 at 17:39|
^ Amen to Philippians 4:6-8!
|August 13, 2015 at 15:48|
I would talk to a dr. I know that may sound weird but anxiety can cause nightmares and there is a lot that can be done for them. Therapy can help with the anxiety and meds can help you sleep. You know, there is even a medication you can take that helps with nightmares. I take it when I’m having a bad period of anxiety and it calms them down considerably.
|August 15, 2015 at 13:38|
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