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Nightmares After Moving Into New Place

me and my gf are having nightmares after moving into a new apartment.. neither of us has had nightmare problems before So we're sure it isn't a sleep disorder of any kind. The nightmares are random and don't make any sense.. My gf has had dreams about the clown from the movie "it", going on a killing spree with me, being chased by dogs. I've had dreams about someone being crushed by a wood pile, an ominous looking cabin in the woods with writing on the walls, my daughter being trapped in a burning house. I've tried to look for meanings to the dreams but it just doesn't make sense. There hasn't been any sort of "activity" to suggest there is a ghost in the house and the nightmares have only started since we moved into this new place.. please help
An Ep User An EP User 1 Response Jan 30, 2013

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I honestly think that dreams are the subconcious trying to make sense of your life's activities as you sleep. Not saying that these dreams aren't trying to tell you something, but perhaps it is due to the fact that moving can be a stressful time (even if it was a planned and you were happy about it). Perhaps you lost sleep leading up to your move, a lot of work unpacking, renavigating a path to your workplace... I would try to lower the lights in the house about an hour before bed. Read a non-scary book or listen to relaxing music. Also a little bit of exercise in the fresh air can help too. I hope that this is just a readjustment period and growing pains as you settle into your new place.