Do you remember your nightmares?Watch
I remember quite a few nightmares. Even have dreamt them multiple times. I remember when I was 6/7, I absolutely loved Harry Potter but wasn’t a fan of the dementors. So I had a dream that everyone disappeared and I was the only one left, everywhere was dark but it was still my home town. There were dementors everywhere so I stayed in my house but was running out of food and there’s a KFC down the road. Then I just remember getting there but the dementors were coming so, back then there was a KFC sign on a pole that was a massive KFC cup. I quickly hid in there, with all the dementors flying around me and then I don’t remember anything else. (Bear in mind I’ve had worse nightmares, this is just one of the earliest ones I remember)
Might be worth seeking help for them and to manage the trauma. Theoretically it should make the nightmares lessen. Sorry to hear you struggle with them for that reason. If you ever need to chat, drop me a message.