I Have Constant Nightmares

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    Every night I have bad nightmares.

    And its always about-death, murder, serial killers, rape, destruction, chaos, the end of the world, my fiancé cheating on me, my mama dying, etc. It wakes me up most nights in a cold sweat, or I sometimes sorta scream. I hate it, Id just love it if they would end so I can get...
    SammyHopkins SammyHopkins
    26-30, F
    Feb 7, 2014

    Ever since last year

    when I went through a bad period of bullying etc. I developed nightmares and I thought they would go away when I got better. They have stayed with me and I just cannot get rid of them anymore. They stop me from sleeping a lot.
    SMC83 SMC83
    18-21, F
    2 Responses May 24, 2014

    Something is always chasing me,

    I'm always dodging /something/. Maybe I should stop running, or let that bullet hit me, I don't know. But I don't know, nor do I really understand. Perhaps these nightmares are at least better than the ones where I wake up crying, chest aching for some reason. I can still feel...
    Fuzzies Fuzzies
    61-65, M
    May 2, 2015

    The Day Is A Constant Horror Of The Night Before.

    All day today, all day I have been thinking of last night. Waking up in a panic, gasping for air. I cannot get it out of my mind. I can't stop thinking about being hurt, or the people around me being hurt. I was awake for over 2 hours after the worst one last nite, and I just can...
    MesaKK MesaKK
    31-35, M
    1 Response Apr 16, 2012

    For Lack Of A Simpler Explanation...

    First of all, I need to explain that I suffer from insomnia, major depression, and generalized anxiety disorder, among other less significant things. I also tend to have very strange, unexplainable experiences in my life that most people would probably shrug off as either an...
    Ikoe Ikoe
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Nov 13, 2010

    Nightmares After Moving Into New Place

    me and my gf are having nightmares after moving into a new apartment.. neither of us has had nightmare problems before So we're sure it isn't a sleep disorder of any kind. The nightmares are random and don't make any sense.. My gf has had dreams about the clown from the movie "it...
    Jan 30, 2013

    Hey, Im Ljay. Im new here

    and this is my first post. Im obviously here because i have nightmares almost every night. It's always something different and very weird. This has been going on for the past year. My friends tell me pray so i do. Advice given says to keep a positive mind when going to sleep...
    Ljay123 Ljay123
    26-30, M
    1 Response Nov 14, 2015

    Constant Nightmares

    I have had constant nightmares since I was a little child. I almost never have a good dream... at least I cannot remember the last one I had. Sometimes I have dreams that have a direct relevance to my life which them seem to be use full, but these are inevitably nightmares as...
    Sickofit666 Sickofit666
    1 Response Nov 10, 2009

    Nightmares All The Time..

    Every night i get nightmares, sometimes i dont even remember them. So how do i know i've had one? I either rememer it or i wake up in shock horror, sometimes both. They range from what i call 'Mild' to just plain nasty. I get them alot, sometimes im afraid to sleep, or a place...
    RawrSlackerGarcia RawrSlackerGarcia
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jan 21, 2012

    I've always been really really afraid of

    cannibals, the first dream I remember was when I was 3 and eaten by a green ghost pirate zombie. I don't know if I have nightmares because I'm afraid or am afraid because I have nightmares. It used to only be cannibals, and they were older men (40-70 y/o) but now I'm having a...
    cokiecola cokiecola
    18-21, F
    Jun 16, 2014

    A String Of Nightmares Brings Diverse Scares.

    Nightmares are something I've lived with ever since I can remember. As I grew out of night terrors as a child, I entered a phase of nightmares that occurred in response to bouts of stress. However, after the sudden death of my mother in 2004, they upped their level of...
    RelianceOnScience RelianceOnScience
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 10, 2011

    its gotten to the point

    where I don't want to sleep at night and will actually sleep with a lamp on. my nightmare is where I cause my friends gruesome death and witness it over and over again then it'll switch to where I wake up and i'm looking at my own face but its like the eyes themselves aren't...
    Inara24 Inara24
    16-17, F
    Jan 13, 2015

    I have severe depression

    and I've been having horrible nightmares very often. The nightmares usually begin with me being dragged out of my bed by a demon that's all black and this demon pulls me into complete darkness! Other demons start emerging from the dark and they kick me and choke me. I wake up...
    flowerscum flowerscum
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Aug 13, 2014

    Anyone know any pointers

    for nightmares? Having a rough night tonight and I can't sleep at all.. I could use the help.
    Playindarain Playindarain
    22-25, F
    1 Response Oct 8, 2014

    Like I'm in the worst possible nightmare,

    every night. I wake up, my body hurts. It feels like someone grabbed my wrists and held them so hard I can almost see the marks. My body freeze and my neck is exhausted. Is it normal that every single dream I have turn into a nightmare? I can have the most wonderful dream ever...
    trinoctal trinoctal
    22-25, F
    Nov 12, 2014

    It's Getting Worrying

    It has been normal for me to get nightmares almost every night. But they have never affected me like they do now. Let me just start off by explaining that most of my nightmares just involve either me dying (I'd died repeatedly in a single dream a dozen ways), other people dying...
    daytime2dead daytime2dead
    18-21, F
    1 Response Sep 27, 2012

    Whenever I sleep I have nightmares.

    It's been going on for a month or two. Never in my life have I had so many nightmares within a short amount of time. In most of my dreams I'm getting hurt, bleeding, killed, or kidnapped. They are terrible!
    sarahhunnix3 sarahhunnix3
    22-25, F
    May 20, 2014

    It's 2:48 am, I had a terrifying nightmare last

    night and I'm afraid to sleep. It's getting old just not sleeping everyday.
    LoveisBeautiful5013 LoveisBeautiful5013
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 31, 2015

    They Kept Getting Worse

    Last January was when they started, at first it was only bout 10 a month. The more I had they worse they got increasing in number and intensity. As of last week I was having the really bad ones every night, up to 3 or 4 a night. I'd been writing them down in my nightmare journal...
    boklenHolley7 boklenHolley7
    18-21, F
    1 Response Oct 23, 2011

    Almost Every Night

    I have been having nightmares almost every night since I can remember.They're always different, but usually the common themes include the ocean, drowning, being stalked, or running away from something. Usually there are strange creepy animals too, that my mind made up. Zombies...
    SpiritOfTheRabbit SpiritOfTheRabbit
    36-40, F
    3 Responses Jan 9, 2010

    Seriously, they're nothing actually.

    . They came too frequently to a point where i have managed to detach myself from being influenced by them in my daily life (well most of the time). Usually they're consist of the things i REFUSE to feel and to think while I'm awake.. If you see my writings, i looked like a...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    Feb 25, 2015

    My Grave

    My bed is my coffin. Sleep is my grave. When I go to bed I enter another world. One of spiders and snakes on the good nights. On the not so good, demons and the devil. My bed is a dungeon. Sleep is a torture chamber. If I get to sleep I am bound and cannot scream. While...
    JourneyJ JourneyJ
    26-30, M
    2 Responses Aug 26, 2011

    I could be bounded in a nut shell

    and count myself a king of infinite space, were it not that I have bad dreams.
    Weirdfacedkidii Weirdfacedkidii
    Aug 19, 2015

    I had a terrible nightmare last night,

    and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing at me, and my teachers all kept asking (like typical girls) who the father was, was it a boy or girl, and that stuff. I couldn't tell...
    zydeko zydeko
    Apr 11, 2015

    Extremely Graphic

    When I was about 18, I started having really terrible nightmares pretty regularly. For a while it was literally every night over the course of months at a time. Every night was different, but all extremely vivid and graphic. Most people would have thought that it was just images...
    Bunnielight Bunnielight
    26-30, F
    1 Response Nov 15, 2012

    I keep trying to save him,

    to stop it but I keep being too late or failing every time.
    dragoneyes35 dragoneyes35
    41-45, F
    Jan 7, 2016

    Betrayal - Apparently in my nightmares all my

    so called 'friends' and allies always turn against me and I wind up dead in one way or another. Including falling to my doom, being attacked by swarms of insects, dying from gradual old age, being almost eaten alive by cannibalistic creatures (i'm not kidding those really...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 28, 2014

    I have to psych myself up

    before I go to sleep, because I don't have good dreams anymore. They're either terrifying, disturbing, or weird, like a Marilyn Manson music video.
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    Apr 23, 2015
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    1 Response Mar 14, 2015
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    Mar 1, 2015

    I just kind of laid in bed

    for a while when I finally woke up.. my nightmares are just getting worse.. it feels so real, I wake up and for a little bit I feel it.. how can this stop?
    alienpanda alienpanda
    22-25, F
    Mar 29, 2015

    I swear it's everynight i wake up from a dream

    involving someone i care about dying or leaving me. It's kinda to be expected considering how I was brought up but it happens everynight and I'm sick of waking up crying its the worst...
    deleted deleted
    2 Responses May 2, 2015

    3 nights in a row, my sleep is free from

    nightmares..after such a long time.. I hope I could mke it to a week..
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i
    70+, M
    3 Responses Feb 18, 2015

    I Thought They Were Over...i Was Wrong

    I learned recently that when I was little I had night terrors, but that shouldn't have surprised me since I never had a good dream as a child. The first good dream I ever had was in 8th grade...no joke. I hated them and it seemed as if they were slowly becoming nonexistent, but...
    1WithOutLOVE 1WithOutLOVE
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 31, 2011

    Every night I have a nightmare.

    Last year I found out I also had sleep paralysis. Since I was 5 I've had nightmares, after thirteen years of counselling, and a shed load of therapy. 32 different psychologists have said they think it's due to a traumatic childhood. 12 social workers have said it's the brain...
    missmae95 missmae95
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 25, 2014

    Always Bizarre

    i had a nightmare of my rat trying to give me the plague. not funny, it was mutated and crazy, wanting to go after me and the whole town had swarms of rats. ****** scary.
    ExameMyKidney ExameMyKidney
    22-25, F
    Dec 10, 2010

    Every night I seem to have a nightmare I don't

    know why I get them so often I always get woke up by them
    deleted deleted
    Jun 28, 2015

    For The Past Few Months...

    Since as long as I can remember I have had recurring nightmares about huge bodies of water being able to destroy me but in the past 3 to 4 months it has become a constant. It always revolves around water somehow. Whether it's a giant tsunami, or a diving accident, or some ship...
    Caprile Caprile
    1 Response Jul 9, 2010

    They are vivid, recurring,

    and violent. Often times its the same one. I stay up for days sometimes just to get a break from them.
    sinsearprincess sinsearprincess
    18-21, F
    Sep 22, 2014

    Keep Having Nightmares

    Ergh. Sometimes I go through periods of time where I have terrible nightmares everynight. I've been having them all this week. They are so brutal. I dred going to sleep. People are getting murdered, the house is getting broken into, I'm trying to escape, people are getting hurt...
    Mediocre Mediocre
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Jun 23, 2010

    Every single day I have one.

    .. good dreams? barely. maybe after 1year I have 1 or 2 dreams that are good. the rest is always bad. I've always had very violent dreams. I wish I never dreamed to begin with. it gives me troubles to have a good night rest...and although I got used to a lot of them...there's...
    Skarleth Skarleth
    22-25, F
    Mar 3, 2014

    The Black Figure

    I had a tree house in my backyard and i was with my friend and we were messing around and bringing airsoft guns thinking they would protect us and we soon got ready for bed and locked the door and window, we soon got scared after sleepless hours and we decieded to go back inside...
    sickbeast13 sickbeast13
    Nov 26, 2013

    I've heard when you have

    so many nightmares, something about your life is wrong. Like you're not living right. Hmmmm
    dianaboz dianaboz
    31-35, F
    1 Response May 22, 2014

    I Am Having Nightmares Every Night And I Want To Know What They Mean

    I have been having nightmares. The first 3 would pick up from where the last night had left off. I was being attacked by Zombies and when they would bite me I could actually feel the teeth tearing into my flesh. While I would be trying to flee it seemed as I would move very...
    DubsAngeleyes DubsAngeleyes
    26-30, F
    Sep 17, 2012

    I woke up in a panic,

    jumped up screaming, crying and shaking. I can't stand it. It's driving me insane. I'm always alone, there's nothing to save me. in most of my dreams I'm telling myself it's not real but everything says it is. how can I make this stop.. last night "they" chased me off the cliff...
    alienpanda alienpanda
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 28, 2015

    I have nightmares almost every single night.

    They are gruesome and horrible and very brutal. I wake up terrified and exhausted. The worst thing is that I remember everything and they haunt me for days. I have taken a lot of different pills and herbs and whatever but they never go away.
    kollee kollee
    18-21, F
    Jan 9, 2016

    Terrifying And Realistic Nightmares

    Very recently I have been having terrifying and realistic nightmares. I know they are nightmares during them but I can't seem to change them or wake up from them. I have always known when I am dreaming and have been able to control my dreams, but I cant control these nightmares...
    ljxox ljxox
    5 Responses Dec 29, 2011

    Very violent scary ones

    where u can't get out of them ! I hate that
    Emotionalgirl1012 Emotionalgirl1012
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 23, 2014

    After my recent brain surgery I couldn't

    remember anything from the past year - 2013 till the moment I woke up in the hospital. And since that day I started to have this dream about this guy ( I'm looking for him)I was sitting down on the ground and he came walking towards me but I couldn't see his face , I was smiling...
    Toriwho Toriwho
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 25, 2014
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