jbo asked in Social SciencePsychology · 1 decade ago

Serious Question: Anyone else ever have dreams(nightmares) that physically wake you up scared.continued..?

However, the same nightmare continues everytime you wake up, mulitple times throughout the night. You even begin to dread going back to sleep or you wake up mild sweating or stressed out, as if though your body is acting like you WERE in the dream. this happens a few times a year to me.


I was in iraq in 2004-2005 and I still am in the army, i was a combat infantryman in alot of firefights, in Fallujah etc, but I dont want this to effect my career if I tell a shrink about it.

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  • 1 decade ago
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    The only nightmare that I had was when somebody was chasing after me trying to kill me and they actually succeeded in doing so at the end of the dream. Some of my dreams like this when people are out to kill me continue to plague me and it feels really weird and scary.

    I'm really sorry that you're going through this in your dreams and realities. I feel for you, I really do.

  • 1 decade ago

    When I wasn't saved I had the spirit of fear. I don't have a degree in psychology but I can tell you I've not had any bad dreams since being saved and quitting T.V. and becoming divorced from an abuser! (we get along much better now and when he gets saved, we can reconcile!)

    Try Jesus. A friend of mine locally use to have anxiety attacks but Jesus has helped him. Whether He heals you instantly or not once you give your life to Him, the Bible does promise "Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on thee." He is the Creator and Great Physician so I know He has the Owner's Manual even if you and I don't. Stress likely plays a role but ultimately, Jesus is the answer no matter what the cause is. Plead the blood of Jesus over your life. That's the only protection a soul can have from evil spirits.

    Source(s): Me, others and God's Holy Word
  • A night terror, also known as pavor nocturnus, is a parasomnia sleep disorder characterized by extreme terror and a temporary inability to regain full consciousness. The subject wakes abruptly from the fourth stage of sleep, with waking usually accompanied by gasping, moaning, or screaming. It is often impossible to fully awaken the person, and after the episode the subject normally settles back to sleep without waking. A night terror can occasionally be recalled by the subject.The consensus for treating night terror episodes is three-pronged: gentleness, disposal of anything nearby that might hurt the subject, and avoiding loud voices or movements that might frighten the subject further. It is also critical to remember that the person experiencing the terror is unaware that they are experiencing one. As a result, they may become even more agitated if told that "it was just a dream," as they are quite convinced that the experience is real. The quickest remedy is simply to calm the person by telling the person that you are there for them or simply say, "I'm here" or "I love you". Telling the victim "It's ok" or "nothing's there" may agitate the sleeper further because images they are seeing are very real to them and obviously NOT "ok". However, simply knowing the person's source of "calm" helps immensely. If he/she has a favorite companion dog or cat, telling them that the cat or dog is warm in bed, safe and asleep, and that they need to sleep as well could also be a good trigger. Calm the person and convince them to "go back to sleep" (although they are, in fact, already asleep). In some cases, they may be calmed by the mere presence of familiar person. Night terrors are transitory so medical help is often unnecessary, but options may range from treatment of sleep apnea to prescription of benzodiazepines and psychotherapy. A successfully used method for treating night terrors is to have the sufferer sit down and watch something light-hearted and harmless on television. This helps to distract the sufferer from their perceived experience, and let them regain consciousness. More calming, positive reinforcement can then be administered.

    Source(s): Medical
  • 1 decade ago

    until just now, i had all but forgotten about this incident...

    when i was about 9 or 10, i had a dream that i was walking down a dimly lit coridore. there were closed doors to my right, and a long window on the left, that over looked a large room. at the end of this coridore was an opening that was inset in the wall. there were entry ways on either side of it. i proceded into the entry on the right, not feeling any enxiety. as soon as i was all the way in, however, a large shadow appeared on the wall. i froze. i couldn't speak. the shadow rushed at me, and i felt a moment of pain before waking. less than two years later, in my new school, the power went out as i was on my way to the rest room. at the end of the hall. doors on the right. window on the left. anyway, i think you get the idea. once i got there, i was jumped and seriously beaten by the school bully.

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  • 1 decade ago

    It has happened a few times, but not frequently. If you have these dreams on a regular basis you may have some sort of anxiety disorder, but it's probably just a normal thing.

    You may need to learn how to better confront your fears. That's not an easy task. You can do it without professional help, simply by learning what your fears are and by dealing with them.

    I can't tell you any simple way to do that--just know what your fears are and what triggers them.

  • 1 decade ago

    DUDE WE NEED TO TALK! OK!!!!!!! Haha wow Ok, so you fear something in your dream (A ghost or spirit in my case) and you lay in bed and feel like something is ontop of you pressing you down, you can't speak you try to yell or talk but your voice is gone and all you are is a laying peice of meat numbed by fear? Yeah, lol it scares the bleep outta me... I had a dream where we were in my orchards and we were burying firecrackers and we found some human bones, and all of the sudden my friend says, "Ryan there is an apparition behind you!" (I know its kinda cheesy line but thats what he said) and i turn around numbed by fear i wake up in mid air and I fall down to my bed frozen... So either a ghost made me levitate or I jumped incredibly high out of fear. Then I somehow fell backasleep and i was awakened, jumped by, and stunned by the same quote "Apparition behind you, 4 times or more throughout the night. K this was a long response but yea cool to find im not some weird thing.. Please email me at ryandrum406@yahoo.com cool to talk to ya happy holidays

  • 1 decade ago

    dreams is mostly the image of our conscious and unconscious experience and knowledge. some of the dreams controlled our motion and play with them as if they are there, and disappears, but others continues for long repeatedly. the later, sometimes, is due to over happiness or fear. our mind react and grasp them and we saw their image in the evening and we do not forget in the morning.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes its common to "wake" In a dream ,feelings of sinking and paralysis go with this,just when you think or dream its finished you "realize" it hasnt you are still stuck to your bed "in-limbo"it is petrifying but my way to awake properly quicker,was tell myself i am not bothered i am frightened but not bothered,the reducing of sheer panic will make you snap out of it quicker,since then these sleep episodes have got less and less,i almost semi-realize in my dream where its heading and fool myself into being non-chalont about it,without me finding out that im being non-chalont about it,lol,strange YES horrifying YES !1st one was going on for what seemed like 10 lifetimes in one,i finally awoke exhausted and pale skinned,the worst ever virtual-expeirience ever.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    nope, i don't have that type of nightmare

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