I Have Nightmare Disorder

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 36 People

    Is It a Disorder If...

    ... you don't allow it to take over your life? I'll self diagnose myself with nightmare disorder. I have nightmares nearly every sleep cycle or nap I take. They vary in theme but usually follow the path of current or past life events. I remember them vividly, but I don't collect...
    bookofchange bookofchange
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 23, 2007

    I Don'T Really Know What Dreams Are Like

    I have had maybe a handful of actual dreams. But nightmares? I have been having those since I was 7 (at least from as far as I can remember). And that first nightmare had me screaming and crying in my sleep. From then on, I either didn't dream at all or I had nightmares. Never...
    devouringflames devouringflames
    22-25, F
    Mar 8, 2013

    Frankly...

    For the past few years I have dealt with incredibly complex, vivid and morbid nightmares. Each one is unique. I have deal with them every night and the only way to avoid them is through exhaustion. I have become desensitized to them and real world violence to the point where a...
    VladimirStronsy VladimirStronsy
    16-17
    Oct 8, 2012

    ND

    I have Nightmare Disorder (ND). This means that I constantly have nightmares. My ND is related to my Insomnia, but I've known about this longer. I rarely have good dreams. And while not all of my nightmares are horrific, they are all bad and can be classified as a nightmare. All...
    PoeticRejection PoeticRejection
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Jun 18, 2007

    Mental Multiplex

    Hello my name is Aarena Carpenter and I am 15 years old. I am from New Zealand and I have been having nightmaresSince i was 4 years old . My memory is good so I can remember every nightmare I have ever had.At first it was horrible to bare because I would sometimes see my mum and...
    Draxonlani Draxonlani
    13-15, F
    Nov 7, 2011

    How to solve Nightmare Disorder simply by dreaming

    Lucid means expressed clearly and easy to understand. Lucid dreaming refers to an act of dreaming with consciousness mind that would allow you to be aware of clear and easily understandable dreams during the sleep. So what does this have to do with nightmare disorder? Before this...
    hkim244 hkim244
    18-21, M
    Dec 6, 2013

    Scared To Go Sleep At Night

    I have been having nightmares involving demons. I am scared of having another one that deals with demons. I sweat a lot at night, and I don't sweat at all, during the day.
    chicago54 chicago54
    22-25, M
    3 Responses Aug 11, 2010

    Fear...

    I have dealt with nightmares since I can remember. When I was little the only way to not have them would be to have someone else in the bed. The nightmares became so frequent that I ended up just sleeping with my mother until I was in middle school. When she got remarried I had...
    kngrace kngrace
    18-21
    1 Response Mar 22, 2011

    Nightmares Since 2-3 Years

    Hey, Im not sure, if it is wise, to share ones nightmare with complete strangers, whom I dont know. But okay, Ill give it a shot. By the way thanks for reading. For 2-3 years I started to have nightmares, at the beginning I thought, these things come and go. But, they got more...
    DjThomilein DjThomilein
    22-25
    Aug 5, 2012

    A Phenomenon Dream

    since I was a kid, with no bad intentions in mind, I've been having dreams that always end in the same scenario -my death; you name it, drowning,chocking (from being on a high mountain). falling, someone always stabs me, or just keep shooting at me by a machine gun! I also have a...
    adamwillis adamwillis
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 28, 2011

    Forget

    i forget my dreams a lot but the ones that i remember the most are nightmares
    1428elm 1428elm
    16-17
    1 Response Oct 20, 2008

    Related Experiences

    I keep having these disturbing dreams of late. they are not about my childhood for once.and I'm glad about that yet I'm still upset over these occuring dreams for the last 4days I...
    wolfserpent wolfserpent
    56-60, M
    1 Response Apr 21
    Hi, I kinda need to say what I keep keeping to myself, and here is the only place I could think of to express all this. So yeah, I know that I don't eat like everybody, I'm...
    BleedingPanda BleedingPanda
    22-25, M
    Apr 20
    I was asleep one night and during my sleep I had no visual nightmare just the thought of something really scary above me. I wanted it to show me its form and after it did it felt...
    Appleslices69 Appleslices69
    18-21, M
    Apr 20
    I have been off my meds for 3 weeks now and I feel great. I don't know why my mania hasn't kicked in. Iv had my down moments but Iv been normal... It feels weird to feel normal. I...
    Flowerpower5678 Flowerpower5678
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 19
    Yes Mam I Sure Do! People constantly ask me, "Are you from Alabama OR Tennessee?" I don't take offense to it at all, and it actually helps me connect/relate with people and in...
    Jfour001 Jfour001
    31-35, M
    2 Responses Apr 19
    Yes I do. And I won't let any of them stop me. *Major-depressive disorder, general anxiety disorder, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and most likely borderline...
    DarkAngel24 DarkAngel24
    18-21, F
    Apr 19
    Hey, So I'm posting this because I'm really struggling and contemplating ending everything because I can't see a way out. Any advice, past experience, hope, people in the same boat...
    ShellFlower119 ShellFlower119
    18-21, F
    Apr 19
    I didn't think that it's a disorder really. I thought I just can't stand the boredom. I may can handle physical pain, at some level of emotional pain but boredom means death for me...
    Nonotu Nonotu
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 19
    Since when do you all have your alter? Mine is here I guess since I was born he's more like an older brother to me right now than only an alter. He was more of a boogeyman to me...
    TightnShady TightnShady
    18-21, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    My son is 15 he had surgery in Oct 2014 which was lateral release and tightening of his own inner ligament. He was casted for 4 weeks then immobilized for 6 weeks. Now surgery did...
    Dbaird73 Dbaird73
    41-45, F
    Apr 17
    Dream 17/April/2016 My brain refused to shut up last night. It just kept thinking.I had so many nightmares last night. But I cant remember them all.Had to take an aspirin in...
    LegionIscariot LegionIscariot
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 17
    I need HELP!!! My best friend is still having nightmares and we live far from each other. It seems like they're happening more often. This last one was really bad. I need to help...
    ThatWeirdGayKid ThatWeirdGayKid
    22-25, M
    Apr 16
    Stephen King actually wrote a book about writing, called "On Writing." I am certainly no Stephen King so I will limit my comments to my own personal experience. I have written...
    lasergraph lasergraph
    61-65, M
    2 Responses Apr 15
    I've felt with the constant ups and downs for as long as I can remember. I used to think it was just hormones when I was growing up, I wanted it to be hormones. in my 3rd year of...
    wanderlustxxx0 wanderlustxxx0
    18-21, F
    Apr 14
    I battle with depression,OCD,Anxiety and SPD (Schizotypal Personality Disorder). I had some hallucinations too. Having mental disorders is a very sad thing,i wish i was normal :(
    Batwoman1968 Batwoman1968
    18-21, F
    Apr 14
    Hey there! i have this disorder since i was 13. I started to have a strange behaviour and weird thoughts. My obsession with death and sick things got worse,i don't think it's a...
    Batwoman1968 Batwoman1968
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 14
    At Age 12, I started skipping maybe 1-3 lunch breaks a week. It was innocuous. At 14, when I skipped lunch daily, it stooped being innocuous. When I start feeling like I needed to...
    AsYetNameless AsYetNameless
    13-15, T
    Apr 14
    A year ago I attempted suicide for the first time. I don't remember exactly what the reason was at the time but it had to do with my parents and my life being screwed up in the...
    abby3333333 abby3333333
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Apr 13
    After 2 years of being absolutely fine, I have relapsed into my old ways, don't even recognise myself anymore.
    breakersflow breakersflow
    18-21, F
    Apr 13
    Folks, I've been suffering from this disorder since I was a teenager. I'm 46 now. I'm currently in remission. Here's my regimen: no nightshades, animal products, chocolate...
    jenn25601 jenn25601
    46-50, F
    1 Response Apr 11
    I was just diagnosed at age 45. What the heck is going to happen to me?
    Noraathompson Noraathompson
    41-45, F
    4 Responses Apr 11
    I have nightmares every time I don't sleep with someone next to me. This has happened for fourteen years, and I've never told my parents about it. I just want to move in with my...
    Panpenguin Panpenguin
    18-21, F
    1 Response Apr 10
    I suppose this is where I can speak freely, not revealing my identity. Honestly, writing about my life, a stupid, sob story, I feel skeptical about it. Not knowing if anyone cares...
    Aselfconsciousturtle Aselfconsciousturtle
    13-15, F
    Apr 10
    I don't know what category this falls under but I'm just going to say it. She doesn't know how much I love her. She has the power to change my whole mood. Sometimes that's a good...
    BeesSneeze BeesSneeze
    16-17, F
    Apr 10
    After years of deleting my profile and moving on from this site convincing myself I didnt need it anymore, here I am in the same group that got me started. I'm glad to see this...
    livefree93 livefree93
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 10
    I have anorexia and I'm trying to recover, but it's so hard. For every small step I take forward, I seem to have a bigger setback after that undoes my progress. I want to get...
    Silent711 Silent711
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 9
    Its funny.........my mom always thought I just had a wild imagination. Turned out it wasn't exactly that. It wasn't til I was 14 I realized what it was. First time Ace came out was...
    Ace43262 Ace43262
    22-25, F
    Apr 9
    9 alters and I wish I didn't have them, but at the same time I love them. Jade- sexual Unknown- sassy, sarcastic, smart *** Goldie- laughs at everything Sadie- bipolar, easily...
    wolftherianGrace wolftherianGrace
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
    FOR THE LOVE OF GOD I CANNOT JUST FIX MY EATING DISORDER I FKING CAN'T IF I TOLD SOMEONE TO JUST STOP BEING DEPRESSED OR JUST STOP HAVING ANXIETY ATTACKS I WOULD BE A FKING A...
    Indigo27 Indigo27
    16-17, F
    3 Responses Apr 8
    I'm new to this page. My doctor suggested I try and find an online support group. So here I am. Is there anyone here who has been diagnosed with Body Dysmorphic Disorder, An Eating...
    LoopsieLou LoopsieLou
    22-25, F
    Apr 7
    I am finally doing well enough to move out to my own apartment I think and living with my mom has really stunk the last little while but my mom said that if I move out there is no...
    ParanoidGirl ParanoidGirl
    26-30
    Apr 7
    Bad experiences coming out as DID: Family (at first!!) *Some* people at school (but I didn't really come out to them I guess, they just noticed or something) Fiancé's family...
    Indigo27 Indigo27
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 7
    I don't know what it is like to feel normal anymore. The pain of being humiliated is to much some days. I try to explain to people that it is a disorder and not bad hygiene. That...
    marylou1967 marylou1967
    46-50, F
    Apr 6
    My neighbours constantly put complaints in about my family, we aren't loud or messy or anything. Most recently, my neighbours on the other side had a party that lasted well into...
    Imnotok2 Imnotok2
    18-21, F
    Apr 6
    3 months in. I've had a lot of good days, I've had more bad. The more time that passes, the good days happen more frequently & the bad days happen less. I find I'm able to deal...
    kchristine7 kchristine7
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Apr 5
    social anxiety, where do i start? lets just say this condition is messing up my life. i havnt ate lunch at school in 3 months cause i cant decide where to sit, or cause im afraid...
    alyssapenn32 alyssapenn32
    13-15, F
    4 Responses Apr 4
    I have never had dreams that I remembered. until almost 5 year's 1 week before my birthday I had a nightmare about my closest family member passing away in so much detail I woke up...
    Christopherheath777 Christopherheath777
    18-21, M
    Apr 4
    Hey.. I am pretty sure I have MPD.. I have all the symptoms and voices in my head telling me stuff and commenting on things I do. I am here for anyone who wants to talk about it.
    wolftherianGrace wolftherianGrace
    13-15, F
    Apr 4
    Does anyone else constantly try to hide their trich? I feel like no one understands and my parents don't believe it's a real disorder. I have basically no eyelashes and I buy eye...
    kellyu22 kellyu22
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Apr 3
    I don't have any anymore thank God. I used to have them as a kid and they were scary to me that I thought it would happen in real life. I had them for weeks about my neighbor...
    Niceguy890 Niceguy890
    26-30, M
    Apr 3
    Fighting personality- Sapphire Naughty personality- Jade Protective personality- Jackson Depressed personality- Red Dark personality- Dal Funny personality- Chester Small...
    wolftherianGrace wolftherianGrace
    13-15, F
    Apr 2
    I'm not gonna go into detail because it's late, but I am suffering from bad derealiseation... It has gotten worse over the past year or two. I even start doubting my friends and...
    CrazyMetalPunk CrazyMetalPunk
    13-15, F
    Apr 2
    Because of genetic disorder I was born with, my skull is deformed. Which, as a result, is making a bone push on my optic nerve making my eye appear "lazy". It has brought me...
    Cassynsmith Cassynsmith
    22-25, F
    Apr 1
    Tonight, three of my alters killed themselves. It's horrible. Jake cried. For the first time in his life, the first time since we were six years old, Jake, the protector, cried...
    Indigo27 Indigo27
    16-17, F
    1 Response Apr 1
    I see a lot of groups about against child abuse and I'm with that 100%. I see so many posts where a child lives in fear from their parents. Verbal abuse is the worse.But what if it...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Apr 1
    I have had depression for years and i haven't been able to tell my parents and sister. Then a few weeks ago I found out that I have BPD (Borderline Personality Disorder) and ever...
    KittyLoverForever KittyLoverForever
    13-15, F
    1 Response Apr 1
    I haven't been diagnosed with anorexia but I think I'm anorexic. I starve myself and if I do eat I make myself throw it up. Just the thought of eating disgusts me. Food brings fat...
    justmadison justmadison
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Apr 1
    Suffered with PTSD for a number of years now. Never gets easier just over the course of maybe four days hardly any sleep due to this that by day 4 you crash out then it starts...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Mar 31
    Yesterday I had the worst experience on Facebook ever after 8 years using it. A post on my timeline was screen captured by someone on my friendlist and sent to a popular Facebook...
    Candace2Min Candace2Min
    22-25, F
    Mar 30
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