What Bad Dream/Nightmare Haunts You?

For me, it is a big wild dark bull or a horse in night/dark time trying to hit me and take a bit off me…

I have to force myself to wake up to escape the horror scene of the dream, and find myself breathing hard

Seeing this nightmare from time to time since childhood…

Dunno why this plot is stuck in my brain even after 30+ years….

What about yours??

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  • +2 votes

    I very rarely dream or more accurately I very rarely remember any of my dreams

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      Scary dreams are not forgetable..

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      Neither do I.

      I had horror themed "scary" dreams as a child and would wake up shocked upon my inevitable death. I soon learnt to recognise when I was in an unpleasant dream and immediately surrender to my doom to expedite awakening. Later I would enjoy the challenge of the situation until it became too chaotic upon which time I would clench my body to wake up. But I very rarely have bad dreams now, I miss the fantasy of them. Most of my dreams, as rare as they are, are romantic or sensual.

      The last bad dream I had was approaching a corner in my car at high speed and having no brake pressure at all. I feel like I've had this dream a few times, but that could be déjà vu.

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        I miss the fantasy of them.

        You need to experience sleep paralysis, it is so much fun. You are aware of whats going around you and but you can't move or open your eyes. I used to suffer from this few years ago, and when I first experienced it, I was scared/freaked out and thought I might have discovered some new superpowers but then googled it and found out it's normal and known as sleep paralysis. After a couple of time experiencing it, I started enjoying it. I would try so hard to move all my parts and spend a couple of mins doing it :D. The only way to break from it was to work hard opening your eyelids/move your index finger; then you are back to the real world. I miss it sometimes.

      • +1 vote

        approaching a corner in my car at high speed and having no brake pressure at all

        I have this on the very very rare occasion except I'm in a traffic jam and after the slow crunching impact, the car I hit creeps forward a couple meters and stops again and then my breaks don't do anything all over again. There is no shock so it just repeats until I wake up normally.

        I think the deja vu feeling might stem from being a passenger in a car that is driving a little too carelessly for comfort (and possibly resulting in an accident) - at least that's when my trauma started.

  • +4 votes

    never able to buy latest iphone

  • +1 vote

    De Ja Vu topic?

  • +1 vote

    Youtube Llamas and goat screaming before your sleep you will have happy thoughts.

    (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlYlNF30bVg)

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    I always get the loose teeth nightmare/dreams and sometimes lots and lots of spiders crawling around in my bed.

    It's not scary by itself, but often, I "wake up" in the middle of the night and I'm not actually sure if I'm awake or not. That's the worst feeling for me.

    • +1 vote

      Welcome to the matrix.

      Blue Pill or Red Pill?

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      I "wake up" in the middle of the night and I'm not actually sure if I'm awake or not. That's the worst feeling for me.

      That's sleep paralysis and it sucks. It's like someone is in the house and your body is paralysed.

      R U OK?

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        That's sleep paralysis and it sucks

        I probably didn't describe it properly. It's not sleep paralysis. It's when I think I'm awake and it still feels like I've got loose teeth or there's spiders in my bed. It's only when I actually wake up properly that I realise that it was a dream.

        I've had "sleep paralysis" once but I wouldn't say it's sleep paralysis. I could actually see what was going on to make me not be able to move.

        As a kid, I was able see things in my room and it was the same things that my brother used to be able to see too. I'd probably doubt myself if it was just me.

        I get that some people will be sceptical, but I do know what I see. I still see certain things now.

        Oh.. I'M OK! haha

    • +2 votes

      Yeah loose teeth for me too, I've read that it has something to do with being self-conscious about your image. Had a dream/nightmare once that a dude was hitting on my GF so I kidnapped him and drove him out to a forest and pulled his teeth out with some pliers. Was so vivid that I was a bit freaked out when I woke. A psychologist would have a field day with that one!

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        I know for a fact that I grind my teeth in my sleep so that might have something to do with it too. If I close my jaw, I can now see that my top and bottom teeth have gaps that slot right into each other. Do you grind your teeth?

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          Yeah I think I do now and again, I had braces about ten years ago and some nights I dream i'm still wearing the retainer, i'm pretty sure i'm grinding my teeth during these dreams. Weird eh? Though, if you're grinding regularly maybe you should get a retainer or guard before you do damage!

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          @tre180: haha to be honest, I look at my teeth now and I don't think I can really grind it much more. When I go on trips with my mates and we share rooms, they tell me that it's a really weird sound!

          Thanks for the advice though - I'll ask my dentist the next time I go to see how a retained or guard can help me.

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          @tre180:
          Actually my son used to do that every night until i gave him worm killa pill
          Chocolate flavour.

          Gone for sometime….fingers crossed.

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          Ditto. I have those parking spaces behind my two front teeth.

          And in answer to bobbified below:
          Yes. A retainer is a must have for us teeth grinders!

      • +1 vote

        Had a dream/nightmare once that a dude was hitting on my GF so I kidnapped him and drove him out to a forest and pulled his teeth out with some pliers.

        Was your car clean or dirty that morning?

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        I kidnapped him and drove him out to a forest and pulled his teeth out with some pliers.

        Nah just drive them to the alpine and leave them naked there. If they make it home, you just say "it's a prank brah" (yeah make sure you get your mate to record it). Who are they? they.

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      I get the loose teeth dreams too. I'm always super rational in my dream about it and never freak out, but as soon as I wake up (but before I'm fully awake) I freak out hard because it feels like it's still true.

      Sometimes the tooth actually falls out, too, which always leads to me thoroughly running my tongue around my mouth to make sure I'm not missing any.

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    Snakes. I have dreams where I constantly almost step on snakes.

    R U OK?

  • +1 vote

    I get sleep paralysis too. Being awake but not being able to move used to be absolutely terrifying but now I'm used to it and just kind of 'challenge' myself to move (I never do)

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      just kind of 'challenge' myself to move (I never do)

      I miss it :( and btw try moving your index finger/eyelids (remember you can roll your eyes, take it as a perk). You will break out of it.
      Source: Years of experience.

  • +7 votes

    What Bad Dream/Nightmare Haunts You?

    Harvey Norman buying OzBargain from Scotty…

  • +3 votes

    i woke up twice … like inception.

    the 1st time i woke up, i thought it was real and already got off my bed ..

    but then woke up for another time from bed … WTF ?

  • +2 votes

    RU😀K ?

  • +11 votes

    I buy something and then find it cheaper somewhere else the next day

  • +2 votes

    Not being able to sleep haunts me sometimes.

    There are times where I would be without sleep for 3-4 days in a row and had to go to work. Get yelled by people for not staying focused on the job etc.

    As soon as I got home I'd get changed and throw myself into bed at 9PM but toss and turn until 7AM the next morning.

    Being tired and sleepy but being unable to sleep — the worse feeling I would rather not experience again.

    • +1 vote

      Insomnia ….too much caffeine?

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        some bad lifestyle choices, not sleeping at consistent time, doing late shift night work, also stress about uncertainty of job security. Ozbargaining at 11PM at night might have something to do with it.

        All in the past though, now I sleep at the right times and I work a stable job (Ozbargain). Two in 10 nights I might not be able to sleep.

    • +3 votes

      it seems scotty is trying to get maximum performance from his employees…

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        That sounds plausible actually, for a while I would only fall asleep only in the wee hours of the morning and get up very late. Any attempts to change it to the usual "sleep at 11PM and wake at 8AM" usually makes me sleepy during the day.

        Though now I'm not so sure, I can generally sleep at 12 now and wake up at 8-9AM feeling decent.

  • -1 vote

    Richmond winning the 2017 AFL Grand Final.

  • +7 votes

    tony abbott returning to power

  • +1 vote

    I had a really sexual dream about Pauline Hanson a couple of nights ago.

    Is that scary enough?

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      Of all the beautiful Australian women out there e.g. Miranda Kerr

      Your brain pic an obachan guess its a wild dream for you.

  • +3 votes

    Paying full price.

  • +1 vote

    not really my nightmare but a retail store owners nightmare.

    "hows it going selling those 1000's of fidget spinners you bought on aliexpress?"

  • +1 vote

    After my stroke this year I have recurring dreams of having another one. They are incredibly scary and feel so real, but I have the ability (generally) to recognise something isn't making sense in the dream (like the setting) to know it's a dream and wake up…so I guess that's a silver lining.

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      They are incredibly scary

      Can you explain what you see?

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        I can feel my face tingling and the arm and leg paralysis. I'm always trying to tell someone something is wrong, and they either don't listen to me, or my speech is too slurred for them to understand, or they are in another room which is too far away to call for help.

        If you're asking what I see to know it's a dream, sometimes it's been the setting, like an old house we used to live in; or the sheer stupidity of ppl in the dream not making sense (I'm pretty sure my mum knows how to call an ambulance- in the dream she didn't), that kind of thing - just stuff that didn't quite make sense. Apparently that means I'm a lucid dreamer, which is something people strive for? I don't know, I'd rather just have a blackout sleep!

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    Germanium Negative Ion Magnetic Bracelet has changed my nightmares to almost satisfieing entertaining dreams…very cheap relief if it works for you.

  • +3 votes

    My bad dreams consist of me doing an exam, opening the paper and having that feeling of knowing absolutely nothing about the exam…

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    One of my worst dreams is at our wedding my husband declares he's a genderless vegan. I'm pretty sure my therapist is to blame for this one. She says to go to my happy place to escape whatever it is I'm running from, but they got in and turned him.

    Kidnapping seems to be a theme of my repetitive bad dreams too.

  • +2 votes

    I used to repeatedly dream that I was shot down at my own wedding by my ex. I can't remember when they stopped, but I think about the time I became very comfortable with the concept of I am my own completion, and let go of the stress of needing to be married to be a success as a woman. I secretly never wanted to voluntarily give up my autonomy anyways.

  • +4 votes

    I dreamt I was beaten up in a dark alley so badly and even though the thugs had robbed me of my wallet they had strangely left my brand new iphone X lying on the ground next to me. So I picked up the phone with my badly smashed hand and raised it to my face to unlock it… but…you guessed it, the 3D facial recognition could not recognize my badly battered face and with my dying breath I dropped it in a shallow puddle knowing that it would die with me.

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    Main one that used to get me was when I was in a room and there was a TV with a snow screen analogue signal and the static noise to go with it… Pretty generic scene, but scared the **** out of me.

    Other than that, the Emergency Alert System from the USA after I watched a YouTube video years ago.

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      after I watched a YouTube video years ago.

      Have link?

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        Don't want to search it to be honest…most people would find it tame, but the combination of sound/visual hits me. Just search for emergency alert system.

  • -1 vote

    In 2015 there were over 110,000 Internet forums dedicated to various specific topics. OzBargain is:

    "the place where we share the best bargains in Australia and share them with each other. Our goal is simple – bringing the best deals and bargains in Australia to consumers". Ref: https://www.ozbargain.com.au/wiki/help:about

  • +1 vote

    getting kfc drive through, arriving home and realising they forgot the potato and gravy and im 3 pieces short…

    i always wake up with a jolt in a pool of sweat.

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    If you are experiencing "night terrors, nightmares or bad dreams" especially one that has persisteted for a number of years then you need to see a psychiatrist or at least a psychologist to work through the issues that are causing them.
    Most times, most bad dreams especially the persistent similar ones are caused by a past life trauma or PTSD. Some of them are also as a result of severe untreated anxiety that creeps into your subconscious and dominates your unconscious world of dreams.
    Some might say I don't have any life trauma but remember that your brain has an inbuilt survival mechanism that blocks out severe traumatic events that has happened in your life especially as a child that it makes it impossible for you to recall or even remember it. This mechanism might be helpful in those tender years to ensure survival and normal development but proves problematic as we get older because little things could trigger us easily without us knowing why.
    I don't know your life story but if you have any past traumas or abuse, its worth seeing someone to work through that if there is any especially since its been happening for as long as you say.

    Another option is seeing your GP to get a prescription. Some medications has been known to assist in situations like this. I will mention a few names but you need to see a specialist for a professional advice. Prazosin, Clonidine and Propranolol has been proven helpful in treatment of nightmares but they mainly relate to those associated with PTSD.

    There is also some therapy that helps like Image Rehearsal Therapy (IRT), Systematic Desensitization and Progressive Deep Muscle Relaxation training also helps in treatment of nightmares. Only a few psychiatrist and psychologist practice these therapys.

    Now to the less popular option.
    It could also be a spiritual problem and the dream could have a real world significance. Monitor what happens in the days following the bad dream because it is usually followed by a bad omen that will happen or has happened. After you have had the dream, is there a bad news or a bad thing that happens to you, family or people you care about. Is there a psychical manifestation of that dream like body ache or someone falling sick.
    I don't know your cultural background but in most cultures, people get attacked in dreams and it will have a real life impact and significance. It could be someone is trying to hurt you especially someone you have hurt in the past that felt powerless that they couldn't physically confront you or attack you and they resorted to spiritual realm.
    Simple things to do in this situation that might help, if you think that someone is doing this to you, it might be worthwhile contacting them and apologising especially for someone you've hurt in the past.
    Another one is seeing a spiritualist am not sure about others but I do know prayer helps in this situation if you are a spiritual person.
    Some might see a spiritual doctor and I know aboriginals have a host nof them or you could ask an Indian if you have a friend that is from India.

    The hard but most useful solution is standing up to the terror. Before you sleep, tell yourself you will not have that dream tonight but even if you did, you will defeat this beast because your will force is stronger than theirs. So, if you ever find yourself in that dream again, try not to be scared and try not to run, stand your ground and fight. It will hurt and you might not defeat the beast but it will not come back again because next time you engage in a fight with it, it will be scared you might win.

    I hope you will find your answer in one of these suggestions.

  • +1 vote

    Total armageddon! Those dreams I had 10 years ago still haunts me.

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    Ahh! Cobras!

  • +1 vote

    The modern political climate is a nightmare I am still convinced I'll wake up from one day.

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    I used to get this nightmare before of me getting a speeding ticket when I had my first car. So in this dream, I am driving my car, and I get flashed by a speeding camera. It was a nightmare for me because I couldn't/ still can't afford to pay $300-400 in fine; it's just waste of the money. I think the cause of this nightmare was because I once got a $350 fine for crossing from the emergency gate at the train station, I was distraught for few days and had to my fine in installments. I passed through the emergency gate because I was getting late for the work and had to catch the train, but unfortunately, I ended up losing my entire week pay :( (was a student back then and learned the lesson, but the incident ended up becoming a nightmare for years). Anyway, the good thing is I have never lost any points on my license or got any other fine after that.

    Nowadays, my real life is a nightmare, so nothing scares me enough then the life I am living.

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    Having to go up steep things e.g. paths, stairs, roads, rollercoasters, are my worse nightmares. (Mind you, I've had realistic fears of being stabbed, dying and trying to survive zombie attacks; those are my comparatively fun dreams). I guess it comes from the real life fear of failing, falling & going backwards, or I'm just really afraid of heights.

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    1992 Caulfield cup.
    Shane Dye on Veandercross.

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