I was talking with my brother-in-law Bob the other day and he asked if I ever had the dream that I show up unprepared for a test at school. Never. I never have had that dream. But I am a dreamer (as I mentioned here) and I can tell you about my dreams every morning I wake up.
For several years, my reoccurring dream involved water coming into my house and flooding my bedroom. I would wake up and get out of bed to grab towels to soak up water. Fortunately, I no longer have that dream.
But there is one dream I can’t stop having and I hate it. Obviously I’ve watched Dateline news one too many times because my dreams are always about someone breaking into our house. Not only that, they are in my room. Two to three times a week I wake up and I’m convinced that there is someone in my room. Isn’t that awful?? I’ve since stopped watching criminal news shows but the dreams don’t stop. I will wake up in a complete panic – no matter what Steve says to convince me otherwise – and search the room for the intruder. This week it happened three nights in a row. The third night Steve says to me, “Seriously, you have issues if you have the same dream every night. Serious issues.” The next morning he asked me if I ever feel scared in our house during the day. No. Not ever. Not even when we lived in Milwaukee did I feel unsafe in my home. I don’t feel unsafe at night either, even when Steve is away for work, but the dream doesn’t go away. What’s weird is I wake up nearly the same time every night – just a half hour to an hour after I initially fall asleep. And I can recall the whole thing in the morning, every detail. It’s got to stop.
I want to dream about unicorns. And clouds of cotton candy.
My husband has that type of dream. He has gotten better by dead-bolting the garage door, he is the one that checks all the locks and we lock the bedroom door. The story about the man whose family was killed and he survived gets him every time. He wants to be conscious to help us.
Read about something nice every night or photos…NO NEWS…makes it worse. Good Luck!
I am the same way. I am extremely careful about what I watch or I will have nightmares. It can be exhausting because you never want to go back to sleep after a scary dream. Hope you start having "visions of sugarplums" instead of scary dreams!
When I have bad dreams and want to sleep I just pray and repeat this until I fall asleep…it really works! "I will lie down and sleep in peace for You alone, oh Lord, will allow me to rest in safety"
You are a brave woman to get up and search for the intruder!! If it were me I am such a weenie I would be "fake" sleeping just praying he leaves! LOL!
That is crazy! I would hate it. I don't have dreams like that, but I do have a theme to my reoccurring dreams. They involve me or someone I know, cheating on their husband! Almost as scary as someone breaking into my room. I feel like a terrible person every time I wake up from one. I too would love unicorns and cotton candy at night!
You are so gutsy–you get up and find the intruder–my hat goes off to you girl! I have woken up to strange noises a few times: I just cower in my bed and listen to every creak in the house, until finally I can't keep my eyes open any longer. Your kiddos are lucky to have you as their protector! Reoccurring dreams are the weirdest (and sometimes creepiest) things.