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Nightmare tips? - September 30th 2012, 07:00 AM

Anybody have any tips on things that help them either to not have nightmares or to help not be so affected by them? I've been having some nightmares related to my PTSD, and it would really help me if anyone has any ideas.

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Re: Nightmare tips? - October 1st 2012, 10:18 PM

I often find that thinking good thoughts or things that interest myself before bed helps chase the nightmare's away; if you wake up in the middle of the night and find you can't get remotely back to sleep, try drinking a warm milk or going for a short walk .

I don't know if you do this or not, but another way is to keep a diary of sorts every night before you go to sleep, to help get anything out of your head you wish to get out, i.e. venting to the diary - and if you're worried about people discovering those diary pages you could always cut them up right after writing them and flushing them down the toilet.

*hugs* Nightmares are extremely scary, especially if they are about your past or present; I wish you the best dreams possible. - Friend Owl

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