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NIGHTMARES????

Here's a question I have for you all who have nightmares. I've noticed that about 90% of the time when I have a bad dream I do not wake from it. I stay asleep the entire nightmare. Does anyone else experience this? I'll wake up randomly when I am sleeping fine, but a nightmare and I am forced to live it.
Category: PTSD 10 years ago
Asked 10 years ago

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If I do not take my meds to sleep, I have dreadful nightmares, that my husband has to try and wake me up from. But if he is out of town,, I have to endure it by myself, which is hard. You feel like you were beaten up all night, and can hardly move the next day.
Answered 10 years ago

Some times I can not escape my nightmares, but often they become so disturbing they wake me - which I am usually grateful for, because it usually gives me a chance to try and get away from them.
bmontford
Answered 10 years ago
bmontford

I have both kinds....some so severe, I've researched them to be "livid" nightmares....you feel like you are right there, you feel things like blood, smell things, taste things (rare), smell things....you think you are opening your eyes, only to find you are seemingly still there, so your brain feels like indeed, it is really happening. It can go on and on, until finally you are so frightened, you are able to wake out of it. Mostly now, I have vivid dreams, all night long...I may rouse briefly, but when I fall back to sleep, the dream picks up again. They are horrific, and I wake up screaming every other night. Yes, emptythepain, the next day you feel like you got hit by a bus! You are exhausted because it feels like you did not sleep at all, you were "busy" all night, and in fact, you were (or your brain and heart rate anyway)
baboozoo1
Answered 10 years ago
baboozoo1

I have both kinds....some so severe, I've researched them to be "livid" nightmares....you feel like you are right there, you feel things like blood, smell things, taste things (rare), smell things....you think you are opening your eyes, only to find you are seemingly still there, so your brain feels like indeed, it is really happening. It can go on and on, until finally you are so frightened, you are able to wake out of it. Mostly now, I have vivid dreams, all night long...I may rouse briefly, but when I fall back to sleep, the dream picks up again. They are horrific, and I wake up screaming every other night. Yes, emptythepain, the next day you feel like you got hit by a bus! You are exhausted because it feels like you did not sleep at all, you were "busy" all night, and in fact, you were (or your brain and heart rate anyway)
baboozoo1
Answered 10 years ago
baboozoo1

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