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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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    I'm being haunted.. :/ These dreams.

    .. They feel so real... I wont let them happen... Or... At least I'll try
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Oct 27

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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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    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'm not able to sleep at night.

    . and when I do.. I have nightmares.. about death.. desolation and torture.. last night I dreamt about the death of my little nephew.. it literally shook me from inside.. pillow completely wet with sweat and tears.. This is not the first time.. I do dream of death and suffer of...
    avatar1990 avatar1990 22-25, M 8 Responses Jun 18

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    I never remember them

    but I often can hear myself screaming before I fully wake up. I've sort of almost remembered them but they slip away just before I do. I'm pretty dangerous to sleep with because apparently I hit and punch and kick in my sleep too. The only one I ever did remember was watching...
    Ikonoclastia Ikonoclastia 41-45 Nov 2

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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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    The person from my past showed up in my dreams

    again. He wasn't even there for a long time, but I saw his face and everything went dark and cloudy. When I woke up (what felt like 5 mins later) I couldn't get the light on fast enough. Tears were rolling down my face terrified that he was actually standing in my room ready to...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Oct 17

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    This nightmare, I have had

    since I was 10. It has never left me. My dream, in my dream, I am falling. I can not see anything, I just feel the air blowing fast around me , it is all dark around me then the air gets tight. Like I can not breathe anymore and I wake up. I wake up, sweating and gasping for...
    Stefanie5678 Stefanie5678 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 25

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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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    For some reason every nightmare I have has to

    do with zombies, it seems like it's been that way seen I played The Walking Dead.
    Moonstripe1993 Moonstripe1993 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 18

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    I hate waking up in the middle of the night

    from a bad dream... The dreams are always about the same thing. I hate running the scenario through my head, as well as the real situation it relates to. I never get back to sleep either. It just keeps worrying me until it's time to start the day and I'm all shaken. No relief...
    gybe gybe 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 16

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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...
    Thisgeezer Thisgeezer 31-35, M 4 Responses Sep 29

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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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    last night i dreamt that my teacher caught me

    with loads of weed and i couldn't run away but i eventually gave it to my friend without my teacher noticing
    artandtravel artandtravel 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 27

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    I had another nightmare.

    .. It was the same one as last night... :/ it was so vivid... And it was about losing you. :/ there was blood everywhere... People dying all around me.. But the scariest part was the end... When you ended it yourself... Walls covered in blood... It looked like a murder scene... I...
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Oct 20

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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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    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 4 days ago

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    My dream starts being chased by a obese,

    tall pale man. He is overly sweaty and has a gross gleam in his eye. He grabs me by my hair and jerks me backwards. I hit the ground and the wind is driven from my lungs. His large smelly body presses on top of me and I close my eyes as he breathes smoky hot breath in my face...
    Lotte1985 Lotte1985 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 27

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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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    The Ghetto

    Well it's Ninth and Hennepin All the doughnuts have names that sound like prostitutes And the moon's teeth marks are on the sky Like a tarp thrown all over this And the broken umbrellas like dead birds And the steam comes out of the grill Like the whole ******* town's ready to...
    corbin00 corbin00 31-35, M 3 Responses Jun 20, 2012

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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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    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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    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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    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

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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

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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 5 Responses Feb 20

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    Is it weird that I stopped having nightmares

    since the age 6 and I'm now 16 I find it pretty odd... I still remember my last nightmare was of me being raped by two older men yeah not pretty
    gmolina8 gmolina8 16-17, F Nov 13

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    A few years ago , my uncle ,

    who at the time of this event I thought was a complete stranger because I couldn't see his face . My bipolar uncle out of no where started beating up my dad. I had no idea what was going on and was really scared . My mom told me to call 911 so I ran to the bathroom and locked...
    alicep67904 alicep67904 13-15, F 1 Response Oct 18

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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 2 days ago

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    For the whole week I've been getting

    such horrible nightmares, but I love having them..!
    EmptySmokeClouds EmptySmokeClouds 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 15

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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 1 Response Feb 11

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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

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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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    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

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    EVERY SINGLE NIGHT THIS WEEK IVE HAD THIS DREAM!

    : I'm walking in a park and this guy tells me to get in the car or he'll shoot me, so I do it, he drives to this old garage and locks the car he gets undressed and rapes me, idk why and I can feel everything like it's real, He's like "it's fine sweety, it will feel good later...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 31

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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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    Nightmare after nightmare :/

    so tired yet so scared to sleep...
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Nov 6

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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

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    I wake up in a panic crying

    and shaking! :/ I keep losing you... I can't lose you... Please don't ever go. I can't live without you... I Love you so much! <3
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M Oct 19

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    Another nightmare....

    . I'm too scared to fall back asleep... :/
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 20

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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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    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response Oct 27

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    Had another nightmare agin.

    I've been having them non stop for a week and a half now. that can't be normal? Maybe I'm under a lot if stress or something :L
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 16-17, F 1 Response Sep 27

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    Lasbutterfly Lasbutterfly 16-17, F Dec 4

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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

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    I dreamt I was dancing with my best friend

    who died in February. I didnt realise he was dead When i remembered he died in my arms during my dream and I woke up.
    aussiegirl2014 aussiegirl2014 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 20

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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

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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

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    I hate waking up in a panic

    and scared...but have no idea why :/
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F Oct 4

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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 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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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...