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Yuck. Lately, I've been suffering from nightmares. I haven't had a night in the past week not marked by waking up with a beating heart and sense of terror. I haven't been eating any new foods, haven't been inhaling solvents, haven't been tormented in my waking life, and haven't changed a sleep pattern or detergent. I'm not sure what my brain is trying to resolve, but I've had enough, thank you very much.
My dreams have been ranging from intense, emotional nightmares where I find out Ben has died or my parents have divorced. In those I wake up clenched and crying, a stiff neck and arms fast asleep due to sleeping in a tense and twisted position. Others have been straight fear dreams - running through a forest with my cat being chased by a mountain lion, or trapped in a stairwell with rabid animals. Last night it was zombies, one of my ultimate fears.
It definitely makes me ponder our dreamspace - that short period of time devoted each night to resolving and sorting the garbage in our brains. Watch too much Gilmore Girls one summer and you'll dream your mom is Lorelai. Read too many resumes in a day at work and you'll dream you're climbing through stacks of them like a climber summitting Everest. The weirdest things come forth and meld, a boiling pot of weirdness that can often hardly be remembered much less described coherently.
Any thoughts on recurring nightmares? I'd love anyone's remedy! For tonight? I'm going to switch to Ben's side of the bed and drink some water prior to falling asleep (in t-3 minutes). Let's hope it helps.