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How do I stop a recurring nightmare from recurring?

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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Lucid Dreaming

Hypnotic suggestion & "lucid dreaming" techniques have been shown 2 help people learn 2 redirect fears/anxieties that surface in dreams.
E.G., w/recurring nightmares, experiment w/ "re-writing" the storyline so its not frightening: 1st, vividly imagine/retell the new story while awake. 2nd, "replay" new story 2 urself before sleep. Kids tend 2 respond well 2 hypnotic suggestion/lucid techniques!

In brief: Lucid Dreaming

Hypnotic suggestion & "lucid dreaming" techniques have been shown 2 help people learn 2 redirect fears/anxieties that surface in dreams.
E.G., w/recurring nightmares, experiment w/ "re-writing" the storyline so its not frightening: 1st, vividly imagine/retell the new story while awake. 2nd, "replay" new story 2 urself before sleep. Kids tend 2 respond well 2 hypnotic suggestion/lucid techniques!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: Nightmares

Assuming no medical reason for the dreams, talk to a psychotherapist to help you explore the dynamics & resolve the conflict causing recurrence of those dreams.

In brief: Nightmares

Assuming no medical reason for the dreams, talk to a psychotherapist to help you explore the dynamics & resolve the conflict causing recurrence of those dreams.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
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Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care

In brief: Sleep specialist

There are many good ways to fix this problem. Talk to a sleep specialist.

In brief: Sleep specialist

There are many good ways to fix this problem. Talk to a sleep specialist.
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
Dr. Klaus d Lessnau
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Dr. John Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Evaluation will help

You need an evaluation, may need psychiatric help to clarify this.
It may be a simpleanswer but would get it checked out.

In brief: Evaluation will help

You need an evaluation, may need psychiatric help to clarify this.
It may be a simpleanswer but would get it checked out.
Dr. John Goldman
Dr. John Goldman
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