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I Have Been Having Nightmares

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    18 And Still Have Night Terrors

    I'm 18 and away at college. For 8 years I've been afraid of the dark and I'm terrified to sleep at night. I have the worst case of nightmares and sleep paralysis, and I don't have an answer for any of it. I tried to talk to my parents about it when it first started to happen, but...
    cittypal cittypal 18-21, F Sep 17, 2013

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    Dream

    HAD A DREAM ABOUT MY DAUGHTER IN A COFFIN AT AYOUNG AGE BUT I NOW IT CANT COME TRUE AS SHE IS A LOT OLDER
    billboy45 billboy45 41-45, M Jul 7, 2012

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    Elephant Zombies?

    I was at the salon with my mom, baby sister and baby brother. My sister and i were getting our nails done when my mom forgot something and said she would be back. That she is going to the house. So me and my sister sat there waiting for her looking out the glass window and see...
    captain669 captain669 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 2, 2012

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    Wooohooo!

    I just had a sleep during the day! (Normally a big trigger) I was out for two and a half hours and no nightmares! I cant tell you how happy i am about that! Yesssss!
    deleted deleted 26-30 6 Responses Jul 25, 2008

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    Another Few Nightmare Stories

    OK, last night. Number one. Jungle people. For some reason, I was some guy, climbing a tree because I was trying to cross a river. I got so far up, and then, suddenly I heard this funny noise. All these animalistic people just started climbing towards me at a really fast rate...
    AmeliaHarding AmeliaHarding 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 13, 2008

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    Sleepy & Scared

    This is my 1st time using this, but I just cannot sleep.  I've been having terrible nightmares.  I've had them for as long as I could remember. They start off normal but end up w/evil shadows trying to take over me.  Yesterday I had a dream of waking up...
    tiredangel tiredangel 26-30 1 Response May 1, 2009

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    My Tsunami Dream

    I keep havin this dream that I am on the beach with some people surfing then the waves started to get bigger and bigger and started rising higher and higher among the shore... Me and everybody there try and run for cover a cople of times we went to an underground shelter that was...
    Redbone257 Redbone257 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 16, 2012

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    OK... I've Just Spotted a Link...

    ... for some reason, I dream about killing babies, or watching other people kill babies. I don't know why. I just remembered this other dream I had where I'd gone on this holiday with my family. We were renting rooms in the house of a couple that lived in the area we were...
    AmeliaHarding AmeliaHarding 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 27, 2008

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    Why?

    Why is it that once you have kids most of your nightmares seem to revolve around them?  I swear this is the reason that parents wake in the middle of the night to check and see if babies are still breathing. Mine is always that I can't find my eldest son, and I finally find...
    pilotjess pilotjess 36-40, F 3 Responses May 16, 2008

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    Anti Antidepressants=cause Nightmares?

    hai, guys.im 20.i had been suffering frm terrific social phobia till last mounth.bcoz of the CBT therapy and meds now itsnt a problem.till last mounth i used to have baad bad nightmares.cant xplain how worst they wer.i was even afraid to sleep bcoz of that.i even threw my fon...
    thinkinggudboy thinkinggudboy 18-21, M 1 Response Jan 11, 2010

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    Lately

    For past 3 days now, i slept at 10-11 pm and woke up at 1-2am after having a nightmare and then remained disturbed the whole night...today it was seeing an alive kid being duried brutally, the kid must be only 5-6 years of age, they beat him as he cried constantly and then buried...
    Floydian Floydian 22-25, M 12 Responses Jun 8, 2009

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    Nightmares Are Not Festive Lol

    I don't have a lot of nightmares. But on Christmas Eve morning I had a really horrible one. My greatest fear is a man from my past coming to get me like he said he would, and doing all the things he said he would do to me. It seems unlikely now, since he is in jail. But the...
    sugarburn sugarburn 22-25, F Dec 26, 2008

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    The Shadows Of Technology

    A group of friends and I went to an apartment; i don't remember for what reasons. No one answered and saw that it was beginning to get dark. Chaos has already rose, and being late after hours was just dangerous. So we head back to the truck and began heading home. On the way home...
    captain669 captain669 18-21, F Dec 2, 2012

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    i have nightmares...like twice

    or thrice in a month....all are different...but i can feel them interconnected....well most of which i remember involves a baby.. real disfigured baby...places in my head might deffer but not the kid...somehow its there...first i was scared .....but i try to chase it now...
    ronniesingh ronniesingh 18-21 Jun 2

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    A Nightmare I Had

    I had a nightmare recently about a baby. It was set, maybe about a year ago at my house and I was with my sister in the bedroom. The family had adopted a baby, and her name was Rose. For some reason my sister and I thought that we had to kill her, otherwise something bad...
    AmeliaHarding AmeliaHarding 18-21, F 1 Response May 23, 2008

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    Bad Dreams

    Most of the time I have good dreams. But occasionally I have bad dreams I have these nighmares,about being chased by zombies, ghost, giant spiders and dinosaurs. I feel paralyzed during theses bad dreams until I wake up. I get so shaken that I am unable to go back to sleep. Have...
    violetsnow violetsnow 61-65 1 Response Jan 9, 2011

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    The Lullaby

    ok recently i have been listening to music before i go to bed and it slightly affected my dream the song i had playing was a incredibly peace sounding song, no words but it was also sad at the same time as well. anyways in the dream itself i don't really remember much from it...
    fallenangelkokoro fallenangelkokoro 22-25, F Dec 31, 2012

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    Trapped...death

    In one nightmare, I am trapped in a house with no doors and not windows. My stepfather is coming closer, I can feel him, and the fear is getting the best of me. He is getting closer, and there is no way out... I wake afraid In another, everyone I care about is dead...just...
    Icansee Icansee 18-21, M 5 Responses May 12, 2010

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    Nightmares

    Nightmares,Have 'em,All the time,Glad to wake,Reality,It's not that bad.
    startinover1 startinover1 46-50 Aug 1, 2012

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    Haven't Had One In 12 Years

    I have honestly had no nightmares since I was five. But I've had two this week already. The first one wasn't too bad...I was at a friend's house and she was telling me about the ghost that'd been bothering her lately. We were in the living room upstairs on a couch. The...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    The Begging.

    I am showering when the sirens of my hometown go off. I put on my towel and find my family outside staring off into the distance trying to find the tornado. I immediately notice whats going on, and had a quick deja vu of the whole story i was about to face. I faced my family and...
    captain669 captain669 18-21, F Dec 2, 2012

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    Vivid Nightmares

    I have nightmares nearly every night, and they're always really clear, and vivid with bright colors. However, on the rare occasion that I have a dream, it's always in black and white. I hate it.
    xxclarexbearxx xxclarexbearxx 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 2, 2010

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    The Beast - Imagine reading this

    aforementioned introduction in the style of Rod Serling before continuing further. You are about to enter another dimension, a dimension beyond imagination, a dimension of not only sight and sound but also of mind, of things and ideas - where bizarre and messed up things...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response May 21

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    I recently have a lot of nightmares.

    But this particular one that I had just now was the worst in a long time. I woke up hysterically crying and my heart beating so fast. The dream was long but long story short the whole dream I am hiding and running away from bad guys. I tried talking to them and explaining...
    Ssleepingbeauty Ssleepingbeauty 22-25, F Sep 13

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    Amnesia97 Amnesia97 16-17, F Sep 26

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    Just as a start I don't watch movies .

    Especially scary movies . Yet this week there has been a mother and son ( about 10 or 11) team of serial killers that carry colt revolvers . In this one the son was demon possessed. Apocalypse type chaos everywhere but for some reason on top of these two going for me at every...
    LavenderTeal23 LavenderTeal23 31-35, F 1 Response May 18

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    Zombies - Long Dream

    My boyfriend Went on tour for three weeks and I think that is what caused my nightmares. I had 2 or 3 nighmares consisting of things becoming increasingly more agressive to the point of total rage ,and thus, fear. The one I remember most was a zombie dream. I was at a dinner...
    Nicore Nicore 22-25, F Sep 9, 2012

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    I cant get a good nights sleep anymore

    because in my dreams i see my ex sleeping with other men. It makes me feel like im going to throw up. I cant get these thoughts out of my head.
    BiO811HazarD BiO811HazarD 18-21, M 1 Response Apr 2

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    Frequent Nightmares

    Recently when I have been going to sleep, I find myself waking up in the early hours of the morning in a cold sweat freaking out because of a nightmare. However the one I experienced last night was the worst, it involved demons and hauntings in my boyfriends very large house. It...
    flower05 flower05 18-21, F Aug 21, 2013

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    A Lot Lately....

    Lately I've been having nightmares. The kind where you wake up screaming bloody murder. There's always this one boy, or wolf. I feel like I know them. The boy always wears a red cloak that's blood red. But he's got dark hair and really deep blue eyes. Its like your looking into a...
    BENDrowned BENDrowned 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 7, 2013

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    ParisMaisie ParisMaisie 13-15, F 3 Responses Apr 25

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    Dragon Near The Water

    lol knowing me and my luck i will have a few stories up on this... this is a very long dream but i can remember it distinctively.. it starts out I am driving at night when I get a flat tire. I stop at a girl's house and she says "oh yes we can help you with that flat" and she...
    fallenangelkokoro fallenangelkokoro 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 17, 2012

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    I Guess Its About Time I Wrote Something Here...

    Well yes I have. At least once a week for as long as I can remember. Now, they have a few category's...Let me fill you in. The messed up violent ones:- These are pretty self explanatory. Can regularly cause me to lash out violently in my sleep (Poor James) Wake up in...
    deleted deleted 26-30 12 Responses Jul 20, 2008

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    I'm Terrified

    I'm pretty lucky in the sense that I can control my dreams and have only had a few nightmares that I've been able to cope with. Not now. For the past few nights I've been having the same nightmare about a girl I know pushing me down the stairs. I have to see her tomorrow and then...
    sophiehastings sophiehastings 16-17, F Jan 6, 2013

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    Ghostly Apparition

    this is actually a fairly old dream of mine i had a few years ago (7 or 8) but the dream started out in the middle of the desert at night time, and i remember seeing houses stacked upon on another creating a tower almost. there was also a railing of some sort but all i know is...
    fallenangelkokoro fallenangelkokoro 22-25, F Dec 31, 2012

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    What A Shocker

    this is a very short dream but it scared me enough to wake me up In this dream I am running down a mountain passage only the mountains and everything else is glass. And I know that there is a guy behind me...he was entirely made out of electricity. He puts his hand on the side...
    fallenangelkokoro fallenangelkokoro 22-25, F Apr 17, 2012

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    Had Been Free For a While

    I am not sure if it is to do with the fact I have been off my meds for a few days, but there had been a while I had been without dreams that I could recall never mind specific nightmares.  Over the last four nights, each has been a very specific feeling...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Jan 25, 2009

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    These days I hardly remember a dream

    but the last few days I've been waking up with horrible nightmares about my son. I never had dream with him in it except for him being a child, now he's an adult in my dreams, which he is now 24, but I'm having horrible dreams that I wake up very emotional and actually cry...
    honeysuckle23 honeysuckle23 46-50, F 2 Responses May 25

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