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Old 11-14-2017, 02:11 PM   #1
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I've been having nightmares the last 7 days, usually about the end of the world or my death. They wake me up every 30-45 minutes and it takes me a bit to calm down and get back to sleep; As such I'm very tired by the time morning comes. Does anyone have and advice on how to avoid these nightmares (if any)?
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Ask your doc for some prazosin. I take 5mg some people take more. It has worked well for me.
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I've been having nightmares the last 7 days, usually about the end of the world or my death. They wake me up every 30-45 minutes and it takes me a bit to calm down and get back to sleep; As such I'm very tired by the time morning comes. Does anyone have and advice on how to avoid these nightmares (if any)?
Hello. I'm not sure what you're doing before you sleep (watching the news, reading, etc.), but I can recall having very vivid dreams like that which you explained (disasters, end of the world, etc) when I was very focused on the 9/11 tragedies. I read about it online and in books...it was at the forefront of my mind. When I stopped reading that material and curtailed my online activity, that helped. But what really helped was to develop a good routine before going off to sleep - quiet room, dark, no TV, no reading - and a conscious thought that I would have a peaceful night's sleep. I hope this helps.
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Prazosin works for me too, but I quit because all my dreams were dulled. Foods make a difference with me too
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@DeeJay14 and SorryShaped, I've been on quite a few medications in the last few months so I'd rather not start something new, but I'll bring it up to my psychiatrist

@regretful, I'll try and block out stuff at the end of the day, before I go to bed. I usually watch some YouTube before I go to sleep (and have been for 6+ years), so I'm definitely stimulating my brain before shutting down

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@DeeJay14 and SorryShaped, I've been on quite a few medications in the last few months so I'd rather not start something new, but I'll bring it up to my psychiatrist

@regretful, I'll try and block out stuff at the end of the day, before I go to bed. I usually watch some YouTube before I go to sleep (and have been for 6+ years), so I'm definitely stimulating my brain before shutting down

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Since you're already on YouTube, see if you like Rufus Wainwright. Might help you mellow for sleep. Great stuff. "Poses" and "want one" are my favorite albums. He's one of my go-to artists to wind down
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You are in Therapy, and that may be causing this. Death can mean Transformation. Thus the end of your old world, as a new world begins for you.The nightmares may mean you are in the process of healing.
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