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I Have Nightmares

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    cami13 cami13 22-25, F Aug 11

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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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    Woke up from one...,it was about a little boy,

    plus my family. The little boy was killing my family plus me. For some reason we were scared of him...,anyway the little boy would kill us and the visual was graphic in my head. Then the dream was over and had another dream, but felt like I had this dream before along time ago...
    Meyrinfields Meyrinfields 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 16

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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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    I have nightmares about being

    where I fell asleep, whether it be my bed with my fiancé or on the couch and someone comes into my house and strangles me- and no matter how much I scream in my dream, he won't wake up to save me.
    cassb848 cassb848 22-25, F Aug 12

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    Ruins My Sleep

    Pretty much every night I'm kept up by nightmares. I wake up constantly, sweating and sometimes crying, and I feel like getting out of bed and running. I've done this a few times, and while it actually feels very good, it's probably not helping my sleep and absolutely not helping...
    ShivaCrazy ShivaCrazy 18-21, F 6 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    These damn dreams are keeping me awake at night

    I haven't slept in weeks I've prayed and still have these dreams I don't know what to do about them
    Arcdapreslamort Arcdapreslamort 16-17, F 2 Responses Jul 3

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    Last night i dreamed

    that i slit this girls throat than stabbed her over 50 times than cut her up and buried her. Than i went to jail for two days than they ruled me out as a psychopath than sent me back to the psych hospital and i was in there for 6 months instead of jail and roamed free. Yes, i...
    OverWorkedWoman OverWorkedWoman 18-21, F Sep 11

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    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    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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    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 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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    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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    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 5 Responses Jan 10, 2010

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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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    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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    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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    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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    I found my old teddy bear he's soft

    and reminds me of the times when things were better I know I am a little old for stuffed animals but I have been sleeping with him in my arms for a few days and my nightmares are gone bun bun makes me feel safe I am happy I found him
    nadirah96 nadirah96 18-21, F Sep 2

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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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    this was a nightmare to me

    because it felt so real... I've been having reoccurring dreams lately, once again, about her. We were walking through Boston. There were so many people around us that it was almost hard to see each other. We held hands because we didn't want to let go again. I don't remember...
    exiled11 exiled11 31-35, M 1 Response Jul 5

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    Had a bad dream about a mass murderer

    who I was around often ish when I was younger. It was in the past before he had committed the act and I said what if I could stop this from ever happening and show him that people might like him? So I gave him my number to boost his confidence and a few minutes later he charged...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 3

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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...
    broadwaybabe99 broadwaybabe99 13-15, F 3 Responses Jun 6

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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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    ;_;

    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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    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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    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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    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 16-17, M 1 Response Aug 25

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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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    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 1 day ago

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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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    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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    horrific shadow trying to harm me,

    weird sounds around.. so suffocating, he/she want me dead... prayers is saving me.
    mxmsterian mxmsterian 26-30, F Aug 23

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    The past few nights I have been having

    such horrible nightmares almost every night. This morning I woke up at 3am and said to heck with it I am just going to stay awake. I grabbed my glasses and my book and then as I am reading it hit me.... I am having such nightmares because of this book! I think what is going on...
    Chicgeekgal Chicgeekgal 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 20

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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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    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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    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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    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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    NoraWilliams NoraWilliams 13-15, F Sep 1

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    Some of my dreams are like weird adventures.

    Others are hideously twisted nightmares, or like twilight zone episodes. i feel relieved to wake from those.
    karenmbrown karenmbrown 51-55, T 2 Responses Aug 15

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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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    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
    JoeA115 JoeA115 16-17, M Sep 10

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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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    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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    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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