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I Have Nightmares

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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...
    LeeLeeKhaleesi LeeLeeKhaleesi 13-15, F 5 Responses Feb 20, 2014

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    I have constant nightmares.

    Everytime I go to sleep I dream about my anxiety. I'd still rather sleep than be awake.
    mysteryhatcat mysteryhatcat 18-21, F Jan 22

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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 16-17, F 4 Responses Jan 8

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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...
    TheBigKahuna1983 TheBigKahuna1983 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 29, 2014

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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 16-17, M Jan 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, 2014

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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 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 23, 2012

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    Ahhh **** nightmares.

    Y do we even have them. I don't want anymore of them.
    Thatrandompersonme1 Thatrandompersonme1 16-17, M 1 Response Jan 3

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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...
    yossarian1944 yossarian1944 26-30, M 2 Responses Apr 26, 2014

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    Top 3 Nightmares That I Can Remember...

    3rd worst, was in early teen years, recently saw the movie The Lost Boys....and was at a beach at night. Then all of a sudden I was on a boat in the middle of the ocean, I can't swim, just swooping up'n'down with the waves far away from shore. then I hear a wings flapping but can...
    2ph1 2ph1 31-35, M 1 Response Aug 10, 2013

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    In the middle of the night I awoke

    hyperventilating. This hasn't happened in 6 months. I was more surprised than frightened. In my dream I was allowing a man I am attracted to in real life to touch me in a non-sexual way. We were in a treehouse in front of a silent TV watching images born of my own creation. He...
    anhonestmouse anhonestmouse 31-35, F 1 Response Jan 13

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    Its been 14 yrs since she dumped me.

    Then too i loved her like hell. Now m getting news tht shes getting married!!! Now i just had a nightmare wer i m stoping n cryin mad to beh her not to move out of the country and not get married!!! Help me guys. Plus m married n had this afffair
    cluelessboy cluelessboy 41-45, M Dec 6, 2014

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    Im at the point now that i have nightmares

    so frequently that the thought of sleep while i know i desperately need it is something i wish i could avoid permanently i dont know what to do are there any techniques or something i could do to not have them idk..
    Lathor Lathor 22-25, M 3 Responses Nov 20, 2014

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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 Apocalypse happened...
    catboydale catboydale 22-25, M Jul 16, 2012

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    So I'm slowing down on things I know trigger me.

    Trying to not get the flashbacks like I used to anymore. ...but my stupid head took this as an opportunity to give me more intense nightmares to make up for not having flashbacks. I hate my head.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 1 Response 3 days ago

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    So it's 5:33 am and I woke up screaming

    and crying. I had a dreadful nightmare that I'm so afraid to go back to sleep in fear ill have another nightmare. Ill tell you my night mare..... It took place at an Indian restaurant with my mom sis and I. people where mourning the victims in India who were murdered but they...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2014

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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 2 Responses Jan 13, 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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    Lava

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

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    Not really because I'm careful like

    if it's dark I stay out of the shower and watch nothing scary but when I do have nightmares that remind me of the ghosts in my grandmas house and always a black blob that my mom and aunt have all seen in dreams and are different with it but it's horrible that I know ghost are...
    JuwonJ216 JuwonJ216 18-21, M Jul 17, 2014

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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 2 Responses Dec 1, 2014

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    last night i had a weird dream

    that kind of nightmare. middle of the night i just woke up cuz i heard two girls were talking like so serious in my room. firstly i thought they are my roommate and her friend then i realize they were talking to each other in my country language. so i was so paranoid and try...
    angely24789 angely24789 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 23, 2014

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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 5 Responses Mar 16, 2014

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    It is funny, I always have these kinds of

    nightmares before exams, not after !! So, last night, I dreamt that I am trying to reach the exam hall - Now in reality, I have a little fear of high places, it is not too much, but I do realise that I have an unusual fear because I keep thinking I am gonna fall off and it is...
    MissGaga MissGaga 22-25, F 1 Response Dec 8, 2014

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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 15 Responses May 15, 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 16-17, M 1 Response Nov 1, 2014

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    There getting worse, I don't know why,

    he's suddenly taken over me and my mind all over again, I haven't seen or heard from him in 6 years and now out of the blue....nightmares, triggers, flashback, fear...I can't help but feel that something bad is going to happen soon.
    lostgirl2001 lostgirl2001 13-15, F 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I don't want to go to sleep.

    Every time I've gone to sleep for the last week I've had nightmares that wake me up. Even when I'm napping. Now even going to bed makes me anxious. This is getting absurd.
    infintessimal infintessimal 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 18, 2014

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    Just give me one night.

    Just one night. Ill be happy
    NewBeginnings5 NewBeginnings5 22-25 3 Responses 14 hrs ago

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    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F Dec 4, 2014

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    Every weekend I take a long nap

    for all the hours of sleep I have lost during the week. Its usually 2 hours or so. For a couple of years now I've been getting nightmares in BROAD DAYLIGHT those 2 hours are hell in my sleep. Lately it's a broken car. A flat tire or a car that won't stop moving. I have a mini...
    dailydreamer70 dailydreamer70 22-25, M 4 days ago

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    First time I've had a bad dream and Now I don't

    want to sleep what do I do :(
    wisey86 wisey86 22-25, M 1 Response Dec 5, 2014

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    Right now I just cried

    because of a dream. I will now tell you what happened. I my dream I dreamed of a killer clown that tried to kill me but I killed it this the 2nd time I've had this dream this year
    Kemile357 Kemile357 13-15, M 1 Response Dec 1, 2014

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    Dear dreams that haunt my sleep,

    it is not okay to wake me up at 1 and not let me sleep again until 4. I am very tired, please go away.
    Ashleyy2 Ashleyy2 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 28, 2014

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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...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 2 Responses Jan 8

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    I have this one recurring nightmare,

    it's dark outside and storming, lightning but not raining. I'm on the roof of an old building made of grey bricks and it almost looks like a castle type build, but no towers or anything. I'm running from something as fast as I can, then I see a zoomed in picture of a dark figure...
    SkollHati SkollHati 18-21, M 1 Response Dec 16, 2014

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    Every night I have nightmares.

    Awful nightmares of me being tortured,killed,or kidnapped. I'm scared to go asleep. When ever I close my eyes I see horrific images in my head. So I can barely close my eyes to. I always have to listen music or keep some sort of light on. Most nights I just don't even sleep. I...
    Hiimamyimdead Hiimamyimdead 18-21, F 2 Responses Dec 14, 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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    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, she grabbed my shirt and pulled me back and scratched my...
    sickbeast13 sickbeast13 18-21 2 Responses Nov 26, 2013

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    It's two in the morning

    and I am terrified to fall asleep. I have some of the worst night terrors, and they haunt me during the day, too. It's like I can never escape. I'm not crazy, just being driven insane.
    lillyforever4 lillyforever4 16-17, F Jan 3

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    Dreams

    Leave me alone After all these years you still have a hold on me You come into my dreams every night Even the sweetest ones You come and you tarnish them I wake up Crying Sweating Whimpering Heart pounding I try to forget you But you won't let me I try to forgive you But my heart...
    BabyKitty7885 BabyKitty7885 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    and last night was the worst

    that I can remember.
    jenneruz jenneruz 26-30, F 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    It's so hard to fall asleep tonight,

    my nightmares are coming back. I close my eyes and then I feel adrenaline run through me and I start to hyperventilate. I calm myself as best I can before I'm in a full blow anxiety attack. It's hard to close your eyes when you don't know the kinds of terrors your mind is...
    vault101 vault101 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 19

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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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    i am in a long dark hallway

    and there is only one door. i am afraid to open the door. i turn around and Whoopi Goldberg is there with a knife.
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55 2 Responses Jan 3

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    I can't take these nightmares anymore.

    They are becoming more and more real. How do I make them stop! I don't even want to sleep anymore. But then again...when I'm awake my mind never stops racing. And that is just as bad as the nightmares. There is no winning. I hate being awake and I hate being asleep.
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Jan 15

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    Woke Up Screaming

    This morning I woke myself and my partner up screaming. I was dreaming that I was living back in my childhood home and that we had a maid (btw I've never had a maid) and I don't really know what happened but all of a sudden she was trying to kill me and get at me. I managed to...
    superhans91 superhans91 22-25, F 2 Responses Apr 25, 2012

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    I had the nightmare again.

    .. The same one.. It's coming back to haunt me and they're getting worse... Stronger and more vivid... Please just go away! I'm trying to forget! :(
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 2 Responses Dec 30, 2014

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    I felt as if I was in a train.

    Running. Trying to find a door. A window. Through which I can breathe. I was not able to find one. I woke up. Knew I was dreaming. Got out of my bed. Ran towards light, gate. Failed to find it. I screamed, trying to wake my family, to help me. No one woke. I found the door...
    LoganManish LoganManish 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    You're a monster! Please just stay away from me!

    I won't let you near me face to face, but it's harder when you come into my dreams and haunt them.... Just **** off :'(
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    They're more realistic these days.

    Mostly, that makes them pretty boring. When I think about them, though, what takes place in them is more scary to me than the dreams about being chased or killed or eaten alive by bugs (I've had those quite a bit before). A conversation, a rejection, a car crash, an exposed...
    MyNamesNotFrench MyNamesNotFrench 31-35 Jan 3

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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