My Latest Experience With A Bad Nightmare
I want to share with you a recent experience I had, when I laid on my bed one day and fell asleep, I woke up feeling extremely confused from my nightmare. I won’t go into the details of the nightmare, as its quite personal, but it felt so real and im not sure my mind was awake from it when I first got up, my body might have been but my mind wasn’t. I didn’t really understand where I was, or what was happening. I didn’t remember waking up or going to sleep.
My nightmare was set in my bedroom, and when I opened my eyes I was in my bedroom, so my mind was still in the dream. I started panicking, my heart was racing, all I could hear was my really loud voice in my head, screaming over and over and it was taking over my thoughts. In my panic I started pacing around my bedroom, moving furniture I never knew I had the strength to move.
When I look back at it now I honestly thought I was going mad! But now I know I wasn’t myself, I wasn’t completely awake and my mind was in a massive confused panic.
Does Panic Attack Your Sleep?
Nighttime (nocturnal) panic attacks can occur with no obvious trigger and awaken you from sleep. As with a daytime panic attack, you may experience sweating, rapid heart rate, trembling, shortness of breath, heavy breathing (hyperventilation), flushing or chills, and a sense of impending doom. You may feel really confused and it can take some time for your mind to come back to reality and calm down.
Anxiety can cause you to have the most extreme, confusing dreams which are actually known as nightmares. If stress occurred in you day before you go to sleep, you could experience a nightmare that night, you mind is creating something massive out of something you way have thought or experienced when you were awake. Dream anxiety and waking anxiety can become a vicious cycle. Not only are nightmares caused by anxiety, but they can also cause anxiety the next day, therefore the cycle is hard to break.
Recurring dreams usually mean there is something in you life you’ve not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort. The dream repeats because you have not corrected the problem. … Nightmares are dreams that are so distressing they usually wake us up, at least partially.
If there is a dream you’ve had more than once, I would look closely at what that dream could mean, how could it be connected to your everyday life.
How Can I Help My Dreams?
There are many self-help things on amazon to help you have a better settled sleep. Here’s a few books I think could help.
Overcoming Emotional Flashbacks: How to Stop Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress (Stop Recurring Nightmares and Flashbacks)
This kindle book will provide relief and proven steps with strategies on how to stop painful memories, recurrent nightmares, insomnia and other sign and symptoms. Its available in paperback and kindle.
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Winning the Battle for the Night: God’s Plan for Sleep, Dreams and Revelation
Here’s some reviews on this book.
“Wonderfully practical, brilliantly insightful and sure to inspire you to reconnect with God’s purpose for sleep: communion and rest.”–Bill Johnson, senior leader, Bethel Church, Redding, California
“It will empower you to value and experience good sleep, thus improving health, performance, wisdom and God-given creativity.”–Dr. Michelle A. Miller, Warwick Medical School, University of Warwick
“A powerful guide for anyone who has struggled with sleep problems.”–Margaret Nagib, Psy.D., clinical psychologist, Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center; founder, The Dunamis Project
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The Best Guided Sleep Meditation for Insomnia: Fall Asleep Fast and Get a Full Night’s Rest with Deep Relaxation Techniques
Guided Meditation and Deep Relaxation Techniques Can:
•Provide you with tools to help you let go of sleep disturbances like insomnia
•Learn the value of breathing and how you breathe can help calm and center you mind and body
•Become more aware of how you body and mind work together through imagination and suggestion
•Experience improved sleep and deep rest
•Increase you sensitivity to sensation
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