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Doctor insights on: Why Do I Have Bad Dreams When I Lay On My Back

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Why do I have bad dreams/weird dreams when my legs are out straight no matter what position I'm in?

Why do I have bad dreams/weird dreams  when my legs are out straight no matter what position I'm in?

Improve sleeping: Improve sleeping habits. Only go th bed when sleepy. Leg position has no relation to dreams. ...Read more

Dr. Louis Gallia
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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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I have bad dreams every single day. Very bad dreams, about rape, dying, kidnapped, death, family danger, fire,the whole spectrum. For 2 yrs, daily :( ?

I have bad dreams every single day. Very bad dreams, about rape, dying, kidnapped, death, family danger, fire,the whole spectrum. For 2 yrs, daily :( ?

Anxiety?: DO you experience anxiety during the day? Have you experienced a trauma? What is your sleep quality like? Do you wake at night? Are you a restless sleeper? Could you be having sleep apnea? Many possibilities exist for your chronic bad dreams including physical factors related to sleep. An in person consultation would help sort these out. ...Read more

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Does mega men vitapak cause bad dreams?

Does mega men vitapak cause bad dreams?

Probably Not: Sometimes introducing something new can temporarily change the sleep cycle. Maybe if there is something in it like caffeine that alters sleep. It seems unlikely though. ...Read more

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What creates these bad dreams?

What creates these bad dreams?

Nightmares: When we dream, our unconscious is playing out our conflicts, fears, anxieties, and desires. Some feel that all the characters are parts of us, perhaps disowned aspects that make us uncomfortable in waking life. Dreams are also a relatively safe way to express strong emotion. Consulting with a psychiatrist or therapist may help you better understand yourself and the triggers for these nightmares. ...Read more

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Can bad dreams affect your personality after you wake up?

Yes: if you allow them too....Dreams are symbolic language and often tell us some very interesting things...write them down and look up the symbols..then they are less scarey...like death dreams mean there is change coming...not death. Different parts of a house mean different parts of your psyche..dreams are meant to help not harm... ...Read more

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How do I stop having such bad dreams about my death?

How do I stop having such bad dreams about my death?

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

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What does it mean when a person always has bad dreams?

What does it mean when  a person always has bad dreams?

Nightmares: Nightmares can be caused by physiological factors such as sleeping in uncomfortable position or having fever, or psychological reasons such as stress or anxiety. ...Read more

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I am having bad dreams every single night lately, is there anything i can do for this?

Yes, but see PCP.: Depends on what causes it. Need to see a psychiatrist/sleep specialist to see if is due to a traumatic event, night mares or night terrors. It depends on what causes it , psychotherapy can help and a medicine that has been used is called prazosin. ...Read more

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Does anyone know if it means something to have bad dreams every night?

Does anyone know if it means something to have bad dreams every night?

Generally: Nightly bad dreams can mean you are troubled by something. Your unconscious is trying to help you process this through the dreams. It could help to talk with a therapist about these dreams and any concerns you have in your waking life. With this, the dreams may dissipate. ...Read more