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I Have Really Bad Nightmares

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    My Parasomnia

    Ever since I was a child I could remember waking up in fear, terrified of what I was dreaming of, and this issue has gone into my adulthood, which has become much more understanding now than it was when I was a child. With parasomnias I fall under "Night Terrors" and how I...
    YvonneG93 YvonneG93 22-25 Aug 23, 2013

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    I should be used to them by now.

    I dream every time I sleep, even if it's just for a few hours. I count count all of my good dreams on one hand. If I have a particularly bad nightmare, I usually wake up in a cold sweat with my heart is pounding against my chest. Until today, I've never had a nightmare that made...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jun 8

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    I have some that are about physical pain.

    Others with me being chased and chased. Like reoccurring ones that use to keep me up at night. As a kid I would have this one ever night about dieing over and over. I have it ever now and again. But now this silly little dream makes me feel worse. Worse than being stabbed than...
    LoverOfAllSouls LoverOfAllSouls 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 20, 2014

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    Would Rather Have A 'I Want To Kill You' Nightmare Rather Than This

    This morning I woke up to one of the worst nightmares I can recall ever having. I was raped. In real life I've never actually been raped so I'm not exactly sure why I would dream of such a thing. (Of what I can remember:) the beginning was the actual part of being raped. Then...
    CrystallizedDream CrystallizedDream 16-17, F 3 Responses Feb 1, 2012

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    One of the worst nightmares I've ever had.

    The streets were flooding with alligators and sea monsters that attacked when I was driving into town. When I made it to town laws had been changed so that any time a guy wanted sex rape was common place in the streets. Everywhere you looked there were rapes. I went to the gas...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F Feb 19

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    I never even had particularly bad nightmares

    as a kid, but since about the start of 2014 I had semi regular, really vivid, very frightening nightmares. I wa led to believe they were brought on by a mixture of stress and diet (in my case cheeses such as Camembert and Brie) but lately I've been similarly stressed and eating...
    cokeainbliss cokeainbliss 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 16

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    Glasshouse

    I lay in bed.. awake.. tossing left and right.. then i hear something.. outside.. i get up, open the door to my bedroom.. As i step out of the door i hear voices.. at the end of the corridor.. i walk towards the voices.. step by step.. the door doesnt come closer.. step.. step...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 9, 2013

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    This was probably one of my scariest dreams.

    It happend last night. I jumped off a bridge and into the water below me and everything went white. I thought I died and was going to heaven! I was floating towards a blinding light and saw a giant skeleton in front of me. It was floating in the dark red sky and the skeleton...
    bruisexviolet bruisexviolet 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 17, 2014

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    When I started having more extreme nightmares

    when I was a six/seven, I used to sneak into my mum’s bed because I knew that my nightmares wouldn't follow me there. But the problem is, my mum was such a light sleeper that any movement from me would wake her up and she’d express her anger because of being woken and...
    lunightandday lunightandday 18-21, F 1 Response May 3

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    Stevegriffey3 Stevegriffey3 41-45, M Dec 29, 2014

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    Nightmares Are Filled With Blood Or Death

    First Nightmare: After my dad passed was when the really bad nightmares started. It was when I set a difference for myself on what was a bad dream and what was a nightmare. I have to tell you a little about my dad to understand why I dreamed such things. The night before my...
    ButterflyGirl9521 ButterflyGirl9521 18-21, F Oct 29, 2013

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    I keep having one nightmare

    when my mum and dad are dead my brother is dying and all my friends have committed suicide in the most horrible way I'm really scared and I believe that my dreams are real
    humhunlol humhunlol 13-15, F 1 Response Jun 14

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    I had a terrible nightmare last night,

    and I can't get over it. I was raped, and I didn't know by whom and I was suddenly like four months pregnant. Everyone at school was laughing at me, and my teachers all kept asking (like typical girls) who the father was, was it a boy or girl, and that stuff. I couldn't tell...
    zydeko zydeko 18-21 2 Responses Apr 11

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    Many Moons

    Someone said look..referring to the sky. I looked up and there were a bunch of full moons in the sky...some were in a line. I just stood there in awe. It was daylight though.I was witnessing these two men and one was holding a cat and slitting its throat. He was ding this for...
    Kittychanel Kittychanel 41-45, F 6 Responses Aug 16, 2012

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    Please... Make it... Stop.

    They make me crystal every night, I just cant put them away, always dreaming that every one hates me for being babyfur and gay, and then I start to fall away and when i feel the hit off my body with watever is in that pit i got up and start crying and hugging my plushie :(
    KiddoAisaku KiddoAisaku 13-15, T Mar 3

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    When I was younger, I was hurt really bad by an

    older person that drastically altered everything about myself. Because of that I have bad dreams . Idk if my nightmares can compare to some of the other people who have posted on here but usually when I have a really bad dream I wake up (hopefully), use the bathroom, turn on the...
    2323keka 2323keka 16-17 1 Response Mar 4

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    I dreamt last night that I was in war my

    girlfriend was there with me and we tried to his but someone struck me and her with a grenade
    bradley600 bradley600 16-17, M Jun 20

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    I can hardly breathe anymore.

    My lungs are aching for air, my legs are begging for rest, but I can’t stop running. I will not stop running. I look behind me as quickly as possible to catch a glimpse of the person chasing after me. I stumble over a rock and curse under my breath. he was closer than I...
    childofthemoon13 childofthemoon13 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 10, 2014

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    Lately I've been having these 'nightmares'

    now I haven't had once since I was 10 so when I woke up sweating and had a fever that has been increasing each time I was shocked.Its a strange nightmare I'm in a supernatural world or something-hell maybe...but there's this house and it's broken almost falling apart and in it...
    chloecall1999 chloecall1999 16-17, F Jul 6

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    Worst. Night. Ever.

    I sometimes have really bad nightmares or night experiences in general when I'm ill, but this takes the gigantic cake. At first, I had a really nasty nightmare where my mum was shouting and screaming at me and my brother to get out of the living room. When I dared venture...
    musicspirit musicspirit 16-17, F 5 Responses Feb 27, 2009

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    she's always reminding me

    that her daughter... I had extremely rough childhood the kind you wouldn't wish on your worst enemy and it still has many ways of effecting me it's been five years since I've seen my mother but she still haunts me in my dreams I can literally feel the beatings in my sleep and...
    Forbiddenkisses Forbiddenkisses 22-25, F Aug 10, 2014

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    Not as common as I used to.

    These nightmares would get so bad that I would have to stay up at night, which made me hallucinate. Nowadays my nightmares usually involve the music from Mario's River Twygz Bed. My dreams usually have the song "Strobe" by Deadmau5, possibly because it's so calming, yet haunting...
    AnonWesker AnonWesker 13-15, M May 14

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    cashetty69 cashetty69 51-55, M 1 Response May 26

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    woke up last night crying over the nightmares

    and I had thought I texted my friend about it and I sent it to someone else what should I say to them, they didn't even reply to it...
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F Mar 1

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    Can't go back to sleep.

    ...I've been awake for quite a while now. I want to sleep but I'm just scared of what will come during my dreams.
    SavingLucy17 SavingLucy17 16-17, F 1 Response Mar 22

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    Alternate Future

    When I dream, I often see visions of the future. Deaths, births, accidents, hugs, handshakes- you name it, I've seen it. Or at least a fragment. I've done my research on it, and most people link this to "deja vu". I think this is different because I experience this frequently...
    vividdreams73 vividdreams73 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 30, 2012

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    Allywall Allywall 13-15, F 1 Response Feb 24

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    For In That Sleep

    The house This one is a bit sketchy and happened in snatches. The first bit I remember was me going insane and needing to get out of the house. I don’t know which house I was in. There were bits of my mind that I was losing one by one and I knew that I’d lost the...
    adjyo adjyo 31-35, F 6 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    I've had a dream where it was normal randomness

    at first but then things took a turn for the worse, there was a supernatural darkness eclipsing my house so my family got Into a car and I tried to ge in but they drove away as I felt something when I ran after them they turned the corner and the darkness enclosed me, and I felt...
    BlossomTheMeganium BlossomTheMeganium 26-30, M Jan 14

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    Last Night'S Nightmare

    ok so, the beginning is a bit fuzzy, but i remember being with a huge group of people and we were created to fight dark shadow ghosts, me and another girl run the group and two of the strongest guy fighters like me but im dating one of them, we team up a lot on "missions". so it...
    edensanctuary edensanctuary 22-25, F Apr 15, 2013

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    I always have this dream

    where my family or friends are standing around me as I'm pushed off a banister I'm seating on but I never reach the floor
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Mar 31

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    I just woke up from and extremely bad one.

    .. For the past few months I've had 43 bad dreams but what's freaking me out is one with a re accuring sentence saying the witches are here and it repeats like 50 times with something going on also. My recent one that I just woke up from had fast moving images of all of my family...
    lilly756 lilly756 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 3

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    I had a dream last night

    where my whole family was out by the road.and this white ranger pulled into our driveway, we all just looked at each other..: This bald guy with tons of tattoos stepped out with a knive... And he said "I've heard things about you (pointing at my mom) but I can't tell you unless...
    Bflyboo14 Bflyboo14 13-15, F 1 Response Aug 27, 2014

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    I keep on having rape

    and abuse nightmares because of something that happened last year and they won't go away, and it's really hurting my life, I can't sleep, I can't date, I can't trust anyone and I just want it to stop :(
    Claracupcakes Claracupcakes 13-15, F Apr 2

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    I'm having a reoccurring nightmare

    that five of my friends are killed in a car crash.. Almost every night since last September.. Someone help me :'( #Anxious
    IrishRedhead IrishRedhead 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 29

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    I Have Nightmares Every Night

    I just had my worst nightmare so far. I dont no if it because I have talked about it all today or are they just keep getting worser everyday.This one I was in court and my pa was there getting sentenced. I only ever saw the court on video before but now I was in there. The judge...
    DashaisDead DashaisDead 16-17, F 2 Responses Oct 23, 2013

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    AthleticKid16 AthleticKid16 18-21, F Feb 2

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    Having a really bad night!

    I was raped, can't stop crying! Please pray for me!!!
    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2 31-35, F 5 Responses Oct 14, 2014

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    think it may be due to the medication I'm on

    but I get really vivid nightmares/dreams to the point where I wake up in a panic that it's real 😓
    princesskatie7 princesskatie7 16-17, F May 27

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    Sweetgirl4u2 Sweetgirl4u2 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 15, 2014

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    I can't sleep, every time I close my eyes I get

    nightmares. Why do I keep getting nightmares about me dying from suicide, and starvation. The dreams get so detailed that its scary. I want to text my bf but I don't want to wake him, I guess I can stay up 2 1/3 hours and talk to him when he's up. I don't want to sleep, it makes...
    BooBear99 BooBear99 16-17, F 1 Response Jan 12

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    The Nightmare I Had Last Night Had Me Crying In My Sleep

    I don't know if it was a dream, it all felt so real. I felt every emotion, I saw every detail, it even had me crying in my sleep. I woke up still crying, out of breath, nearly screaming. I am still to this hour terrified, scarred and feeling very depressed...always have but now...
    INSPIREe INSPIREe 18-21, F 7 Responses Dec 13, 2012

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    They have started up again.

    They get worse and I just want that part of the past gone
    saint0928 saint0928 18-21, M Jan 12

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    Why It Keeps Happening

    I hate nightmares! It's something that everyone wouldn't wanna dream of. It's been 3 nights, i don't know why. Better if it's only me on that scene but it's my family that i keep dreaming of :'( Starts with my sis down to my nephew and then a friend. Gosh! i can't take it...
    DarkSoul07 DarkSoul07 22-25, F 3 Responses Jun 6, 2013

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    Damn.. I haven't had nightmares like

    that in so long. You know the ones you get when you wake up and your heart is pounding and your blood feels like it's on fire because you're so angry.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses Apr 13

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    I don't have them often,

    but when I do it's always a fight to stay alive. But for whatever reason, my subconscious likes to make things difficult. Everything is faster, stronger, & bigger than I am so I really have to give it my all. Especially since I can't wake up until it's over.
    Sentinel117 Sentinel117 22-25, M 1 Response Feb 20, 2014

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