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FoxiePanda

Dreaming the Night Away

So last night, I had a constant dream. The thing is, I don't remember what the hell happened in it. All I know is that when I woke up, I felt tired, weird, and depressed. This feeling happens every once in a while, but it never usually starts in this matter. Either way, I'm sure it will pass when I get some sleep tonight.

But now I feel like I should ask this: have you ever had a dream that left you feeling weird, frightened, sad, etc. If so, what happened in the dream? I'm just curious to know. And what helped you get over this feeling you felt?

I think this will turn out to be an interesting topic for conversation.
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Added: 7 years, 2 months ago
 
RagnarArcano
7 years, 2 months ago
Can you remember any part of it around the beginning
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
The beginning of the dream is usually the part you don't remember well. So unfortunately I don't.
DorkyWolf
7 years, 2 months ago
The beginning of a Dream is actually the ending... our mind plays dreams backwards so that when we recall them, we can see them in the right order... (this is all still theory btw)
DorkyWolf
7 years, 2 months ago
Oh God!! I used to be a sufferer of constant Night Terrors in my early teens (nightmares that dont end when you wake up)! Because of them, I became a somniphobic (fear of sleep).... Not too long ago I finally got over it... once in a while, i fall back into the cycle, but I'm in a good control now...

As for your consistant dreaming, the psychology major in me has an answer!  ^_^  When someone dreams something more than once, and it leaves them feeling bad, depressed, etc, its becuase the dreamer did not solve the problem (either a real life problem or the dreams') the dream had put on... Dreams are a sort of mechanism to sort out our daily stresses, so that we can feel a little better and more relaxed when we wake up (EVERYONE dreams, whether they remember or not). But, if you could not solve this problem, and you dream it again, it normally means you are having difficulty getting passed this "obstical" in your life/dream... i suggest writing down your dream AS SOON AS YOU WAKE UP, so that you can try and analyze everything in it to see what it all means to you, and come up with a solution!

Yeah, that's all the Freudian I have in me at this point! x3 Best of Luck Foxie, and let me know!! =D
DorkyWolf
7 years, 2 months ago
BTW, everything about dreams... EVERYTHING, is still theory... we dont know why we dream STILL!
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
Oh jeez. Sorry to hear that, Dorky. I'm glad you have it under control now.

I've had consistent dreams before, but those never left me feeling depressed. Though they would make me not want to always go to sleep. This one was a dream that seemed to last for a while. I don't remember it, but I know I never dreamt it before, if that makes any sense at all. I could just be feeling confused about it all. Good way of explaining the dream though, Dorky.

Thanks for all the info. We'll see how things go tonight.
DorkyWolf
7 years, 2 months ago
Sweet dreams to you then, and let me know if I can ever help ^.^ Psych is my strong suit, lol xD And you are plenty welcome Mr. Foxie!! =D
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
I'll keep that in mind, Dorky! Thanks again.
SydneySnake
7 years, 2 months ago
The scariest dream I've had was back when I was much younger. It was a very simple dream but terrified me. Basically everything was completely black except me who was curled up on the floor with a spotlight on me. I could only see about two feet in front of me before everything was completely black. Then as I was sitting there, I could hear footsteps that would get louder, and quieter like they where getting closer and closer before walking away. It was totally terrifying.

I really hope you feel better Foxie. If there's anything I can do to help just ask. *snugs*
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
Damn. That gave me chills just thinking about it. Dreams like that always keep me up once I finally wake up from them.

And thanks, Syd. *Snugs back*
SydneySnake
7 years, 2 months ago
The worst part is that it happened more then once, it was shortly after my parents divorced so I think that may have been what caused it. :/ But at least I'm not having it anymore.

And you're welcome =)
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
That could definitely have been the cause, but I'm glad you don't dream about that anymore.
DorkyWolf
7 years, 2 months ago
you just explained it to me.... your conflict was your parents =/
That being alone in the dark was how you felt when they split, and the footsteps where a sign of the person walking towards you, your fear building for what may happen, then that person leaving you alone still...

Meh, sorry for the psycho babel... i could be dead wrong too, seeing as how i cant talk to you IRL to actually help figure that one out, but that's what it sounds like...
Hibiscus
7 years, 2 months ago
I've had dreams in which I've held drawn-out, nasty arguments with close friends.  My dream-self seems to filter my words much less than I would awake, and so I sometimes say terrible things in those dreams.  I wake up depressed after those, for sure.  I find that the best way to deal with it is to talk about it with someone.  

It doesn't have to be a long conversation for me.  Typically, "I had an awful dream and it's got me down," seems to help.  Just getting the feeling out there seems to help it to go away faster than if I just sort of hold it in.

Of course, if I have a dream that gives a nice adrenaline rush, I do tend to keep that on the inside! Too bad the excitement fades the more I "replay" those dreams throughout the day.
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
Yeah dreams like that can definitely be unsettling.

And sometimes conversations talking about it do help, but sometimes I just have to ride it out until the feeling goes away. Usually when I wake up the next morning, I feel better.
viviboi9
7 years, 2 months ago
Ahhh those dreams I have them sometimes but its very interesting so basically I have dreams (even day dreams) that my life was a movie, had the cutest mate (I dream about furries being real like lit git real) and I was happy with that life but when I wake it's the same routine, it's not real and I don't have my dream mate. I feel sad alittle but I keep dreaming that it will become real ^-^
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
I've had dreams like that where I've convinced myself what was happening was real, so when I do wake up, I think that it's actually a part of my life. It's rare, but it does happen to me sometimes.
viviboi9
7 years, 2 months ago
I like those feelings it happens to me all the time sometimes it gets very "yiffy" sometimes :3
Shokuji
7 years, 2 months ago
I tend not to remember bad dreams. But I usually just logic my way through them. I know it's not real and not going to happen. Then it just melts away and I forget about it. =3
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
That can be difficult at times though. And I'm not sure I want to remember it, considering how it made me feel yesterday.
HimaChita
7 years, 2 months ago
It's kinda rare for me to remember my dreams but when I do, they are usually doing stuff in every day life or so off the wall that it migt have well been an real life cartoon. I haven't had any nightmares in an while luckily, but I hate them because they are so vicious and viceral that I wake up and don't want to go back to bed for that time. Usually I do force myself back to sleep but get so obsessed over the nightmare that I end up back in it at least one more time. :(

The one dream that I can remember the most, however, is when I was an lil kid, probably around 7 or 8 years old. I dreamt that I was playing little league baseball and was running around the bases, headed for home plate and sliding into it feet first when an dust cloud formed around me, when it cleared, I was dead. There was no explanation, no reaction from the other played, and I don't remember waking right up after the death, there was just nothingness for an bit. That was also when I was attending an christian school, so I thought that I should have dreamt of heaven as well but I didn't. I remember being so scared as well, but I felt like I couldn't tell my parents for one reason or another.
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
Jeez that's a pretty crazy dream. Can't say I've had anything like that before, but at least it was only a dream. Stuff like that would freak me out.
HimaChita
7 years, 2 months ago
It still freaks me out to this day, it really makes me think of my mortality, there are times when I just stop what I am doing and think, "Wow, this is what I am doing" right now instead of just living in the moment. I hate those times.

As for that dream, I can only guess that it was my subconcious realizing the truth of life before I even knew it. My sister use to tease me about being gay because of an incident in which I accidentally kissed another boy, and you know how well that goes with religion. ;3
DraculJOSHI
7 years, 2 months ago
I summoned a spirit once, I managed to meet him in my dream, but I wasn't ready back than, I think I would still not be. His presence was litterally paralysing, which frightend me.
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
Interesting. Maybe one day.
SenGrisane
7 years, 2 months ago
Yes. I had such dreams the left me exhausted in the morning. I usually have them when I am sick and/or have fever. I dream the wierdest stuff while sick <.<
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
For me, I just dream weird stuff randomly and it tends to have different effects each time.
nekkofox
7 years, 2 months ago
In my dream my girlfriend was being a raging bitch. She cheated on me, called me names, ignored me, pretty much acting the complete opposite of the real her. I woke up feeling sad, angry, and betrayed. Then we had sex for an hour and a half and I came in her bottom, and everything was aaaaalriiight.
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
Well if it worked out in the end, no worries.
Sinaqui
7 years, 2 months ago
Once, in a dream, I was standing in the middle of the road in the middle of a tall hill. I look up towards the top of the hill, and a tumbleweed comes rolling down the middle of the road. It hits me, and I wake up.

Needless to say, I was weirded out when I woke up.
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
That is pretty strange. I would have woke up and went: What?
Sinaqui
7 years, 2 months ago
Well, I kinda went: I will never speak of this again.

Oops.
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
Too late!
RagnarArcano
7 years, 2 months ago
If you can remember the location it could help

Some people say if someone could remember the location it would cause a chain reaction that would cause total recalection of that dream
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
I don't remember the location either. Just random I would think.
RagnarArcano
7 years, 2 months ago
Well if you can't remember the location then I dpnt know what elseto do so you could remember
Teko
7 years, 2 months ago
I nearly always remember my dreams, and while some of them are odd little stories that play out cinematically, a lot of them are just silly little random images and events. But quite often things will happen in my dreams that are inconsequential -- eating a piece of cheese, looking out a window, catching raindrops on my hand -- but will be carry enormous emotion. It's pretty common for me to wake up emotionally exhausted or intensely sad or happy after dreaming about something silly like that. The intensity fades quickly but the memory of the emotion lingers for most of the morning.
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
Wow, that's pretty interesting actually. I wouldn't mind hearing more.
Teko
7 years, 2 months ago
Last night was a good example. I had one dream that felt like looking at old photos or home movies; in it, my sister and I were teenagers and goofing around in the house I live in now. It felt very realistic, but the only emotion was a tinge of nostalgia.

But then I had a very involved cinematic dream in which I was some sort of eco-hippie outlaw with long dreadlocks, involved with some kind of green protest group. I was on the run and hiding out in small towns in Wyoming. I found another group member in a bookstore and we were talking about what to do next when a bunch of musicians waved us over. "Hey, join us for a jam!" they said and all pulled out instruments: a sax, flute, ocarina, guitars, an oud, and some other wacky things. I started playing hand drums and we had a jam session; in the dream, it was the most beautiful, amazing music I'd ever heard, and when it ended, I woke up, feeling sad that the music had only been in a dream, but energized from how gorgeous it was.
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
You have some pretty interesting dreams!
Scorpiious
7 years, 2 months ago
Ive had bad dreams that lingered long into my waking hours... Sorry big bubby.. Bit it would be nice if you texted me.. I never hear from u much anymore...
FoxiePanda
7 years, 2 months ago
Yeah I hate dreams like that. And send me a text when you can.
Scorpiious
7 years, 2 months ago
I does an u don't answers... Maybe u send me one cause I might haff the wrong number?
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