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No nightmares?
PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

So, from as far as I can remember, I've had no nightmares.
I've never woken up in the middle of the night (out of fear or something that is, I have woken up for other reasons though) or anything like that....

Im wondering if it has to do with how I am in RL? Although, even then, I still hjave fears in real life, both unreasonable (fear of spiders) and reasonable (fear of heights).
But perhaps my personality or certain traits of mine? or maybe its just me in general?
I dont know...
Is this normal? or really strange? Im not 100% sure Ive never had a nightmare, but as far as I can recall, I haven't.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

I have no nightmares too...I don't know what's the reason.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

I've been pondering about this for quite some time, too. While I might have a bad dream when things around me go bad, I rarely have any nightmares.

The traits I thought affect this the most are ones regarding going on, and not dwelling on past experiences. In other words, taking things to be what they are, and trying to move on - alongside being able to put feelings aside for the sake of living your life, more or less.

I also see these traits as the reason to why I have so few lucid dreams - About none in the last few months, actually, and very few even before that. How often do nightmare-less people lucid dream?

I wish to say these traits might be related to the vivid, awesome dreams I'm getting about every night - though that's an baseless belief even in my own thoughts.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

Hmmm... that might be true, as act in a similar way, more or less. So then, it could possibly be traits like that that affect it...
But I hope it doesnt affect lucid dreaming... Unfortunately, I too have few lucid dreams. Actually only one so far i think.
But i continue to think (and hope) it is because I havent had enough time to develop my lucid dreaming 'skills'.


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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

Never have any nightmares.

Occasionally I get "Screamer" dreams, where a loud noise jerks me awake, but I never get nightmares. ...Well I've had about 3 in my life.



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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

I don't remember ever having nightmares. I've had scary dreams though, but not so bad that I'd wake up screaming or be afraid to go asleep. Those scary dreams were actually pretty funny

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PostPosted: Mon 18 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

Yea but thats the thing.... I've had no scary dreams either o.O
I dont know, its weird...
I've strange dreams too, like those dealing with zombies, but i wasnt scared or anything...
And i dont think I've had any dreams dealing with my fears of spiders or anything either....


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

Funny, I didn't think there would be so much people without nightmares. I'm one of those, had only a few nightmares when i was a lot younger, plus a very brief lucid scary moment two months ago or so, nothing else.
But I do LD quite often, so I would say the two things aren't completely related. Of course, nightmares can make you lucid, but that's not the end of the matter smile One needs to learn to get lucid in situations similar to those in his/her ordinary dreams, such as hanging out with friends, doing something, taking classes etc. and DS or LL can be an option.



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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

Hmmm. Perhaps it might relate to motivation, rather than directly to lucid dreaming capacity...

Most intriguing indeed.


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PostPosted: Tue 19 Jan, 2010  Reply with quote

I dont have nightmares either, but I do know the reason tounge1

I got nightmares less freQuently when I started LD'ing for real, about when I got my first LD (after I started with it, I had LN's sometimes wink5 ) I got no nightmares since that turn3



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PostPosted: Tue 09 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

Wow, I thought it was unnatural to have no nightmares, seeing as I don't have them either tounge2 Well, there was this one somewhat scary moment when I was approaching a door with my friends and was really nervous about something in there, and then all of a sudden the door burst open and a wind-up toy jumped out and started rattling around on the floor. It wasn't enough to wake me, but I felt my heart beat for that instant, and that was the only time I felt my heart jump in a dream. So basically, I don't have nightmares enough to wake me up ^^ I'm arachnophobic, yet I dream about spiders sometimes too but they were never scary probably because they were quite hazy. In fact, I just had a dream this afternoon about some spiders I was trying to kill tounge2

It does make me curious as to whether it's based on personalities, environments, lack of sleep (like me! :D ) or something else. I have my own fears too, but I try not to let them get to me during the night. So maybe that's why? I also never had many lucid dreams, and had practically no "natural" lucid dreams (meaning I never became lucid just by myself without the use of a technique)


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

I think i get around 3 nightmares per year or something smile and they are all very mild.

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PostPosted: Sun 14 Feb, 2010  Reply with quote

I do get nightmares occasionally, but when I wake up, I simply accept it as a dream, and that it is nothing to be afraid of. I only get nightmares that leave me quite shaken only about a couple of times a year. Those are the ones that leave me afraid to go back to sleep for about an hour. I eventually get over those though. ^^


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PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar, 2010  Reply with quote

Coming to think of it, even I have had no nightmares. Some scary dreams when I was very small, but not scary enough to call a nightmare. The only time I have woken up because of a dream was one in which I was falling from a height. I woke up the moment I touched the ground. The time was about 6:45 AM. but it was not scary. In fact, it was a pretty thrilling and awesome feeling.

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PostPosted: Thu 25 Mar, 2010  Reply with quote

Now that I think about it, I do get (very very ambiguous) nightmares.

They aren't scary at all, they shouldn't be. But for some reason I get scared out of my mind when I wake up. (And throughout the rest of the morning.)

But then again, it isn't the dream that's scary. It's just some subconscious thing, I guess.



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