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Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

Is there any online group therapy for people with bad dreams?

See a professional: Bad dreams are a symptom of an underlying emotional issue. You should be trying deal with the underlying cause, not the symptom. A good psychotherapist should be able to help you get to the bottom of the problem so you don't have to keep having bad dreams. See a psychologist, or a psychiatrist (in person!) who specializes in psychotherapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Milroy Samuel
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Bad Dreams (Definition)

Bad dreams is a symptom in which a person remembers dreams that are stressful to him, such as scary dreams, dreams of getting chased by attackers, dreams of suffering ...Read more


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Waking in the morning so flat and sad a d thinking its all not worth it, I don't drink or take tablets but do have have very bad dreams has got worse?

Waking in the morning so flat and sad a d thinking its all not worth it, I don't drink or take tablets but do have have very bad dreams has got worse?

It may be time for: Professional help. I would encourage evaluation through a psychiatrist or psychologist to accurately diagnose. From there, a treatment plan can be developed. ...Read more

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How can I keep my bad dreams from affecting my life? I can't tell what us real and what is a dream anymore.

See the doctor: You are possibly describing hallucinations and that is not a good sign. Please seek medical evaluation to figure out what is going on. Ask your partner or whoever sleeps with you to be present, they may be seeing you do certain things in your sleep or awake ...Read more

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Nvr had prpr slp hvng bad dreams know what's gng on in surrondngs freqnt awake even alprax.5 doesn't wrk hvng these cndtnts from v.Early age?

Nvr had prpr slp hvng bad dreams know what's gng on in surrondngs freqnt awake even alprax.5 doesn't wrk hvng these cndtnts from v.Early age?

Sleep Clinic: In many cases Alprazolam is not even close to the best approach to solve your problems. I always recommend getting help from the sleep clinic. There are also significant books on how to relearn how to sleep without pills. Good sleep hygiene and this natural approach may also help you. ...Read more

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My 15month old baby won't drink milk in a regular cup only in his bottle still how can I take that away? Is it normal for him to have bad dreams?

My 15month old baby won't drink milk in a regular cup only in his bottle still how can I take that away? Is it normal for him to have bad dreams?

Put water in it: Infants are pattern driven and find change difficult. If you put water in the bottle it becomes boreing but may fill a self settling need. It will also keep him hydrated until he comes around. If you put the good stuff in a hard nose sippy cup and leave a few empties around the house as reminders, he can decide to change onn his own terms. ...Read more

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How do you stop bad dreams from happening?

How do you stop bad dreams from happening?

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

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Can you have abruption from bad dreams?

Can you have abruption from bad dreams?

No - but...: Bad dreans per se cannot cause an abruption of the placenta. However, if by bad dreams you mean obstructive sleep apnea (snoring) associated with obesity and high blood pressure - then yes, these factors can lead to placental abruption! ...Read more

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Bad dreams everytime, what is the reason?

Improve sleep hygiene: We remember our dreams when we wake up or are in light sleep during dream cycles. Be sure to eat a small protein snack before be to sleep soundly and avoid all the negative habits that interfere with quality sleep such as alcohol, intense exercise or using electronics. ...Read more

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My husband is slcoholic and his dreaming bad dreams?

My husband is slcoholic and his dreaming bad dreams?

Alcohol and dreams: Alcohol can induce disturbing nightmares, even in those who aren't alcoholics. If your husband is an alcoholic, he is exacerbating his own symptoms. If he's interested in improving this situation, stopping or significantly limiting alcohol would likely help -- but alcohol withdrawal can lead to disturbing dreams and visions also. ...Read more

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Is there a condition in which alcohol gives you bad dreams?

Is there a condition in which alcohol gives you bad dreams?

Drinking it!: Drinking alcohol can trigger nightmares. Alcohol is associated with more intense dreaming as well as better recall of dreams. Also when coming off alcohol individuals can have disrupted sleep and dream more as well. ...Read more

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Can temazpam cause bad dreams and memory loss?

Can temazpam cause bad dreams and memory loss?

Yes to both: If that is happening, talk to you doctor about alternatives that are natural, or see a sleep disorders psychologist for cognitive behavioral therapy of insomnia.Also make sure the memory loss is not coming from something else. If you have ptsd causing nightmares, that should also be addressed. ...Read more

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When I sleeping, always coming some bad dreams...

Bad dreams: Dreaming is one activity which can give access to repressed memories. If you work through your dreams with a professional, you might discover fears or pains which need your attention. Post traumatic stress disorder is one condition in which nightmares and flashbacks bring back the traumatic experience. Prazosin, an Alpha blocker anti hypertensive, is extremely effective in reducing nightmares. ...Read more

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Are bad dreams & flashbacks just stress or signs of bad things to come?

Nightmares ;: Flashbacks normally reflect previous trauma and are not prophetic in nature. ...Read more

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How can I help my 6 yo daughter at bedtime? She cries as soon as I mention bedtime as she has 'bad dreams' and she says she is 'scared'

How can I help my 6 yo daughter at bedtime? She cries as soon as I mention bedtime as she has 'bad dreams' and she says she is 'scared'

Talk to Pediatrician: Get professional input. Nightlight helps some, worsens others. Reading positive/happy stories until asleep can help. Monitor & limit tv with negative / adult themes, as often "replay" in kids with limited ability to understand (=bad dreams). Screen for bullying or abusive contact. Talk to pediatrician--sleep is essential. ...Read more

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I am dreaming bad dreams and feeling that something bad will happen knowing that there is no reason to feel like this why & what to do?

Anticipatory anxiety: It looks like you have "anticipatory anxiety", one of the common type of anxiety disorder, All depends how long is this been going on? If more then 4-5 weeks, more days than not, it may be significant, and should be looked at, nightmares often accompany daytime anxiety. At first try obay sleep hygiene, and stress management, a few psychotherapy sessions might help before any drugs ...Read more

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Hi, Please can you help me with this problem I am having lots of bad dreams were I am shouting and lashing out in my sleep this is ruining my life.

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Hi, Please can you help me with this problem I am having lots of bad dreams were I am shouting and lashing out in my sleep this is ruining my life.

Night terrors: There is some evidence that night terrors can result from being overtired, hence creating a bedtime schedule can help. Also, if chronic, waking you up around the time they may occur (first few hours of sleep) can also help. Medications are rarely needed, and one old remedy some still use is valium for short period of time. ...Read more