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    Anon or delete please.

    Well. As the thread title says I'm now getting to a stage where I'm afraid to go to bed/attempt to sleep. Why? Because I'm suffering these god-awful nightmares and just totally freaking out.

    The nightmares themselves are not recurring. No two are the same... sometimes things happen to me in my nightmares, sometimes it's just threat of things happening. Whatever happens I'll wake up very suddenly but still be in this sub-conscious state of trying to escape it. I know what I do to try and escape the things that happen in the nightmares, hence I can sit and write this right now.

    Last night I had one where there was a guy probably 19-22 ish in a tracksuit with a baseball cap and a gun. As a response to that when I tried to evade this nightmare of being confronted by him I basically would've run out of my room, I'd have sat there shivvering wherever I went and probably most embarrassingly cried too

    I have a couple of phobias too - wasps/bees/scorpions, those are sometimes prominent which could explain the nightmares to an extent but actually when I look back on it they're a rare appearance in the nightmares. It's usually more like something I described above...

    They're becoming a more frequent occurrence. Some are harder to 'snap out of' than others, last night I thought I was going to die

    I dont know what's causing them, I haven't spoken to anyone about it apart from my gf and it's been going on a while now.

    I'm concerned that if I tell my parents they won't take it seriously. :rolleyes:

    I'm 18/male if anybody was interested to know or if that info' might help?
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    My sis's boyfriend keeps telling her that he's having awful nightmares for two weeks now and avoids sleeping,

    There's a belief that if you put something metal under your pillow and sleep then you won't get any dreams, try it, maybe put a nail clipper under the pillow.
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    No matter what you do you are always going to have dreams, just some people remember them more than others, so be careful if your going to put something under your pillow...mite have your eye out!
    I dont know if you belive this kind of stuff, but maybe looking into what things symbolise in dreams may help- they say that certain dreams are brought on by certain emotions etc that u are going through at the moment, so if you look up the tracksuit guy or guns, or fear etc and find the feeling that is said to be linked with that image, it may help you find out what is causing the dreams.

    If not, and you dont want to speak to your parents, go see a doctor- they could put you intouch with someone that may help? its confidential, so nobody should find out
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    try a dream catcher? I don't believe they work I personally just like their designs but since I got my first to put on my wall..have 5 now, I haven't remembered a dream in some time, and a nightmare for years. Although I don't think they have magical powers I think the subconscious knowledge of their supposed role might act as a placebo.
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    If your having trouble sleeping and it is down to these nightmares then go see your GP. If they feel it necessary they may suggest you see a specialist psychologist (or someone similar) as obviously some form of your sub-conscious is "acting up".
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    Talk to your GP.
 
 
 
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