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I Have Nightmares

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    Usually it's weird panicky ones,

    when I look back at them they don't seem scary but right then I'm stressed and anxious. Wake up and I'm late to school, but never get there. Naked in public and trying to find clothes/underwear. Running from something big and unknown but can't run (legs too heavy/ can't move...
    maroonmonsterchip maroonmonsterchip 13-15, F Dec 4, 2015

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    I was wondering about an instance I had a

    couple of years ago. if anybody would have any information on what this could be. Me and my husband lived with my two kids in his parents house along with his brother and his 6 kids. We both were jolted awake at the same exact time from the same disturbance. It sounded as if...
    PumpkinMa PumpkinMa 26-30, F Dec 4, 2015

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    messed up nightmares

    that wake me up to my body shivering. and then i need a lot of time to calm myself down
    sadcookiemonster sadcookiemonster 18-21, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I get them every night,

    I wright in a journal about them, sometimes about my teeth falling out, chased through a city by gunmen, being lost, confused, or unprepared, and being naked in public or somehow embarrassed. One time I had a wet dream that was also a nightmare.
    deathday deathday 16-17, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I had a terrible last night

    that I ended up screaming and god I didn't sleep at all. Part of it i lost my boyfriend to murder, than I just kept dying. Three deaths that happen that night was suicide, died from starvation, died in my sleep. I can't sleep anymore, I don't feel safe at all at night.
    BooBear99 BooBear99 22-25, F 4 Responses Jan 8, 2015

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    I was walking in the woods,

    I know i was on some kinda quest. Then I seen a older looking African indian I new instantly thats who i was looking for so i quietly followed him through the woods and it slowly turned to swamp, thats when I realized I was barefoot and became hesitant of walking in the mud but...
    bunnydisaster77 bunnydisaster77 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 7, 2015

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    I have nightmares both in my sleep

    and real life that involve seeing the true nature of others. Sad when you find out people aren't who you thought they were. I'm just disappointed and mad at almost everyone here at school. I just want to graduate university, go to grad school then possibly get married and live a...
    XxLoveInTheDarkxX XxLoveInTheDarkxX 18-21 Sep 5, 2015

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    I can't go back to sleep,

    too many nightmares.
    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2 31-35, F 5 Responses Dec 12, 2015

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    Never again will I close my eyes Only to

    witness the painful lies Never again will I go through the pain But all my efforts have been lost in vain You told me you cared You told me you loved me But in the end you were the one who left me You used to say close your eyes and dream of us But never again will I dream...
    Sk13k Sk13k 13-15, F 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    EarlPhantomhive EarlPhantomhive 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 18, 2015

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    Just woke up to the scariest dream I have had

    in a long time... I'm so scared and can't fall back to sleep because I know I'll start dreaming the same thing again. :( Ahh I need to think happy thoughts!
    deleted deleted 26-30 4 Responses Feb 20, 2015

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    Evil Russell Brand. Are you sure you want to

    know about my scariest dreams? Oh okay then, if you think you're brave enough...go right ahead. But be warned, what you're about to read may be shocking to some people, if you're one of those sensitive types you might want to cover your ears and eyes for this. These...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M 1 Response Nov 27, 2015

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    I have been having really bad dreams

    for the past week or 2 so bad that I've been waking up in the middle of the night with my heart pounding. I can't even go back to bed for a few hours after because I'm scared I'll have another bad dream. This feels weird is this even normal...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 5, 2015

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    It's 4 AM and I've had the same nightmare again

    :// I don't know why this keeps happening! Wide awake again and super scared. Darn it
    TheSongPlaysWithin TheSongPlaysWithin 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 4, 2015

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    I have had the same nightmare

    since i was a little kid, never had a diffrent one than that. Is something wrong?? I wake up screaming and punching the wall, like i panic. Does anyone have the same way? Like only one nightmare over and over for years? Anyone know why?:)
    Tommern Tommern 18-21, M 3 Responses Oct 8, 2015

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    Cherbelle Cherbelle 41-45, F 3 Responses Jul 7, 2015

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    I dreamt of taking my own life,

    everything was so vivid. I saw myself poisoning myself and then cutting my veins. I felt dizzy and knew I am dying. I regretted my decision and knowing that death was inevitable for me, I prepared myself to die. I'm awake now and realised that I'm still alive but it's so scary...
    avatar1990 avatar1990 22-25, M 3 Responses Apr 10, 2015

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    I usually don't but I been having them lately

    and I end up crying afterwards, ugh it sucks. but glad I got to sleep well last night
    bloodyzombie19 bloodyzombie19 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 29, 2015

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    It seems like I have them a lot lately.

    The man who sexually abused me has been dead for years but he still makes his way into the back of my mind when I sleep. At least once a week I have to throw up these bad dreams. I almost fear sleeping and it makes me tired all the time. It's been worse since my ex left. I...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    ;_;

    So I'm up with a beer writing this at 2 am probably won't be able to go back to sleep. I don't think I can paint the stark picture perfectly but I'll try anyway. I've been having these strange recurring nightmares for the past 6 years. They have to do with my family and sometimes...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Apr 6, 2013

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    I had A nightmare last night &

    when I woke up in A cold puddle of my own sweat in the middle of the night I remembered it very vividly, I actually enjoyed it though & wanted to go back to sleep so I could see how the rest of the story panned out. Does anyone else enjoy having nightmares or is it just me being...
    Workingclassman Workingclassman 31-35, M 2 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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    Most of the time, i dream about ****

    that happened in my past, reliving it over and over, but the past couple nights, i have had a new dream. Always the same and I remember almost all the details. It makes me wonder if I could ever be a killer or kill someone. I dont mean as me either. In the dream, i am watching...
    lilbit33 lilbit33 22-25, F Jun 19, 2015

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    Another night mare tonight.

    . I was supposed to write it down but I'm not gonna do that.... It was so real. Like it was right there, happening to me. Then I woke up, had a panic attack, and then I cried myself back to sleep.
    littlegirll95 littlegirll95 18-21, F Dec 16, 2015

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    Nightmares are a horrible thing.

    ..looks like I won't be sleeping much.. :(
    yoru1234 yoru1234 16-17, F 3 Responses Jan 8

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    The one from last night isn't the worst I've had

    but it reminded me of the sand demon nightmare I had when I was five. In this one is about demonic spiders and they were huge. They talked too. I just remember being in this place where I'm walking down to somewhere and I open a door. Then the dream fasts forwards ahead of me...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, T Dec 22, 2015

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    zolpidem tartrate. never again.

    i havent slept properly for 2 weeks and now that i havent taken it for a week i keep having the worst nightmares ive ever had. tonight i dreamt of living in my flat and going to school while trying to sort out my studies. i was on my way to the campus and chatting with someone...
    hollowmirage hollowmirage 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 24, 2015

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    Last night I had one of my reoccurring

    nightmares that my teeth become loose and fall out. Since they are my adult teeth, I'm stuck with missing teeth. Every time I have this dream I wake up terrified. I'm not sure where they are coming from or what they are about, but they seriously freak me out.
    tinkbell1 tinkbell1 18-21, F 3 Responses 1 day ago

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    Tonight has been hell on my sleep!

    Just curious what people do to help themselves go back to sleep? For me if I go right back it tends to start up Again where it left off which is horrid or I end up keeping myself up and then can no longer go back to sleep! Ugh. Would love some advice on what you do to help...
    Poison89 Poison89 26-30, F 4 Responses Jan 4

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    So often because of my medication,

    it's usually people getting killed and then I wake up and I'm crying and whimpering and It sucks and I hate when there is no way to check on the people in your dreams so you just have to lay there trying to calm down and convince yourself they are alright because it was just a...
    lilqueenbee lilqueenbee 18-21, F 6 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    Are you ever afraid to fall asleep

    because you have bad dreams when you do? I do. I wish I could control what I dream about. I at least have some control over my thoughts when I am awake but NONE when I am asleep. And the same bad dreams over and over. I am so sick of it.
    strawberyblond strawberyblond 70+, F 1 Response Jan 18

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    Well... nightmares by my standards.

    Monsters, man or otherwise never could haunt my dreams properly. My nightmares are of a different kind, and so often, they share one common theme. An empty frozen beach, far up north. Alone. The wind cuts into me, empties me, and there is never anyone there. The seas are filled...
    themanoflegends themanoflegends 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 29

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    Last few nights I've had nightmares.

    First time I've had them since I was very young. I find them scary but fascinating. They felt so real and I felt so much emotion in them!
    WhiskeyRoger369 WhiskeyRoger369 18-21, M Jan 6, 2015

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    This **** is starting to get ridiculous :/.

    My nightmares are really starting to **** me the hell off. It's like the last one but ******* different. I got kidnapped for some reason and all I remember if that I was held in this chamber made of concrete, with no door. The guy who kidnaps me has deep blue eyes and black hair...
    odessa94 odessa94 18-21, T Dec 24, 2015

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    I keep having the same nightmare over

    and over again, in my nightmare my dad tries to kill me, this nightmare stems from the abuse he caused when I was a kid, I have P.T.S.D because of it. For some reason I can't get rid of those memories in my head, there have been times where I would be sleeping then I would...
    MysticArtemis MysticArtemis 31-35, M 1 Response Jan 8

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    So same nightmare again.

    I see I am in a room full of people, never seen them before. Some are torturing the others. I see two people are skinning a guy who is screaming senselessly. Another one is lying in a bench, tied to it and something is about to happen with him i guess as i see someone is...
    divinitydragon divinitydragon 26-30, M 7 Responses Feb 27, 2015

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    it's my own damn fault

    for overthinking right before i go to bed..... and stressing out about literally everything. i put others way before myself, because i really don't care about myself much...... but, i want apologies. when i'm in the wrong, i will give my most heartfelt apology. but when others...
    randomgirl42 randomgirl42 18-21, F 5 Responses Dec 28, 2015

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    I've been having them more

    and more frequently and they really scare me
    EssScissorHands EssScissorHands 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 1, 2015

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    I'm really sad! I keep having nightmares!

    I don't need a reminder I was raped!!!
    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2 31-35, F 10 Responses Sep 21, 2015

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    I have been having dreams about my parents

    trying to kill me again. these are recurring dreams different scenarios but always the same they want to cause me harm especially my mother. she's the main one inciting not only my father to kill me but my brothers as well she gives them guns to shoot me with and i enn up...
    Abbenburnner Abbenburnner 56-60, M Jan 21

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    I keep having these weird nightmares,

    I'll try my best to explain it. So I wake up as a completely different person, in a totally different family, I don't even know my name, Im completely confused, I wake up, eat breakfast and go to school, which I have no idea who anyone is, but people who are supposedly "my...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 8, 2015

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    damn these dreams i hate THEM i really all my

    dreams are nightmares i can't get any sleep anymore there always about death that's it nothing else it doesn't matter.as soon as i fall asleep i dreaming of the people, people dying animals dying everything is dead the horrid smell the corpses and thousands of files buzz and...
    burnner burnner 56-60, M 2 Responses Nov 30, 2015

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    Nightmare....

    The worst dream I had ever had... was it started with the... outside of my grandmother's house.. Right, when I was about to go inside... that's where I heard a scream... "Hey! Stop that thing!" My head moved toward the direction of the sound... but the next thing I knew, I saw a...
    ChessHottie ChessHottie 22-25, F 14 Responses May 15, 2013

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    Classroom

    I'm in a corridor. A man directs me to a room. I'm uncomfortable but I follow. When he opens the door, I see them there. They're sitting in their desks staring back at me. And they're hideous. I see a boy in a varsity jacket with with what seems like unnaturally green craggy skin...
    antiflash antiflash 22-25, T 7 Responses Aug 12, 2013

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    I just had one that could be realistic.

    . It was regarding my 11 year old sister who was trick or treating in the neighborhood but I couldn't find her. I came up to a parked truck in the middle of the road and my sister was in there in the passenger seat, kind of lifelessly like she was passed out It was kind of clear...
    akaShaun akaShaun 18-21, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    Every night Ive been having nightmares,

    ever since I watched The Exorcist last week. Before that I never had dreams every night. I have about three or four weird ones every night.And my dreams have nothing to do with exorcisms. They are weird and scary. People flying over my head. People instantly growing white...
    ChelseaMonroe ChelseaMonroe 22-25, F Dec 3, 2015

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