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October 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm #203
At the moment I am having incredibly complicated and seemingly random dreams every night, which I can remember clearly in the morning. They aren’t nightmares, there is nothing horrible, they are just odd!
Do you bother analysing your dreams or do you just ignore them? And any tips on how I stop having them? I have tried lots of physical exercise and having a glass of wine in the evening but it didn’t help
October 6, 2017 at 1:48 pm #204
I have very odd dreams which I can remember as well. If I think back to the previous day I can usually find a reason for them, even a name mentioned will make me dream of someone with the same or a similar name.
If they are nothing horrible then don’t waste time worrying about them. Exercise and wine will help sleep but won’t stop dreams!
October 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm #205
Usually related in some way to something that is going on in the day. The worst for me are the repetitive dreams which tend to happen if I’ve been working on something really complex at work and they reflect that.
The horses tend to feature too and stay true to character – the comforter, the scared one, the thief, the destroyer of things and the thick one
October 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm #206
I have incredibly vivid, but quite dull dreams. Last night, I dreamt I was trying to board an Air New Zealand flight from Calgary to Prague, but my boarding pass on my phone would only show my air bnb booking for Prague, and not my seat number, so they wouldn’t let me on. Then they would let me on, and would upgrade me for my troubles, but I had to do some cabin crew duties to ‘earn it’. I decided that was fair and got on the plane.
I have no idea why I was dreaming about that, but that is a typical level of detail I can recall the next day. I’m often very sensible in my dreams, even when I’m aware that I’m dreaming – I was checking my travel insurance documents, for example. Rock n roll life, me!
As far as I’m aware, nothing makes these dreams better or worse for me, unless I’m particularly stressed, in which case I have the same dream about getting up for work. I literally dream about getting up, having a coffee and a shower and getting dressed etc. When this happens, I frequently wake up at 3am surprised I’m not dressed
October 6, 2017 at 1:49 pm #207
I have very odd vivid dreams and dream (though when I say dream, they’re usually nightmares) most nights!
I had a reoccurring one for a while where I was in an orchard hiding from someone with a shotgun who was trying to kill me. I very frequently dream that I’m either breastfeeding a baby or have had a baby girl. And I’ve had more than one nightmare where I’ve been stuck in a swimming pool with a Great White/alligator.
I also dream a lot that I’m back in the country where I grew up, driving my dad’s car but the brakes have failed or the steering isn’t working!
October 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm #208
I had a very vivid dream last night that I was working in an office with an old manual typewriter and couldn’t type a letter without making load of mistakes and having to keep using more paper and hiding the messed up stuff. This could probably relate to when I was about 18 and in my first job ! A very very long time ago. I often have dreams where I am trying to get somewhere and cant find my car, or trying to pack a suitcase and never finishing the job so I can catch a plane ! And the worst one where I am desperate for a wee and the only loo I can find is in a row of several in a room full of people, usually have to get up to have a real wee !
October 6, 2017 at 1:50 pm #209
I have very bizarre dreams sometimes that I remember a lot of details about. Mostly they don’t make sense and are very strange.
The only ones I’ve had that I could place a reason for, was when my horse was very very sick and I kept dreaming that she was on the other side of a river and I couldn’t get to her. I had that dream regularly until she got better.
I also have a recurring dream that I’ve had for over 10 years. It usually happens in my college accommodation. I have finished college and have to get all my stuff packed to take home. Occasionally it’s at a hotel after a holiday or something instead. But the crux of it is that I cannot get all my stuff packed, there is just too much and not enough time so it’s a very stressful dream of packing and panicking. I don’t like those dreams but I think it comes from my real fear of leaving stuff behind everytime I stay away from home.
I don’t tend to think too much about why I dream
October 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm #210
I go through phases of having very vivid dreams, usually coinciding with me feeling stressed or anxious or lonely, so yes, I do tend to analyse them (even though they’re not generally nightmares), because it helps me work out something I need to do/get over/man up about. They usually involve lots of things and people from my real life, all mashed together in a strange situation.
The thing I’ve never managed to work out about dreams is whether it makes a difference if you dream in colour or black and white – I do both but more in colour, but my dad says he only ever dreams in black and white…..curious, the human mind….
October 6, 2017 at 1:51 pm #211
If I am a bit stressed, I tend to dream about stairs or ladders or steep hills that are impossible to climb. I can start off on the stairs and then something happens like the steps get wider or narrower or steeper, have big gaps or the handrail disappears. It can be quite scary.
I do have a phobia of open tread stairs and avoid these at any cost, so this is probably an extension of this.
I did once go to a big marketing company in London for a go-see and they had a suspended glass staircase. NO WAY was I going up that, so ended up going up three floors in the small service lift which was full of Cadbury’s flakes (they worked for Cadburys and had a promotion on). Needless to say, some of the flakes did end up in my bag! (with permission, of course!)
October 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm #212
I find hormones affect my dreams massively. When it is a few days before I am due to start, then my dreams get more and more vivid and often very active – lots of running and finding things. They are often like I am viewing myself on TV – almost in the third person. But my hormones or anxiety really send my dreams odd!
October 6, 2017 at 1:52 pm #213
My latest dream was that I was on holiday in Cyprus – I knew it was Cyprus because that’s my most recent holiday, but actually the hotel and surroundings were Copenhagen, where I went years ago with my ex-husband! It was the evening before we were due to fly home, when we were looking out of the window and we saw a plane – painted up to look like a killer whale – coming into land at the airport which was just over the road behind a row of town houses. The plane was coming in quite normally then suddenly it went straight down, crashed and exploded.
We then saw a stream of breakdown vehicles taking away burnt out cars, buses and trucks down the main road in front of us.
Then I remembered we had to pack to go home, so we started packing – but there were big bookshelves full of books and CDs that we had brought on holiday with us, and we only had 2 suitcases and 3 cardboard boxes to fit everything in
Finally I realised that we couldn’t find our boarding passes and I couldn’t remember what time our flight home was……
If anyone could explain that, I would be genuinely interested
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