Do You Like Dreaming?

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  1. Helene Lawson

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    Do you like to have dreams during your sleep and remember them after you wake up, or do you prefer to not remember them?
    Personally, I don't like remembering my dreams because often they aren't good experiences.
     
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    It think it would depend on the type of dream. If its a pleasent type of dream I don't mind remembering it. As for bad dreams there are times when I do remember them and wish I wouldn't. Then there are the types of dreams where I can't remember but wish I could. Sometimes I feell like the dream was trying to tell me something, but I couldn't remember the details of it. So, I have some mix reactions on this sometimes I don't mind remember, sometimes I do, and sometimes I wish I can remember.
     
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    I usually don't have vivid dreams. They tend to be just kind of blah, and I don't have any daytime feelings about them at all. However, for the last two nights , I've had some really bizarre nightmares, both about the Anti-Christ, and my efforts to escape him. They have been so realistic and horrifying, that when I woke up, I was shocked to find that I had been dreaming! I hate dreams like that!
     
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    I feel cheated if I don't remember having dreamed at night.
     
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    I'm convinced that dreaming is connected with resting time. Sometimes you head off to sleep and wake up next day feeling as tired or more than you went to sleep first, despite having slept eight or more hours.

    However, there are times when you have an hour nap with some dreams coming in, feeling great at wake up time.

    Personally I like dreaming, but since I moved here I rarely remember what I was dreaming on, but I'm certain of having some dreams through the night. However, and once again, there are nights when I can't recall to have dreamed anything, which are mostly those days when I wake up feeling tired.

    Not feeling the sensation of having dreams makes me regret of having gone to bed the previous night.
     
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    Most often the dreams I have are of being somewhere, in a strange city, or a unfamiliar neighborhood and don't know how to get home. I remember these.
     
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    Some of my dreams I remember but most of them I do not remember when the dreams are very vivid I do attempt to write down what I think the dream was about.
     
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    Sometimes I do have enjoyable dreams that are worth remembering. Usually in those dreams I am achieving something. Many of my dreams feature one or both of my parents, as they were when they were alive and I was young. Usually these dreams leave me with a good feeling.

    Unfortunately I also have annoying anxiety dreams which I would rather forget but they tend to stick in my mind. They are the repetitive dreams that I hate because they are is always related in some way to work that I can't get done.
     
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    My dreams seem to be a mixture of the mundane and slightly bizarre. I often seem to end up in locations that are a combination of different places. Perhaps this is a legacy of having lived in a few different places and having travelled quite a lot.

    My weirdest dreams, by a country mile, were chemically-induced - legally, I might add. I had to take anti-malarial tablets for two years and would have the most surreal dreams you could imagine. In fact, you almost certainly couldn't.
     
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    I don't really know whether I like dreaming or not. It's something that I just do without me wanting to do it, but I guess that it's nice. It's nice to know that my brain does something while I'm not awake, even though I won't remember it when I'll wake up. I think that there are methods of lucid dreaming, which lets you remember them. I really have to try one of those sometime.
     
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    The dreams that I recall are usually snippets that don't last very long. I often have wonderful ideas for products and other money making opportunities, then they're gone as soon as my brain starts waking up.

    This morning, I had a wonderful flash of looking out my back window/balcony and seeing a gorgeous ocean, but I'm not sure where it was, or what it related to, since I'm about 5 blocks from the beach here, and it doesn't really resemble the beach in my dream.
     
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    Most of the time, in my dreams, I am struggling to get somewhere, or to get something done. Often, I dream of trying desperately to get my kids (who are still kids in these dreams) to a safe place at the top of a steep and muddy hill. We are in a pouring down rain, and the river below is rising almost as fast as we can climb that hill.
    At the top is some kind of an empty house where we can go in and be safe and dry; but the water is always swirling around just below us and I am never certain if we will be safe there or not.

    Sometimes, I have good dreams, and happy times, maybe out riding my horse, or doing something with my kids, and I am always so happy when I have one of those kinds of dreams.
    Even though they do not happen a lot, I still look forward to going to sleep at night, in the hopes of one of the happy dreams.
     
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    I like to dream. It's kinda like watching a movie while you sleep.
     
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    The best sleep for me is one with no dream. When I am very tired, I usually have dreams and sometimes nightmares too. There are times that I feel so comfortable at bedtime and even get to sleep while watching television (we have a tv in the bedroom which others say is unhealthy). The so called dreamless sleep is like waking up with nothing negative, no pain in the body, no worries. One thing I noticed with having nightmares is when I would sleep with that feeling of hunger particularly when I sleep near midnight when our dinner was 8 pm, I may be really hungry already.
     
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    :oops:I like dreaming if it's a nice dream. Once I dreamt that I was alone in what looked like an almost dessert like area with just the little house I was sitting in front of in a rocking chair. Looking out into the horizon there was no one in sight at all. Just the Sun setting with not even an insect around. It was very quiet and still. No car either so I wondered how I got to the place where I was in the dream. Dreams are nice to have I feel and I don't mind having dreams. The only dreams I don't like is when someone is chasing me. I wake up to chasing dreams drained! :confused:
     
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    I make it a point to try to recall what I dream. I truly believe the insight the dream world brings is meant to help us problem solve and grow. I do not like some of the symbols I get, but consider them just the same. In another thread it was said "Why can I not remember the good ones? Sometimes I too feel like ever single dream is odd and weird. Why can I not be the person that dreams that it all works out wonderfully. Sunshine rainbows and unicorns right?

    I think I am a person that thinks on a logical track, and for this reason I have dreams based in what I might be able to realistically accomplish. that does not mean that I can ever realistically hope to fly or any of the other weird dream things I do, but I can obtain the level of solution to whatever is on my mind at the time. If only I take the time to sift down to understand what that (the dream images) means.
     
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    I have a lot of those kind too. Also sometimes I'm in some sort of a conflict I can't seem to resolve and I'm usually in a strange city.
     
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    Yes, I do like to dream. I would like to remember my dreams from every single night. I seldom have nightmares, not more than 1 or 2 a year.
     
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    One recurrent theme that I have in dreams is the "combination" town or city. I often seem to be in a place that is made up of different parts of different towns. Sometimes, this takes on a slightly surreal element when a town in the UK has elements of a town in Africa.
     
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    If you have a vivid recollection of that dream ,Tom, you should paint it. Doesn't matter if you're an artist or not. Art is better when you don't render what you see but rather what you feel. Your town/city can be Surrealistic like Dali or out of perspective like the Expressionists. Even Van Gogh, an Impressionist, painted his town out of perspective and it was better that way. Paint it the way you dreamed it.
    Here's Van Gogh's...Don't you agree?

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    The level of surrealism in my "mixed town" dreams is very low compared to the times when I lived in Africa and had to take anti-malarial tablets every day. One of the side effects was strange dreams. I didn't get them that often, but I had quite a few that were positively psychedelic. They came in vivid technicolour and featured all kinds of strange things. The dreams were not frightening, just utterly bizarre.
     
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    I experienced that when I was coming off a brief time of blood thinners. Beautiful scenes like a slow slide show of painted art that was gorgeous and surprisingly avant-garde. That kind of creativity and bold imagination doesn't come to me naturally. It only happened a few times and then no more. I wanted to jump up and paint it. I still could I think. It was about 3 years ago. It was that vivid.
     
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    I like to dream and for the most part I seldom have a nightmare. Many of my dreams involve packing and not being ready for a trip...always going to miss a flight because I cant find something. Same dream but different variations on this theme

    Also have the ones where i didnt study for a test or I cant remember my locker combination but these are becoming rarer....its the packing ones now.

    Also, people are not the right ages and mixed in my dreams....I'll be young but my daughter will be the age she is now, 44.

    I usually remember a portion of my dreams upon waking but as the day progresses I forget.
     
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    I have always dreamed a lot and most are pleasant, some very complicated and worthy of looking into, but I always forgot them shortly after waking up. I did study dream interpretation a few years ago, and found it very interesting, but no longer analyze my dreams, just enjoy them.

    Because my sleep patterns became pretty poor as I aged, I started taking a sleeping pill called zopiclone (zolpidem, zaleplon, eszopiclone and lunesta) which is known to be hallucinogenic, I had a great time with some amazingly psychedelic nights, though you become tolerant after a short time.
    I still use it in tiny doses, to send me off in the middle of the night, and it works for that even after 4 years of use. Sadly the dreams are more normal these days, but still pretty good, often a lot of nonsense but never bad or in the nightmare category.
     
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    Youre weird!

    Im only saying that because I know you fairly well, dont want people to think Im mean, lol.

    I would not want to take anything that causes anything hallucinogenic, that would scare me. i am someone who needs to be in control.

    I was once on an antidepressant that gave me very scary lucid dreams, to the point I was afraid to go to bed...quit that one right away.
     
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