Do your children wake up at night and want to sleep with you? This a problem that all perents face. Bad dreams
and even night terrors occur often in young children. What options do you as a parent have, to help get rid of your child’s bad dreams
? We’ve asked parents and here are their most common suggestions.
are, in my experience, the most vivid dreams one can have. The dreams from PTSD are most often a reliving of the trauma as we sleep. The dreams and can range anywhere from a nightmare
to a full on night terror
. What adds to this is that we are powerless to stop the dream
, we experience the helplessness, powerlessness, and terror which seem as real as the experience itself.
tap into a deep rooted, primordial fear – primarily the fear that some powerful, demonic force with evil intent could actually take over our lives, assault our bodies, and force us to do that which we would normally never do if in full possession of our faculties. Demons
are different from ghosts or other supernatural creatures in that they are commonly associated with evil, specifically a kind of evil that represents that which is diametrically opposed to the Divine. Demons don’t simply want one’s body. Demons want one’s soul as well.
No one likes being jolted awake from a deep sleep, especially when what riled you up was an assailant, a zombies, killer cream puffs, or falling into pit of snakes. These bad dreams
sometimes referred to as nightmares
are not just frightening they are exhausting when they become reoccurring, and can disrupt a good night’s sleep to the point where it affects you waking life.
It wasn’t long before I noticed several large bugs crawling around. I tried to get rid of them, but the harder I tried, the more of them came out. Soon they were everywhere – spiders, huge bedbugs and ticks, centipedes, worms and quite a few things I’ve never even seen before. They were crawling all over everything, including me.
I grew more and more distressed as I kept wondering how I was going to clean out these critters. At one point I thought of calling an exterminator. I looked into my wallet and saw that I didn’t have enough money for that. Oh man, what was I going to do?
recall is simply the capability of remembering your dreams
. Good dream recall is frequently described as the first step towards lucid dreaming
. Improved recall increases awareness of dreams
in general; with limited dream recall, any lucid dreams
you have can be forgotten completely.To improve dream recall, most people keep a dream journal, writing down any dreams remembered as soon as the dreamer awakens. The purchases of a digital audio recorder can also be very helpful. This will allow the dreamer to record their dreams as quickly as possible as there is a strong tendency to forget what one has dreamed. For best recall, the waking dreamer should keep eyes closed while trying to remember their dream. Describing your dream as if you are still in it can help the writer to recall the events of their dream more accurately Dream recall can also be improved by remaining still after waking up. This may have something to do with REM atonia (the condition of REM sleep in which the motor neurons are not stimulated and thus the body’s muscles do not move). Likewise, the dreamer may be able to recall certain events of their dream by testing different sleeping positions. Another easy technique to help improve dream recall is to repeat to yourself (in thoughts or out loud) “I will remember my dreams,” before falling asleep.
If your nightmares
won’t stop after the translation of a few dreams
, this means that you have a serious psychological problem and you need psychotherapy, translating the meaning of a series of dreams
. In this case you will stop having nightmares
after one or two months of psychotherapy.
A night terror
differs from a nightmare
and can affect any age group (infants, toddlers, young children, teens and adults) although it is more common in children under 5 years of age.
is a condition that occurs in the state just before fully awakening from sleep. The condition is characterized by being unable to move or speak. It is often associated with a feeling that there is some sort of presence, a feeling which often arouses fear but is also accompanied by an inability to cry out. The paralysis may last only a few seconds. The experience may involve visual, auditory, or tactile hallucinations.