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Saturday, April 29, 2006

NiGHtMaRes



Im one of the people who suffers from nightmares, this has been the case for years now... and i must say mine are quite creative! I do my prayers and sleep, it usually happens that i get those nightmares and wake up in the middle of the night, trying to calm down and think that it's only a dream... no harm!
Sometimes i dream of ugly animals... white or black long worms or cockroaches, so it's either this or that... but there are times when it might get a little bit more creative and i'd have a combination of both.

There are times when i dream of bombs, killing, blood, wars - or it's more like in 'Saw1/2/3'... and this is when i start thinking that as a kid, i used to watch every single news, seeing all the things happning in Palestine affected me so deeply... I keep thinking of all the children nowadays, i'm not with isolating them from what's happening in the world and make them live in a barbie world, but at the same time parents should pay real attention and believe that it's a critical phase of a child's life... so they should take into cnosideration the fact that what children see will stuck in their minds, and i'm definitely against children seeing horror movies!

While you sleep, your brain doesn't just turn off. It goes through several sleep stages, including REM 'Rapid Eye Movement', sleep. During this stage of sleep, your eyes move back and forth under your closed eyelids. During REM sleep, you have dreams and sometimes those dreams can be scary or upsetting.
About every 90 minutes your brain switches between non-REM sleep and REM sleep. The amount of time spent in REM sleep increases with each sleep cycle through the night. The longest periods of REM sleep occur towards morning. If you wake during this REM stage, it is easier for you to remember what you were dreaming about. That's why your most vivid dreams - and nightmares - occur in the early morning hours. And this is exactly what happens with me, i always remember those annoying dreams.

The following is a list of some of the more common nightmare themes, with suggested methods of transforming the dream to achieve a positive outcome.

1. Theme: Being pursuedResponse: Stop running. Turn to face the pursuer. This is in itself may cause the pursuer to disappear or become harmless. If not, try starting a conciliatory dialog with the character or animal.

2. Theme: Being attackedResponse: Don't give in meekly to the attack or flee. Show your readiness to defend yourself and then try to engage the attacker in a conciliatory dialog.

3. Theme: FallingResponse: Relax and allow yourself to land. you will not really die if you hit the ground. Alternatively, you can transform falling into flying.

4. Theme: ParalysisResponse: When you feel trapped, stuck or paralyzed, relax. Don't allow anxiety to overcome your rationality. Tell yourself you are dreaming and the dream will soon end (this also happens to me)! Let yourself go along with any images that appear or things that happen to your body. None of it will hurt you. Adopt an attitude of interest and curiosity about what happens.

5. Theme: Being unprepared for an examination or speechResponse: First of all, you don't need to continue with this theme at all. You can leave the exam or lecture room. However, you might enhance your self-confidence in such situations by creatively answering the test questions or giving a spontaneous talk on whatever topic suits you. Be sure to enjoy yourself. When you wake up, you may want to ask yourself whether you should actually prepare for a similar situation.

4 Comments:

  • At May 01, 2006 , Anonymous al said...

    i've also recently heard of "sleep paralysis". many suffering from this end up believing it was a dream, but wut really happens is, the brain wakes up from a REM state while the body is still "asleep". this causes the person to be fully aware but unable to move. sometimes accompanied by hallucination. usually lasts a coupla minutes. it happened to a friend of mine, and he was totally freaking out cuz he couldn't move or even shout for help. but, as said, after a coupla minutes it all goes away - u either totally wake up, or u fall asleep again. it is actually not that uncommon, it's just that it's almost always mistaken to be a dream!

     
  • At May 04, 2006 , Anonymous NaturalBlu said...

    hey the same happen with me i have alot of nightmares and wierd dreams!! i wish if it can leave me :S

     
  • At May 05, 2006 , Blogger Dar said...

    I dont dream maybe have a dream once each 3 month or something , but i wonder do u really get annoyed of those dreams or they r enjoyable ?
    CheeerZ!

     
  • At May 06, 2006 , Blogger and life goes on... said...

    al... yeah ive heared about this also :S

    naturalblu... i wish it can leave me too, some people say this happens when you sleep with a full stomache, but i never have dinners so this is quite weird.

    dar... dreams of white or black long worms or cockroaches!!! how on earth would i enjoy this?? haha

     

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