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Old 02-09-11, 11:14 AM   #1
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I'm guessing the answer is yes... We all do

I used to have horrible dreams of stuff you would expect to see in a Saw movie. Truly terrifying stuff in my sleep.

Years ago my uncle told me he could wake himself up from bad dreams. I asked him how he did it. He said it was hard to explain but the first step was to become conscious that you were dreaming. To be seeing and hearing what is going on but to know you were in bed asleep.

I know it sounds odd but trust me it's possible. Then you had to think very hard about something completely random. I always use the same thought, cake at a picnic, you can choose what ever you want but try to use the same thing everytime.

This will wake you up, normally with a jump. It took about a year to master this, but I'm so glad I did it.
Also sometimes now, very rarely I can control what happens in my dreams, which is very fun... But we won't go into that, it's private :D

Give it a go, every night when you go to sleep try to remember that you are asleep when you start dreaming.

Now I sound mad, someone bring me a strait jacket
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Old 02-09-11, 11:59 AM   #2
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I don't have that problem.......I think you need to sleep before you can dream. Right? I can't sleep much.
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Old 02-09-11, 01:34 PM   #3
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lately ive been having vivid some very scary dreams worse parrt is if i realised its dream sooner would have woken myself up
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Old 02-09-11, 02:05 PM   #4
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When I was very young I had bad dreams about snakes, I taught myself to slowly hover over the snakes in my dreams. And to this day, I'm not afraid of snakes, I like them.
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Old 02-13-11, 06:24 AM   #5
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I've learnt to control my dreams to a certain extent but i still cant manage to control my nightmares. I think because they are so terrifying i lose myself and i dont realise i'm infact asleep.
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Old 02-19-11, 12:21 AM   #6
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I used to be able to force myself away and alter my dreams when I was little. I would squeeze my eyes shut, and when I opened them again, I would be back in my bedroom where it was safe. The only time I remember changing a dream was a long time ago. A ghost was chasing me at an amusement park, and I told it, "You're just Joe in a sheet!" and so he turned into Joe, who was just some random adult I had met once.

Nowadays I can't find the awareness that I'm dreaming as I used to be able to. :P Thanks for the advice, I can't wait to try it out!
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Old 02-19-11, 12:31 AM   #7
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When I've had true nightmares in the past, where I live through a character in a horror world, making myself close my eyes has woken me up. It's very difficult, but I kept thinking "no, I don't want to see this" and when I finally closed my eyes I snapped up, like you said mm, "with a jump."

I didn't read yours before I posted that inthedistance, Yes! It works! Just close your eyes to the dream and it will go away.
And I used to have dreams where I was working at the coffee shop and the cups for drinks I had to make would pile up, like 100 of them, then I looked at my dreamboss and said "no, I"m not at work right now, I don't have to do this." And they kept piling up but I didn't care. I wasn't working, it wasn't my responsibility.

I rarely have nightmares, though, and for a long time I rarely dreamt at all. But sometimes I have normal dreams, but they're very vivid and I'm really upset in the morning when I wake up because I feel like those dreams took away from my restful time.
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Old 03-09-11, 01:18 AM   #8
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Funny thing, that. I'm on a low dose of an SSRI and I take it before bed. If I forget to take it, I have very restless sleep and have bizarre dreams. They're not bad with the low dose, but when I was on a higher dose and I forgot, they'd be damn terrifying. Part of the reason I scaled it back. Back then, the dreams would be relatively innocuous when it came to content, but I'd be gripped with a feeling of claustrophobia, like I was suffocating. Now, they're still weird, but not nearly as frightening.
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Old 04-01-11, 08:00 AM   #9
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I have them every night and have had them since I can remember.
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Old 07-01-11, 10:08 AM   #10
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My ex boyfriend and I were talking about dreams at one point, and he told me that he's had some bad dreams where he's realised he was dreaming but still couldn't wake up. I've always thought that was weird.
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