I think Santa is bringing me nightmares

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Rainagain

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I think Santa is bringing me nightmares
« on: December 20, 2017, 08:48:38 AM »
Had a feeling of internal pressure and dread yesterday, (had some bad news). had a very long sequential epic violent nightmare last night.

The nightmare was similar to others I get when I'm stressed, they are bad and I awake thinking they are real.

I have nightmares every night, I only remember the really bad ones.

I think its due to Christmas. Its a different time of year, it has its own 'special' ability to trigger.

I need to understand I'm extra stressed, I hope everyone here gives themselves some kindness as its a tricky time of year.

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Re: I think Santa is bringing me nightmares
« Reply #1 on: December 20, 2017, 10:28:59 AM »
Rainagain,
Iím sending you sweet calm dreams to ease your sleeping to restful and restorative sleep. Safe  :hug:if okay.

Andy :phoot:

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Re: I think Santa is bringing me nightmares
« Reply #2 on: December 20, 2017, 12:10:04 PM »
Hey RainAgain, funny enough Iíve had the worst nightmares ever in the last month, when I wake up Iím still in my nightmare and throughout the day I remember chapters of it and am straight back there into it reliving it all again, maybe it is the time of year, I hadnít thought of that as I too am feeling particularly stressed, like you the nightmares are all relative to my life and seem to follow a pattern, hopefully they will soon subside. Hope you start to feel better.

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Re: I think Santa is bringing me nightmares
« Reply #3 on: December 20, 2017, 12:57:06 PM »
Thank you for your replies.

I went back to bed, I don't seem to have nightmares if I sleep in daytime, odd.

I think we all need to be aware that Christmas can be a threat, like a severe weather warning 'take care, its Christmas, expect some symptoms to worsen'

If I understand what my amygdala is up to I don't feel so bad

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Re: I think Santa is bringing me nightmares
« Reply #4 on: December 20, 2017, 08:03:30 PM »
I'll ask Santa to send you sweet, peaceful, calming dreams instead. I sleep better daytime better too.

Sending you kindness!

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Re: I think Santa is bringing me nightmares
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2017, 12:05:49 AM »
Aw,
Thanks blueberry.

I've heard from somewhere that brain chemicals like serotonin fluctuate throughout the 24 hr day.

I wonder if fewer nightmares during the day is a brain chemistry thing?