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    I keep having nightmares

    that wake me up and all I want to do is scream but I don't want to wake up my family. It's usually the same dream where I watch my family get killed and I can't do anything to stop it
    NatsuFire NatsuFire 16-17, M Sep 22

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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

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    I had a dream that I was being raped,

    My car had broken down and it was around 12AM I got out and started walking because I thought maybe it needed gas, so I started walking to the gas station... I got gas and walked back and put the gas in and got in the car, I took off until I got to this small tiny town and...
    Angelwuvsyu Angelwuvsyu 16-17, F 4 Responses Aug 27

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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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    Just had a nightmare again

    and this time it woke me up almost in tears and I was shaking with fear I hate having these
    NatsuFire NatsuFire 16-17, M Sep 10

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    When can I stop to have nightmares ?

    I hate that feeling !!! Again and again come to me :(
    nicky85 nicky85 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 4

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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 3 days ago

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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 2 Responses Aug 31

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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 2 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jun 18

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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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    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 1 day ago

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    I can't sleep lately I keep getting nightmares

    and I can't stay asleep I not lay go to bed around 9 or 10 pm and I wake up at like 4 am and I keep waking up :L I don't feel tired but after school in exhausted and I'm behind on a tone of homework because of this
    Gabriella20xx Gabriella20xx 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 23

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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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    Some nights I have such terrible nightmares

    that I am terrified to go to sleep. So I just stay up until I can't anymore and I just pass out. I've had recurring nightmares and I hate them. I especially don't like it when I wake up from sleep and I still feel scared from the night before :/
    strawberry99 strawberry99 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 24

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    I PERSONALLY LOVE ABSOLUTELY LOVE HAVING

    NIGHTMARES. I love the feeling of waking up in the middle of night sweating, with so much adrenaline, and coming to sense that it was all a dream. It wasn't real. I love the panic feeling, my heart pumping and shaking. I love it, because it's so much more interesting.
    Viccigee Viccigee 18-21, F 1 Response Sep 10

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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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    Almost every time I go to sleep,

    I have them. I've gotten so used to them, I sleep 3-4 hours a day usually.
    CongratulationS CongratulationS 22-25, M 1 Response Sep 10

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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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    Every night for the past few weeks,

    the same person comes into my dreams and tries to kill me. It's so clear and terrifying! Every night is a different way and it's getting worse/more gory every night that passes. I just want to make it stop!! :(
    jackjack600 jackjack600 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 19

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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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    I have this nightmare

    whenever I meet someone new (usually a guy) and they make me smile. I'm almost positive it's from my grandma. The dream itself involves whoever made me smile recently and me trying to get through this demented children's day care. One persons head always gets chopped off, and...
    Theycallherelly Theycallherelly 13-15, F Aug 31

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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 5 days ago

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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...
    StefanieL StefanieL 26-30, F 1 Response Sep 25

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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 3 days ago

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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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    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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    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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    ;_;

    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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    years ago i used to have nightmares almost

    every night.. scared to sleep.. mostly in nightmares the scene is trying to kill you or ur love ones .. months or years with this dream, ur consciousness is awake, i see my sisters sleeping beside me, tried to scream or pinch them and asked for help, but no respond from them...
    mxmsterian mxmsterian 26-30, F Aug 25

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    I am so sick right now I really should go to

    sleep and try to get better. The thing is when I take any type of cold meds it for some reason sparks my nightmares. Last night I woke up in a pool of sweat my husband woke me up and said that I was tossing and turning and saying stop no get away from me in my sleep I ended up...
    snowbabe3 snowbabe3 22-25, F 4 Responses May 2

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    I've been having nightmares the past couple of

    nights and I think my brain is trying to tell me something. Anybody here good at interpreting?
    ifearsnowmen ifearsnowmen 18-21, M Sep 9

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    Maybe now my nightmares will stop

    and i could actually wake up without tears running down my face. Well that is if I can get to sleep.
    AngelWithASecret2 AngelWithASecret2 13-15, F Sep 8

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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 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 27

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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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    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 2 days ago

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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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    Another nightmare....

    . I'm too scared to fall back asleep... :/
    MrCutBleedSmile MrCutBleedSmile 18-21, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I have nightmares all the time Sometimes I'll

    sit up or partially wake up in the middle which makes it seem more real And a couple times I've been able to feel myself trying to wake up but my body won't let me
    JalenFrankie616 JalenFrankie616 13-15, F Aug 30

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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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    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 5 days ago

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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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    They're all about my friend.

    We haven't spoken in months. She was my best friend who knew everything about me. However she broke me. I frequently have a nightmare where I finally get a call from her, and I become overjoyed. Then I remember, she's always too busy to talk or text me. I remember how she doesn...
    LeonardFinch LeonardFinch 18-21, M 1 Response Aug 25

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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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    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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    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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    My nightmare was weird.

    .. I dreamt that me and a buddy were walking down the beach and we were in this ditch and a huge wave(tsunami prolly) and then everything paused for a moment. Everything froze. The wave did too. Then my friend left and I tried running away but I drowned. I woke up sweating and...
    ContinuousFlame666 ContinuousFlame666 13-15, F 1 Response May 25

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    NoraWilliams NoraWilliams 13-15, F Sep 1

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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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    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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