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How To Stop Dreaming At Night
Dreaming is natural: And necessary and is most frequent at light level sleep called 1 REM. To get deeper sleep make sure your are in a very DARK room, stop use of computer, iPad, etc. at least one hour prior to bed, See your doc to rule out medical conditions and ask about supplementing w/melatonin. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I often have dreams while sleeping that prevents me from feeling rested when I wake up. Is their anything I can so to stop dreaming at night?
Hello doctor. My husband said, last night when I had slept, my breath was stop about 1 minute. And I had a bad dream. Is it normal? Why could happened?
Sleep apnea: This is not normal but it sounds like you have a surprisingly common problem called sleep apnea. This can be confirmed with a sleep study- ask your doctor about this. It is often treated with a device called CPAP but may also be treated with a mouthpiece and/or orofacial myotherapy. See http://www.Nhlbi. Nih. Gov/health/health-topics/topics/sleepapnea/. ...Read more
I have been taking a 10 mg of celexa (citalopram) since 2/23, what is the best way to taper off to stop? Every night i have the craziest dreams & can't sleep!
Celexa (citalopram): 10mg. Is low dose. My regimen for my patients is to switch to 5mg. Twice daily for one week, then taper by 2.5mg. Every 3-4 days. Consult your prescribing doctor first. ...Read more
I take a 0.25mg of klonopin (clonazepam) m&n and 10mg celexa in the m. Is it safe to stop the night dose of klonopin (clonazepam)? I can't sleep and been having crazy dreams!
Lifelong: If you are a normal, sexually-mature male and do not masturbate or have a partner, you will have wet dreams. One of the cults teaches that these are unhealthy. This is a lie intended to frighten teenagers. I personally know one pastor who left the cult rather than teach this. Being a man is difficult enough without having this frightening and false put into your head. ...Read more
Eval & treament: "Bad dreams" can come from many sources, and talking with your doctor can help sort through them. Medications such as antidepressants can make dreaming more vivid -- and concerns you actually have inside can be pictured in scary ways. Also, recreational drugs and withdrawal from alcohol can induce them. Another cause is reliving traumatic experiences in sleep. Treatment and hope are possible. ...Read more
Nocturnal emissions: Nocturnal emissions/wet dreams are caused by ejaculating whilst UR asleep. Semen is continually being produced by prostate gland & seminal vesicles. This has to be released. So if you are not having regular sex or masturbating it will result in wet dreams. Regular or frequent enough ejaculations by masturbation or sex prevents build up semen & wet dreams. ...Read more
Ideas: So there are a lot of theories about the content of dreams. You have to figure out the difference between "bad dreams/nightmares/terrors" etc. This helps. Dream recall can be helpful and documentation of these dreams since they often recur in various modes of issue not dealt with. They tend to occur more often if you don't get adequate amount of sleep or with alcohol/medications. ...Read more
Death dreams: I agree with dr. Franz that dreaming of death may signify change, rather than actual death. But I find it's more helpful for the dreamer to interpret his/her own dreams, than relying on a book. These ideas can be a starting point, but you don't want to miss your own inner wisdom! Discussing these dreams & concerns with a good therapist could help you decode them in ways more applicable to you. ...Read more
I am 24 and having wet dreams from last 7-8 years, 2-3 times a month regularly, is it normal? I do masturbat sometimes. What should I do to stop them.
In my dreams I know when something's going to happen and sometimes I can stop it and sometimes I can't, why is this?
Yes, briefly: During rem sleep when we dream, all our muscles except the eye muscles and the diaphragm are inactive to prevent us from acting out our dreams. Some people need chest wall and neck muscles to breathe adequately and during rem sleep they may have apneas (periods without breathing). If you dream you are holding your breath, you generally actually do during your sleep. ...Read more
I dream that my gf gets hit with a car or something. I keep having nightmares about it. Why won't this stop?
Nightmare disorder: Please see a psychiatrist who also specializes in sleep disorders if you can. It sounds like you have a nightmare disorder but you could haveptsd. Treatment is usually prazosin to stop the nightmares. If you have post-traumatic stress disorder the psychiatrist will also recommends psychotherapy. Most people with pure nightmare disorder do not require psychotherapy. ...Read more
I have nightmares of my family dying and I wake up crying
why do i have dreams of my family dying? What can I do to make them stop?
I understand your distress of nightmares as your family is very important to you
It is likely that traumatic experiences with unresolved feelings of worry, fear, hurt, resentment, shame, guilt and stresses of relationship with parents, siblings are causing nightmares of family dying and waking up crying.
You are a good person.
See a Psychiatrist for Therapy for Stress, Anxiety and Depression. ...Read more
I have nightmares of a guy getting in my bed & holding me& some I can't tell if fake or not& I can't sleep 4 days after what will make my dreams stop?
Get help: Nightmares can have many causes, eg. stress, trauma, medication, depression. Ask your pcp for referral to a mental health professional for an evaluation and guidance. Meantime, avoid scary images, etc. on the news, media. This too will pass. See: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/003209.htm I hope this helps. Best wishes. ...Read more
self-talk : Lucid dreaming is usually desired because it gives the dreamer control and awareness. But to answer your question, some people can influence their dreams with self-talk or self-hypnosis before they fall asleep. So if one did not want to spoil happy dreams with lucidity, one could theoretically say to oneself that they will enjoy their dreams without any rational input. ...Read more
Get a partner: And forgive my frankness. This is not a reason to rush into a relationship until it's what you really want. Wet dreams / nocturnal emission / "nightfall" is perfectly natural and it's something you should be enjoying. So is handling and exploring your own body, to climax. There is nothing unhealthy or unspiritual about acting like a normal young man. Talk with someone sensible -- maybe even dad. ...Read more
A lucid dream is any: Dream in which you are aware you are dreaming. It can be positive, beneficial. Vivid nightmares are not so good. When you awaken you may re-write nightmares by thinking of different (positive, under your control and desire) outcomes to events in the nightmare. Repeated practice may train your brain to re-write the dreams for you. I have helped myself and many others succeed at this. Best regards ...Read more
Why worry?: Dreams help you work out the problems that bother you during the day. If you wake up and feel overwhelmed with problems right away then, sure, you need to lighten up, but if the dreams help you put things in perspective, that's fine. ...Read more
Wet dreams R normal: Wet dreams are result of body expelling build up of seminal fluid ; are perfectly normal. Masturbation will take care of this. It's healthy for all men to masturbate if they aren't having regular sex ; isn't a sin, best home remedy id regular exercise + a healthy diet with lots of fruit, vegetables, protein ; fiber. Minimize salt intake which means limit prepared or canned foods. ...Read more
My sons committed suicide in 2010, started to have bad dreams that I found him hanging/shooting hs. How do I stop having them?
Suicide: You should seek a counselor. So sorry for your loss. ...Read more
I can't stop dreaming and I don't feel rested when I wake. My dreams are weird and sometimes disturbing. Is there anything I can do?
Sleep disorder: Consult your physician and get examined. Try melatonin supplemntation and aromatherapy with lavender. Try OTC sleeping medications which contain mostly antihistamine products. Exercise, meditate and get to a physician's office. You may benefit from psychological counseling. ...Read more
My nocturnal emissions/wet dreams just don't stop after every 3 or 4 days. I even masterbated twice last week.is my health OK?should I masterbate more?
This is good: Zack, you're a grown man now. Nocturnal emissions are healthy and something that you should enjoy. Anybody who tells you otherwise is either massively ignorant or trying to deceive you. Enjoying your body while you're awake is healthy, too. You decide what's best. Maybe think about that one special person in your future, rather than internet trash. Maybe talk to Dad. Enjoy being a man. ...Read more
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