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I Have Nightmares

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    Shapeless Demon

    I used to have a dream in which I would wake up and be resting on my bed. The only reason I knew I was dreaming was that there was never any sound or temperature. Upon trying to move in the dream I would feel an incredible spiritual pressure weighing me down, it was so powerful I...
    Dante85 Dante85 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 4, 2010

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    Sick Dreams

    Ever have a dream so horrifying that you can barely scream in it? That robs you of your breathe, not only in the dream, but also when you wake up? Something that can haunt you the entire day, leave you feeling sick, keep you from any form of comfort? Makes the day feel so quiet...
    JollyDevittaRoger JollyDevittaRoger 22-25, M 9 Responses Dec 19, 2009

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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've been having this same nightmare theme over

    and over again. There's this girl who is just there in the background of all of my themes. She slowly eats away at me. She literally takes chunks off of me and eats them. I always try to fight her but it never works. I've punched, kicked, I even choked her before. Nothing works...
    jasonpw jasonpw 16-17, M 1 Response 4 days ago

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    I have nightmares I was at my house

    and my mom was sick and this other man was sick too but I didn't know the man but I helped him anyways so my mom was upstairs and the man was downstairs and my mom said to go make her soup or something to eat and I was like ok and then the man downstairs told me go get me...
    vivian31745 vivian31745 13-15, F 2 Responses Feb 22

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    For a Long Time

    i have had nightmares for a long time... i think the first one i had was the first time i saw my mom and dad get into a fight i think that i was about 6 or seven. my brother usd to know about the nightmares he used to have them too. we made a deal.... he would always stay in my...
    imXhereXbutXyouXdontXseeXme imXhereXbutXyouXdontXseeXme 18-21, F 7 Responses Mar 12, 2008

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    Killing People

    I see lots of dreams about death, but it's never me who is dying. The most common ones are some people close to me dying and their loved one's coming after me. For example one dream where me and my sister went swimming and she drowned. After that her boyfriend called to me...
    Fearofsilence Fearofsilence 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 11, 2010

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    I know there's someone watching from the bottom

    of my bed! I don't know who is hiding there I can only see his head! I want to put the light on... But I'm too afraid to try! He might reach out and grab me I think I'm gonna CRY!!!!!!!!!!šŸ˜¢
    Sandyshaw13 Sandyshaw13 36-40, F 1 Response Mar 24

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    I Have Nightmares, Often.

    I dream often, almost every night. And some of these Dreams and Pleasant, other's funny, and other's down right strange. But because I dream very often, I also get nightmares.My most Recent nightmare involved me in a backwater town, as if some sort of world ApocalypseĀ happened...
    catboydale catboydale 22-25, M Jul 16, 2012

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    My Nightmare

    When I was young and little and it doesnt happen now but you will never know what hits him but if this will re occur I will get help involved so dont worry...I was brutally abused by my father,and made me suffer for a long long time and it made me terrified of middle aged...
    ImMichaelJacksonBad ImMichaelJacksonBad 18-21, F 4 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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    I Get Nightmares Sometimes..

    When i was little i used to have a recuring nightmare that someone wanted to murder me..i used to dream that men would come up the stairs in my house and stab me to death and no one would even know....i couldn't sleep alone for ages and even when i did and sometimes even now i...
    followthewhiterabbit followthewhiterabbit 22-25, F 5 Responses Mar 2, 2009

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    I Have Nightmares Svnoyi Ganiyegv So I had

    this dream last night, in the middle of quite a fitful sleep... I see this dark figure in front of me, never clear enough to see. There is that familiar yellowish glow; I feel terror from His presence. Unlike some of my other dreams, I hear my crying, my begging Him to...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    I had a nightmare during my nap today

    that really disturbed me. As a little backstory, I've been struggling in my relationship with God lately. Anyways in the nightmare I had decided to take a break from God completely and go check out what it was like to serve some pagan gods. So I switch from god to god but I...
    PinkMellow PinkMellow 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 15

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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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    Last night, when I went to bed,

    I checked my iPod time, it was 2:14am, I don't even remember laying my head on my pillow after that, the next thing I remember, I was awake in the bathroom, I was leaving infront of the mirror and my little 3 year old brother was crying really really loud, I went to his room and...
    HikariOkaga HikariOkaga 16-17, M 2 Responses Jan 30

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    Sadly I still have nightmares about my past.

    It's been happening since I was 6. On the brighter note, I've taught myself to not scream out or thrash around in bed. Helps me hide them better and not worry anyone.
    AlphaMay05 AlphaMay05 18-21, M Dec 27, 2013

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    kaye23e kaye23e 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    I have nightmares on a regular basis.

    They started in October 2013, when I was having a really rough time in my life. I dream about being stabbed, torched, assaulted, strangled to death, raped, chased, cut, attacked (by my family or by fake people who are happy when I struggle). My dreams are "bloody", with the...
    ListenerTalker ListenerTalker 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 1

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    My nightmares are bizarre,

    i'm either in some warped version of Walt Disney World being forced into going in to the Haunted Mansion or going through various places where I grew up or live in now and having to deal with people from my past who were either my previous enemies or have always been plotting...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 27

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    Disaster Nightmares

    I'm not sure if this is a group more intended to share individual nightmares or if it is to get comfort from the situation of constantly recurring nightmares.  Mine come in patches where for a while I don't dream/don't remember dreams and then I have rough patches of...
    spelunker spelunker 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 19, 2010

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    Okay so, I know that most people aren't going

    to read this, or even bother trying, but thanks to anyone who does.... So, back a few months ago, there was a pretty bad situation and it left me emotionally scarred. It involved my (ex) boyfriend, James, and my best friend Danny. James honestly scarred me. People keep telling...
    yourguardianangel9613 yourguardianangel9613 16-17, F 2 Responses Feb 18

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    He died of cancer on his 18th birthday.

    I dream of his dead bald corpse hands around my throat.
    PansLabyrinth PansLabyrinth 36-40, F 1 day ago

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    alycox97 alycox97 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 13

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    Gunman

    I had a nightmare last night that my husband and my two kids and I were at a school just standing outside, when a man pulls up in a car. He jumps out and starts yelling and screaming at everyone. He then takes out a gun and starts shooting at everyone. Everyone starts running...
    HurricaneLeia HurricaneLeia 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 13, 2009

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    These nightmares. they are haunting me.

    dark, evil ..sweet nightmares. i wake up and my whole body hurts. i can't move. i feel exhausted like i never slept at all. sometimes i open my eyes in my sleep, and i don't know if i am dreaming or if its real trapped in my own body. watching, feeling strange feelings , but...
    LeeLeeLuvzCookies LeeLeeLuvzCookies 13-15, F 6 Responses Feb 20

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    My Death

    For the past 3 weeks, I have been dreaming of myself dying. It's been happening every night. Each night it gets scarier. And I always die outside somehow. Once I was laying in the road and couldn't get up, another time I was hanging by my thumbs in my garage, another time I fell...
    deleted deleted 26-30 8 Responses Jun 13, 2011

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    One Night: My Nightmare My subconsciousness

    opens up to the darkest blackness, yet I am keenly aware of every exaggerated sound around me... footsteps, doors opening and closing, keys, running water, the crackling of a fire. I can feel my breathing, shallow, and my pulse, racing, as if to run from the One who will destroy...
    ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi ahyokaatuyastanvusdayvhvsgi 36-40, F Mar 26

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    Hello, I just had a nightmare.

    I am typing this as I just woke up. So I can remember most of the details. I went to my old school for lunch, I did not have a reason but I did anyway. And during lunch this huge giant creature started attacking the school. Killing and destroying everything in its path. And at...
    Toastland Toastland 13-15, T 1 Response 5 days ago

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    Nightmares

    Yes I do have nightmares , more terrifying than anything .More like regurgitated memories .These are awful , they sit all day in the back of my mind where I keep them under lock and key and then out of the blue they wait till I close my eyes to get some sleep , and break out like...
    softkitti softkitti 22-25, F 9 Responses Jan 19, 2011

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    I had a nightmare last night- So I sk^pe with

    my friend nearly every night and we end up falling asleep on it, well anyway I had a weird nightmare. I was asleep, but in my nightmare/dream I was awake and in bed, with my earphones in, listening to my friend speaking to me through sk^pe. Then I started feeling my back shake...
    ImChelsea ImChelsea 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have had the same nightmares

    for a while and it gets annoying and tiresome waking up in the middle of the night, every night breathing heavily over something that happened a while ago or that never happened.
    Roflcash4 Roflcash4 13-15, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    Inside

    the girl inside me is broken, she has been crushed to many times, so please heed my caution, that one more break, may be all it takes. to shatter her to pieces..
    Hecate574 Hecate574 18-21, F May 10, 2013

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    Lately my dreams involve people having their

    limbs violently cut off. The first dream was too strange and disturbing for me to want to even think about. It would have been hell of a horror movie. I love blood and gore in movies, but that scared the **** out of me. Last night's dream wasn't as bad, but it still was a little...
    puberro puberro 70+, F Mar 31

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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 18-21, F 18 Responses May 15, 2013

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    Reason #42 of things I miss from my

    marriage: The comfort of that arm jetting out of the darkness to comfort me when the nightmares violently wake me and leave me shaking! Alone in bed...illogically terrified...I'm awake...I know it was "just a dream"...so why am I still shaking so?...
    acc6isme acc6isme 41-45, F Mar 1

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    My baby died at 21 weeks.

    I have nightmares of seeing my husband with such grief on his face holding her. Now those dreams are mixed with a new ending of our best friend getting eaten by a shark (he died that way) and I feel his fear and can't ever stop it from happening.
    aussiegirl2014 aussiegirl2014 26-30, F Feb 14

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    I wish I didn't have to be this way.

    I want it to stop. I just want it all to finally stop.
    Ashclo Ashclo 22-25, F Feb 11

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    Most Leave Me Shaking And Close To Tears...

    Most of my dreams involve me and a couple close friends in a post apocalyptic situation where there's nothing but desert and a building or two. More recently, they've been taking place at my school. It's been overrun by demons, there's been a shooting, and sometimes even rape...
    AngelxOfxInsanity AngelxOfxInsanity 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    Lava

    My nightmare was about a volcano erupting. Lava was flowing across the world and destroying everything in its path!
    liuxufei liuxufei 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 4, 2013

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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 7 Responses Mar 16

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    A Christian Girl Died After Having Nightmares

    RIPChelsea, previously known as ub40fan, (and now got deleted) had nightmares for 3 weeks, dreaming about her death. At least 2 of these dreams involved her garage, and her body discovered by her mom when she died in it. It was June 13 when she shared that. June 15th midnight...
    Excellency Excellency 26-30, M 1 Response Jun 23, 2011

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    The Demons

    I hate the tormented demons of my darkest dreams. They pierce me with their razored fingernails and taunt me with their demonic laughter. I wish that I could leave them in the darkness but some days they follow me into the light.
    fungirlmmm fungirlmmm 41-45, F 2 Responses May 7, 2011

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    Just last night, I had one of the most

    frightening dreams I've had in awhile. I dreamt that I was being chased by Michael Meyers, and he was killing off everyone I loved or knew. Some people sacrificed themselves so that I could get away, and I tried--I tried so hard. He kicked down doors, he leapt across streets...
    PseudoNymph PseudoNymph 22-25, F 2 Responses Mar 18

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    Hi I'm new here. Had the worst nights sleep

    ever, nightmares all night. Found out one of my childhood friends passed away yesterday at just 34 leaving 3 small kids behind. It has unsettled me so much. My mind is racing... Horrible :(
    blossy blossy 31-35, F Mar 15

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    As a kid, this was a nightmare to me.

    As I grew older and had much more terrifying nightmares this merely became a dream but here it is. My brother, mother, sister and I were at this nice hotel with an outdoor pool. I was swimming with my siblings on a sunny day but my feet started controlling themselves, walking...
    Nachodabeast Nachodabeast 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 21

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    I have these vivid dreams of everyone I love

    dying around me. I am always spared in the end but I feel as if that is the worst part of the dream. Every night is a terror for me. I set my alarm for every 2 hours so I never enter REM sleep, where nightmares occur.
    allykate27 allykate27 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    You Never Have Bad Dreams At A Friends House.

    I was running from a girl with really long finger nails, running out of this house and the girl was behind me I was with a group of people I was the last person in the back of the group, she finally caught up to me,Ā she grabbed my shirt and pulled me back and scratched my...
    sickbeast13 sickbeast13 18-21 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    Scary... :(

    I have nightmares often. They're scary. People die. A lot. In very disturbing ways. Sometimes I hate going to sleep because I'm scared of what I'll see next... 
    kleisse kleisse 22-25, F 9 Responses Aug 19, 2008

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    I just had a terrible nightmare.

    I dreamt that someone was banging on the door. But that they wouldn't say who they were or anything when I ask. When I look out the peephole it's my teenage sister's boyfriend. But I can only see the top of his hair...until I notice someone else's hair behind him. I suddenly...
    hmmngbrd hmmngbrd 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    The nightmare I had the night

    before was me being lost in a foreign country after having my friend abandon me. I had lost my phone, passport and wallet and I was stressing out about how I would survive and how I'd get out of the predicament. I felt helpless, lost and lonely.
    dannyjc93 dannyjc93 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 11

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    Dead And Dying

    Because of my past, every single night since I was 4 (I'm 41 now), I have watched myself die in some of the most gruesome and horrific ways imaginable. I rarely sleep longer than hours at a time because the dreams are so vivid and graphic. It's turned me morbid and often...
    Valdaine Valdaine 41-45, M 4 Responses Dec 3, 2013

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    I hardly ever get a good sleep.

    I used to be so peaceful now I wake up sweating and out of breath. My nightmares keep me from sleeping so I stay up until I can't keep my eyes open.
    lilburden lilburden 13-15, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I always had vivid dreams

    but after my son was born they have become extremely vivid and when I wake up I remember them. I had serious, serious nightmares last night I woke up and had to question was that all a dream? Why can't I have dreams of some husky hunk whisking me away! Lol
    funsnowgal funsnowgal 22-25, F 2 Responses a week ago

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    Ok well I had a dream just

    now that it was basically the same time it is (1:00am) and I for some reason couldn't sleep and I tried to turn on my light but it didn't work so I went to try to turn on the hall light - guess what - didn't work so I went into my moms room and told her and kept bugging until...
    nwells nwells 13-15, M Feb 5

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    Related Experiences

    I have a different one every single night. Last week I had a nightmare that I was in the middle of nowhere, where many many people were being held captive and hostage, being...
    treasureforever treasureforever 18-21, F 2 Responses Mar 28

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    More often that not and not just at school either, but in other places as well. Sometimes i'm not even nude in them, sometimes i'm wearing a variety of embarrassing costumes or...
    Monstermaster13 Monstermaster13 22-25, M Mar 28

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    It's 4am here & am awoken by yet another nightmare. I have nightmares all the time! I go through phases probably every month/2months when I'll have nothing but bad dreams for a...
    FeelAlone75 FeelAlone75 36-40, F 1 Response 20 hrs ago