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Why do I have bad/weird dreams when I sleep on my back?

Why do I have bad/weird dreams when I sleep on my back?

Sleep: Sleeping on your back aggravates sleep related breathing disorders for example sleep apnea can increased rem sleep and disruption of rem sleep causing nightmares etc. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sleep (Definition)

Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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

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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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

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Is it possible that my sleeping pills give me bad dreams?

Is it possible that my sleeping pills give me bad dreams?

Some do: Some of the sleep pills do have side effects like bad dreams like vivid dreams also common are sleep walk sleep talk etc too so please discuss with your doctor if u have a history of se. ...Read more

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I cannot get deep sleep and wake up too often and have bad dreams and feel tired during daytime for two years, do u have suggestions?

I cannot get deep sleep and wake up too often and have bad dreams and feel tired during daytime for two years, do u have suggestions?

OSA: Obstructive sleep apnea is a consideration here. If you snore, feel tired after you sleep enough hours, fall asleep easily in different situations like watching tv, or riding a car; and mostly if this started at a time when you gained some weight, you should ask your dr about a sleep study to rule out osa, and other sleep disorders. ...Read more

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Anxiety has grown to be worse over the past 3 years. & For the past week I've had difficulty sleeping and have bad dreams every night. What can I do?

Anxiety has grown to be worse over the past 3 years. & For the past week I've had difficulty sleeping and have bad dreams every night. What can I do?

Psychotherapy: If you're not already in therapy, please consider it. It's the right way to start rather than drugs. They might be added if needed for a brief time but first try management. It teaches life lessons and it's safe. Do it ASAP since it can prevent this from becoming more 'fixed'. Don't worry - it might be a good thing in general to learn anti-anxiety skills. Best! ...Read more

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I stopped taking geodon (ziprasidone) because I really am not schizophrenic or other things. Once I discontinue I don't sleep and have bad dreams when I do. 2.5week?

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I stopped taking geodon (ziprasidone) because I really am not schizophrenic or other things. Once I discontinue I don't sleep and have bad dreams when I do. 2.5week?

Geodon (ziprasidone): Need to have long discussion with your prescribing doctor about what the Geodon (ziprasidone) was prescribed for, what the withdrawal effects from stopping it suddenly, how to gradually taper if it is not agreeing with u, & what other alternatives are out there to try. ...Read more

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I go to sleep and have bad dreams but I see everything In the room I fell asleep in so I wake up confused not knowing if the dream was real or not?

I go to sleep and have bad dreams but I see everything In the room I fell asleep in so I wake up confused not knowing if the dream was real or not?

Are you taking any: Medications? Please see your doc so he/she can help you sort this out. Possible side effects of medication. May be vivid dreaming from stress or something else. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My fiance suffers from depression. He is on four antidepressants and sleeps a lot! He seems to go into REM sleep quickly and has bad dreams often arguing, kicking or flinching. More recently, he has begun bed wetting. What should I do?

My fiance suffers from depression. He is on four antidepressants and sleeps a lot! He seems to go into REM sleep quickly and has bad dreams often arguing, kicking or flinching. More recently, he has begun bed wetting. What should I do?

I: I am perplexed on why your fiance' is prescribed 4 antidepressants (as earlier pointed out). This is a not (to put it mildly) very common thing to do with patients for depression. If I was in your shoes, I would seek a second opinion about his depression treatment and this would be my priority. ...Read more

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What causes headaches, nausea, sweating while sleeping, hungry, tired, bad dreams?

What causes headaches, nausea, sweating while sleeping, hungry, tired, bad dreams?

Possible: There are a number of possibilities. I would suggest seeing a physician for an evaluation. ...Read more

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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

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Something happened years ago and am now reminded of it. I haven't talked about it. I have bad dreams and get upset and tingly at sudden loud noises?

Something happened years ago and am now reminded of it. I haven't talked about it. I have bad dreams and get upset and tingly at sudden loud noises?

Therapy will help: There are various approaches to this problem and a therapist should be able to discuss them with you.
Treatment works and you should give it a try. ...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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I have bad dreams once in awhile and tend to wake up stiff, achy and exhausted after a nightmare or particularly vivid dream. Why is that?

I have bad dreams once in awhile and tend to wake up stiff, achy and exhausted after a nightmare or particularly vivid dream. Why is that?

Once a week or more?: Hi, how often is "once in awhile? " Occasional nightmares, though disruptive, are are not unusual. As to why, multiple things can trigger bad dreams, stress, alcohol, medications, and sleep disorders. Won't hurt to check in with your MD to see if you have other symptoms that warrant a sleep study. Therapy (e.g., rescripting) and/or medications can be helpful if the problem persists. Best wishes ...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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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