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24 January 2009 @ 11:56 am
Rough Night  
OK, nightmares that make you wake up in the middle of the night so freaked you are actually shivering but not from the cold - NOT COOL
Current Mood: distresseddistressed
Sweet Ol' Berwyn: Screambaron_berwyn on January 24th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
It's not really a nightmare until your screams wake up the neighbors. (They even came downstairs to see if I was OK.)
eithni: snapeeithni on January 25th, 2009 07:06 am (UTC)
I've never been a screamer (for nightmares anyway ;P) - I always just wake up sweaty and heart racing.

The only time I can remember yelling about a dream was when I dreamed that Kevin O'S and I were having a screaming fight about something - I literally woke up having jumped out of bed and yelled something. Odd enough by itself, but a yelling fight? Me? With KEVIN? Very odd indeed.
iasmin de cordobaiasmin on January 24th, 2009 07:04 pm (UTC)
I don't think you're the only one. I know at least 4 people who had that problem last night.
eithni: lightningeithni on January 25th, 2009 07:07 am (UTC)
Huh. I wonder what is up with the world.
DameJ: Grad Picturedamej on January 24th, 2009 07:22 pm (UTC)
Not good. You should keep a supply of dark chocolate next to your bed for such emergencies. New agey music (the kind massage therapists play in their treatment rooms) might also help you to calm down after a horrifying nightmare.
whymcwhymc on January 24th, 2009 08:21 pm (UTC)
I personally recommend stompy angry music to show the nightmares who's boss... and if that doesn't work, and you have to leave it on for a while, at least the roommates will be awake to keep you company.
eithni: yipes!eithni on January 25th, 2009 07:03 am (UTC)
It's particularly bad because I could not remember the nightmare and so could not tell myself it was not real, etc, since I did not remember...
Uncle Mikeybelmikey on January 24th, 2009 09:30 pm (UTC)
*hugses* Not cool.
jtdiiijtdiii on January 24th, 2009 10:00 pm (UTC)
Sorry to hear that. Hope tonight is a bit more restful.
lrdfaelan: Give a Hug!lrdfaelan on January 25th, 2009 04:21 am (UTC)
Icky. I haven't had a nightmare is YEARS. But I did have the same one more than once. It involved the Muppets. yeah... kinda scary for a little kid.
ego_id_non_feciego_id_non_feci on January 25th, 2009 04:52 am (UTC)

Scotch, cheese, and tea, STAT!

Good, soothing thoughts your way. And maybe see if the wee men will stand guard for a little scotch payment? It's worth a shot!
eithni: yipes!eithni on January 25th, 2009 07:02 am (UTC)
Thanks... I may just try all of the above.
corvusjoyouscorvusjoyous on January 25th, 2009 09:19 pm (UTC)
I have a quilt that is a nightmare shield. No, really. It was an art project in my printmaking class. I've thrown it on the bed again now that it's cold, and I don't usually have a problem with nightmares. Lemme know if you want to borrow it, seriously.
Miss Katzarhooie on January 26th, 2009 03:09 am (UTC)
Kat's Method for Discouraging Nightmares:
1- A small dish filled with water and salt. Put it in the middle of your bedroom an hour or two before bed, pour it down the shower drain in the morning before you shower. Repeat as needed.
2- Quartz crystals. Charge 'em up in the moonlight, then keep one near the bed. They need to be recharged once or twice a month to be the most effective, but they work for long periods even when they've not been charged recently.
3- Dreamcatcher. Mine has a quartz crystal hanging in the middle. I keep it hung in the window nearest my bed. Luckily, that window gets the moonlight so I don't need to remember to "clean" it once a month.
4- Smudge the room with sage.
5- A quick nudge to the universe to knock it off. No, seriously, this one is probably the most effective of them all.

This is all for the chronic nightmares that can be caused by environmental factors. These things neutralize 90% of the nasties that I deal with the most, and help keep the nightmares at bay. The downside, of course, is that the ones that DO get through suck major monkey balls. I recommend a monster in bed.