Thursday, September 16, 2010


dear blogging friends -

I had not the happiest dreams last night. (well. early this morning rather.) LONG story short: I ended up waking up around 3:30 this morning and then finding myself needing to go back to sleep (but i was VERY awake) so I could wake up at 6am and get to work on time.  Needless to say, my brain went into overdrive and I ended up having the worst dreams EVER. They were awful.  They were about bugs under my bed, and spiders falling into my ears and so every time I moved I swore that their were bugs crawling all over me. It was not a happy 2.5 hours and now I feel like all the sleep I DID get before 3:30am is non-existent because of those awful, no good dreams.

So my question for you today is, what do you do for nightmares and how do you overcome them when trying to sleep? Is there any solution? It doesn't happen often for me, but when it does happen I am taken on a wild goose chase - chasing my want for sleep while running away from scary nightmares.

I await your suggestions.



Courtney said...

Get a dream catcher. :-) I have nightmares too... a dream catcher doesn't work for me. But I know some people who they work for and I suppose it is because they know it is there so their subconscious thinks those dreams are supposed to be caught.

Sometimes they say that bad dreams are a sign of a conflicted subconscious... so maybe you've got something on your mind that you need to resolve. That would likely make them go away.

connie said...

Oh oh! I know this one. This is what works for me. I have to consciencly put other stuff in my mind. So I read for a little while or watch tv or even play on the computer. (sallys spa , the game, is amazing at redirecting my thoughts) It helps me so much to drift off again as my brain thinks other thoughts than analizing and re hashing the bad dream.