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nightmares? - January 30th 2012, 02:41 AM

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I keep having really bad nightmares. sometimes they are about when I was raped, sometimes they are mixes of that and other stuff that scares me, and I really don't know how to stop them. tehy're driving me crazy and I don't want to sleep at all because of them. My lil sister is also having nightmares- I know this because I wake her up when she's kicking and screaming in her sleep. any way to stop them?


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Re: nightmares? - January 30th 2012, 02:53 AM

i have really bad nightmares to but there not nightmares there night tarres (thats when you can't get in to a REM ciclel ) so this mit not help but i take sleeping meds and dont drink caffein till they stop and go to sleep at the same time every night


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Re: nightmares? - January 30th 2012, 03:23 AM

Supposedly, being too warm while you're sleeping can trigger nightmares.
   
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Re: nightmares? - January 30th 2012, 02:42 PM


Hi there :-)

I have nightmares because of my PTSD and I see a counselor for it. Is that at all possible? Talking about your nightmares and even what's happened to you can be really helpful. They'll teach you techniques on how to relax at night so you can sleep soundly. Some things I've learned, that help me, are; taking a warm shower/bath before bed, reading a book (without electronics around), talking to someone before bed, and of course; breathing techniques. There are probably so many more ideas but I'm not entirely sure about every single one. I hope you find the answers you're looking for and your nightmares ease up.

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Re: nightmares? - January 30th 2012, 02:50 PM

I sleep with a secure/safety object like a teddy bear and that helps me. Have you tried that. Also there are a few exercise like mindfulness and distraction techniques that you can use in the moment to get yourself grounded when you awake from a nightmare.


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Re: nightmares? - January 30th 2012, 11:05 PM

I read that the room being too cold can trigger nightmares.

I would advise just talking to somebody about them. It works for me.


   
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Re: nightmares? - January 30th 2012, 11:48 PM

I'll see my counsilor tomorrow, if she calls me in from class. i asked her to. thanks everybody, ill try it.


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