Disturbing dreams... (in Off-topic)

AdminShade October 2 2006 3:23 PM EDT

Why do I seem to die in more than 50% of my dreams lately?

2 Sunday nights in a row I have been having 4 or 5 nightmares after another... in half of them or more I seem to be dying or be dead...

Also on week days, I also have a lot of nightmares...


QBJohnnywas October 2 2006 3:28 PM EDT

Death in dreams mostly doesn't have anything to do with death. It's generally about a change in your life or a need to change something in your life.

Nightmares can be because you're stressed.

Or maybe you're being watched by an evil power? Have you been spending too much time with short folk with hairy feet lately?

PirateKing October 2 2006 3:29 PM EDT

Possibly stress. But maybe something simpler. Do you go to bed soon after eating dinner?

I was having a lot of death dreams and assorted other nightmares a few years ago. Someone suggested to me that abstaining from eating within 4 to 6 hours of going to bed may alleviate the problem. Sure enough, that was it.... at least for me.

QBJohnnywas October 2 2006 3:33 PM EDT

"To dream that you die in your dream, symbolizes inner changes, transformation, self-discovery and positive development that is happening within you or in your life. Although such a dreams may bring about feelings of fear and anxiety, it is no cause for alarm and is often considered a positive symbol. Dreams of experiencing your own death usually means that big changes are ahead for you. You are moving on to new beginnings and leaving the past behind. These changes does not necessarily imply a negative turn of events. Metaphorically, dying can be seen as an end or a termination to your old ways and habits. So, dying does not always mean a physical death, but an ending of something.

On a negative note, to dream that you die may represent involvement in deeply painful relationships or unhealthy, destructive behaviors. You may feeling depressed or feel strangled by a situation or person in your waking life. Perhaps your mind is preoccupied with someone who is terminally ill or dying. Alternatively, you may be trying to get out of some obligation, responsibility or other situation."

Nightmares can be caused by diet too. They used to say that eating cheese before going to bed could cause nightmares. Try eating earlier or eating something different. Don't drink either and go straight to bed.

Maybe get some more exercise?

AdminShade October 2 2006 4:24 PM EDT

Do you go to bed soon after eating dinner?

nope, I eat at around 6 or 7 pm usually and go to sleep at around 11 or 12, sometimes 4 am. (week end)

Maybe get some more exercise?

even more? heh, I get my exercise enough already imo :)

QBJohnnywas October 2 2006 4:26 PM EDT

Any of that other stuff relevant?

PirateKing October 2 2006 4:29 PM EDT

Maybe you need a new mattress?

AdminShade October 2 2006 4:34 PM EDT

The only destructive behavior perhaps would be playing CB, so that can't be it.

I am currently in my last year of college and after that I will most likely be leaving my elderly home and live on my own. Perhaps that's it...

And my mattress is pretty fine, I never had any problems with it and it sleeps heavenly :)

PirateKing October 2 2006 4:39 PM EDT

"And my mattress is pretty fine, I never had any problems with it and it sleeps heavenly"

Don't be so sure. It it is older than 3 years, then it may be less heavenly than you suspect.

PirateKing October 2 2006 4:40 PM EDT

Of course, I meant to say "IF it is older....."

AdminShade October 2 2006 4:43 PM EDT

It's not older than 3 years, and it supports my back very well.

AdminShade October 2 2006 4:43 PM EDT

Anyway, I'm going to sleep now. Until tomorrow!!!

*waves* :)

QBBarzooMonkey October 2 2006 4:47 PM EDT

I keep having a recurring, ongoing dream in which I'm Jennfer Aniston's Personal Assistant...

The dreams aren't as disturbing as the fact that I just admitted it in public...

Maybe I should stop eating iced animal cookies before I go to bed...

But to get back on topic, I used to have death dreams constantly during my last year of college. They went away once I started my first job after graduating.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] October 2 2006 5:27 PM EDT

No no no... You can never die in your dreams. You must be mistaken.. Or watching an other thrid party die.

If you die in your dreams, you die in real life. Dreamscape taught us that!

Haven't you ever had dreams where you stub your toe, to wake up only to find your toe actually hurts!!!!!

QBJohnnywas October 2 2006 5:31 PM EDT

No, GL, that's just you. And the hammer Claire keeps by the bed.

Madola October 2 2006 7:39 PM EDT

The only thing close to what GL said that I've experienced was dreaming that I was falling from a great height and waking after hitting the floor in real life after rolling out of my bed. It happens a lot in movies, but it happened to me in real life. It sucked.

Unfortunately I haven't had any dreams I can remember in the last 5 years or so I still dream, though, if I am to believe the people around me. Apparently I talk in my sleep and dream of the weirdest things...

QBOddBird October 2 2006 8:57 PM EDT

That's happened to me, GL, 'cept usually it's when I dream about something where I get shot...then when I wake up that spot is sore.

AdminShade October 6 2006 4:27 AM EDT

Haven't had any bad dreams yet this week, or at least none that I woke up from and remembered.


Zoglog[T] [big bucks] October 6 2006 6:22 AM EDT

I have the falling dreams regularly (Not as in a lot just at regular intervals), or at least used to.
It was never because I rolled out of bed but when I woke it always felt as if I had just landed back into my bed with a small shock spasm. :/

UncleKracker October 6 2006 6:46 AM EDT

I know what u mean i used to dreams when i was 4 years old where I'd be in the army and I'd die being a hero... you know running through a couple hundred bullets, killing like 5000 bad guys, and then dieing. Those were pretty sweet dreams.
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