I have always been a very vivid dreamer and unfortunately my nightmares are just as intense.

On average I have a nightmare about once a week, far more when I’m stressed.

 I have a reoccurring one in which I’m asleep in my bed, everything is as it was when I really fell asleep so there are no tell tale signs that I’m dreaming.

 Suddenly a man or men in masks come bursting into my bedroom, run towards me and grab me, thankfully I always wake up at this point, but every time I have it I think to myself ‘This is it, it’s really happening this time’.

Another reoccurring one is where I realize I’m asleep and try to wake up but can’t, I get stuck in an endless loop of, getting out of bed ect then realizing I’m still in the dream and it starting all over again. It feels like being stuck in my own head and it often takes me a while to believe I’m really awake after having one of these dreams.

 Stress also causes me to lash out in my sleep, despite being a completely nonviolent person, and never in my life gotten into a fight; I have in my sleep, punched, kicked, slapped and screamed at my husband, I once even woke to find that I had lifted my husband’s head clean off the pillow, I was sat up holding him by the face when I woke up.

Despite this he still loves me and laughs it off but I feel horribly guilty!


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9 Responses Mar 27, 2008

o.k. Shai you seem to know what you are saying. I have been a vivid dreamer for a very long time and yes I believe too now that it stems from my childhood and that probably it has to do with some intense happening in my life...I also act out my dreams and hurt myself recently while protecting myself from getting hit by a black to go will write again more.

I understand where you are coming from. <br />
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You don't have to be "friends" to interpret dreams or read another person. In fact it's best that you aren't. <br />
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I'm sorry you took the attitude of "me being arrogant", instead of the possibility that I was trying to help you. But I checked your age and it's very understandable. <br />
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One day you will wake up to awareness (if you choose to) and will have to face this dream once again. Until that time, take care.

I won't try to interpret your dreams, as I don't believe that's possible, but I have had a similar one about waking.<br />
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I wake up, drag myself out of bed, go through my morning routine of bath and dressing, walk out the door....and then wake up and realize I must do it all over again. :-)

I've been interpreting dreams for a long time now. I truly know what I'm talking about. It's your life. Everything happens for a reason, and the reason now for you is to bring you a healing of what happened.<br />
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I know a woman who is 56 now, and she didn't know her mother molested her at the age of 5 until 3 years ago when it came in a dream. <br />
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Dreams are not there to haunt us, they come to teach us either about ourself, others, or the world. I'm telling you when you want to quit living in denial, you will begin the healing process.

It's ok I understand. I've asked that men remove their masks and reveal themselves to you. You will see then. <br />
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Take care of yourself

You attract a lot of men and are looking for what to do with them next!<br />
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Seriously, you do have some vivid dreams. Like you I can remember mine. You're lucky to have someone caring sensitive to share them with.

Sleepless, there is nothing that is a mystery, except where GOD came from. Your parents may not even be aware of it. Mine weren't. Before you go to sleep, if you really want to know, just say to yourself I want the men to remove their masks, show them self to me. You will know the men involved in your trauma. it's up to you!

aww, I've been there, I have really vivid dreams, I have posted some of my very vivid ones on here in the dreams place LOL.. One time me and my younger sister even had the exact same dream... It was crazy when she woke up and started telling me MY dream as her own, I just stared at her and asked her if I woke up and told her my dream without remembering LOL.. it was certainly creepy...

Your conscious is waking up. Something happened to you as a child that is causing this to occur. The men in masks come this way so you don't recognize them. The kicking and slapping etc, is you fighting them for your life. <br />
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There is a part of you, that is holding on to these memories, and now is the time that you need to let go of them knowing that you are safe, loved and cared for.