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Meowpheel

FadingEuphoria wrote:

Morphtorok wrote:

Btw 2, no lights = pitch dark room = you can't see = there's nothing to be afraid of.

Except for the fear of the unknown.

To be honest, I'm far more creeped out when I can faintly see what's on the room. I can't sleep with night lights.
I bet the unknown won't be able to see either anyway.

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Morphtorok wrote:

FadingEuphoria wrote:

Morphtorok wrote:

Btw 2, no lights = pitch dark room = you can't see = there's nothing to be afraid of.

Except for the fear of the unknown.

To be honest, I'm far more creeped out when I can faintly see what's on the room. I can't sleep with night lights.
I bet the unknown won't be able to see either anyway.

I've always been afraid of the unknown, so I usually sleep with a nightlight.

Anyways, nightlights and sound, like a fan or even one of those sound machine things, should help.
Also, a great way to prevent nightmares is to not fill your brain with scary stuff. I'm not sure how many horror movies/games/books you watch/play/read, but if nightmares are really bothering you, definitely consider putting those things on hold.

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I have nothing but empty space in my dreams. I haven't had a real dream since second grade. But I never have trouble sleeping, probably because I have an alarm clock with a sound function, so I rest peacefully each night with the sweet serenade of the ocean's sound.

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stop watching jeepers creepers

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WingedSnagret

Try following Fredrick's advice!

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stupidpupil

If solutions like a night light or soothing background noise don't help, I agree that you should consider a deeper psychological cause for your nightmares — in which case, don't be afraid to go to counselling! But depending on the severity of your breathlessness upon waking, a sleep disorder such as sleep apnea could also be the culprit. If you regularly experience daytime sleepiness even after getting a normal sleep, a talk with your doctor or a sleep study might be in order.

Whatever's going on, rest assured that you have many options to get help! But I hope it's something simple; maybe it'll just pass in time.

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@everyone Thanks, your support has definitely helped out. I'll try and get around to some of the things you suggested.

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As long as Freddy Krueger isn't in them, you'll be okay.

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Aviator wrote:

the_shpydar wrote:

As long as Freddy Krueger isn't in them, you'll be okay.

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Don't eat right before you go to bed, especially not bread or cake.

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WingedSnagret

theblackdragon wrote:

Don't eat right before you go to bed, especially not bread or cake.

While I agree that it isn't a good idea to eat something sugary before bed, in my case I usually have a better time sleeping if I do have a full stomach beforehand. Otherwise I get hungry in the middle of the night and raid the fridge.

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CanisWolfred wrote:

If I don't eat before bed, I spend all night dreaming about eating.

LOL. That's funny!

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I would recommend starting a dream journal. It makes it easier to remember your dreams, that knowing what your nightmares are about is helpful.

I used to suffer from horrible assimilation nightmares. Twice a week, I'd have all these different scary scenarios about being assimilated by something and not being able to help it. I went to see a therapist, and dealt with the underlying issue. I have not had one since!

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