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PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar, 2010  Reply with quote

I also rarely have nightmares. Maybe once per month or something...And usually, I get lucid in every nightmare so it isn't a nightmare anymore tounge2


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PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar, 2010  Reply with quote

After reading some more, I came to the conclusion that nightmares and naturals at LD'ing are indeed related.

Basing myself on what data I have collected so far,
People LD naturally in early ages. Probably all the time the first years. But, people tend to forget to LD, and forget they could eventually.

Like, when I was younger I could remember every pokemon up to 3rd gen, but I forgot with time because it became unimportant, no one talked about it eventually.
Same with dreams: if it's a subject no one brings up, one is prone to forget them, and one does forgets them if (s)he doesn't pay enough attention.

Nightmares, instead, are dreams that make you wake up (so you do remember them for sure), and make you talk about them, so dreams become an important discussion subject. Actually, some parents go as far as teaching techniques for acquiring lucidity, so the kids use them and solve those nightmares, but even after that, dreams remain an important subject, and by so, the kids learn to pay attention to dreams, (re)discover lucidity in ordinary dreams, and ultimately enjoy it. This time, they're not going to forget about lucidity easily, as it has gained a much larger "magic/wonder" factor from when they practiced it when they were kids, as it felt just a natural thing to do, like walking is.

Nightmares, by bringing up the subject in a pressing manner, makes people learn to care about dreams, getting familiar with them, make them know they can control them, and continue doing it.

Others simply forget the whole thing - it's easy with dreams - and by so, they must get the ability back.



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PostPosted: Thu 22 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

I used to have my fair share of Nightmares when I was younger but now I rarely have them. I'm not naturally talented in LDs and lucid dreaming hasn't affected the kind of dreams I have at all. I simply don't get scared by dreams. I may see that I am being chased by a monster, but I won't call it a nightmare because in the end I always end up facing my fear and enjoying the dream. The only thing I'd classify as a nightmare I've had lately would be dreaming that I'm doing bad in exams. But that's pretty boring, and not scary at all.

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PostPosted: Thu 22 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

I don´t have nightmares, the last time I had one was like three years ago. nevertheless, when I was younger I had them pretty often wink

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PostPosted: Wed 28 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

As far as I can recall I've also never had a nightmare.
I've had dreams where frightening or bad things would happen, but I've never felt actually afraid of it, especially not after waking up-- it's usually "scary" in the sense that I'm watching a movie or something.

Indeed, sometimes if I wake up right after one such dream my first impulse is to laugh.
Upon waking (slowly), I laughed right after I got shot in one dream. (Which wasn't horrific at all-- I think I have yet to see blood in a dream of mine as well.)

So no, I haven't gotten nightmares (that I can remember-- and I imagine most people do remember nightmares, as the definition of "nightmare" would imply).

This could actually be quite easily linked to how I view the world.
I've drawn cartoons practically my whole life, and am going to school for animation now. I pretty much see everything in terms of cartoons. I visualize books as cartoons almost invariably, and my dreams are very often portrayed as cartoons as well. I just tend to grow fonder of cartoon characters more than "live action" ones, if you know what I mean. But anyway, I'm not one that's fond of things like gory violence or sex, so one could say I have a very "innocent" view on things like that. This carries over to my dreams, where such things are never brought up.

Thus, most of my dreams are pretty "tame" as far as frightening things are concerned. It's just not usually how I see anything.


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

Has anyone in here ever had a dreamcatcher? I used to have nightmares often as a child, but the moment my parents gave me a dreamcatcher and told me it would catch all the bad dreams, I stopped having them. Obviously it's just suggestion or something, thinking that you won't have nightmares will, what do you know, help you to stop having nightmares! I haven't had a nightmare since before I was 10 years old.

Occasionally I do have dreams involving monsters or something similar but I've never actually been scared of a dream anymore. No super-sudden wake ups or cold sweat in the middle of the night for me.


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PostPosted: Fri 30 Apr, 2010  Reply with quote

Mithrileyes wrote:
Has anyone in here ever had a dreamcatcher? I used to have nightmares often as a child, but the moment my parents gave me a dreamcatcher and told me it would catch all the bad dreams, I stopped having them. Obviously it's just suggestion or something, thinking that you won't have nightmares will, what do you know, help you to stop having nightmares! I haven't had a nightmare since before I was 10 years old.

Occasionally I do have dreams involving monsters or something similar but I've never actually been scared of a dream anymore. No super-sudden wake ups or cold sweat in the middle of the night for me.
Yeah, interestingly enough dreaming is one topic where it's a really good thing to lie to people. Placebos are great for dreaming since all that matters in the end is what the person expects and wants to happen. It kinda goes against my more scientific nature to accept everything I read, but it would probably make dreaming techniques and ideas a lot easier to achieve, regardless of whether or not they "really" do anything.


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PostPosted: Mon 02 Apr, 2012  Reply with quote

yea, the same happens to me, I think the only nightmare I remember was one that I had when I was 9, I was beign chased by the so called guy with the cloak and then when he caught me I woke up in panic.
but ever since that I havent even thought about dreams, that might be the answer for it too. this is my third week on lucid dreaming and I've had 2. but that didnt seem to change my dreams, like those fellas said. oh well.
I know its weird but I kinda want to have a nightmare. LOL :D



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