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    I used to have nightmares all the time, and I kind of loved it. Not universally, but most of the time. The actual experience left me a bit shaken, but reflecting on them later and discussing them with my friends was very interesting.

    How could I bring about such a thing again, without doing anything that would seriously screw me up?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw Hobbit View Post
    I used to have nightmares all the time, and I kind of loved it. Not universally, but most of the time. The actual experience left me a bit shaken, but reflecting on them later and discussing them with my friends was very interesting.

    How could I bring about such a thing again, without doing anything that would seriously screw me up?
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    Scary movies? Slenderman?
    I'm not really scared by movies anymore. There are a few exceptions (such as Coraline and Fight Club), but for the most part, I am pretty desensitized.

    Books might work ...

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    Find employment as a medium earning wage slave.

    Now find yourself a woman, get her pregnant two or three times, get an apartement and a family car. A dog is optional, but certainly helps.

    Now just roll over and wait for nightmares to roll in, as you think for a way how to pay all your credits and debts away, while still have enough money to put food on table and trying to get kids through school. Hell, sometimes you won't even need to go to sleep.
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    Watch episodes of Honey Boo Boo.

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    How could I bring about such a thing again, without doing anything that would seriously screw me up?
    Oh, never mind then.

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    Ask Serpy to link you an online manga called "The Mystery of Amiere Gorge" or something like that. That gave me freaking nightmares for a week and put me off doing *anything* near a cave for life.

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    How do you know you're not dreaming right now, and the nightmare is actually reality? Or did I just blow your mind?

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    Ask Serpy to link you an online manga called "The Mystery of Amiere Gorge" or something like that. That gave me freaking nightmares for a week and put me off doing *anything* near a cave for life.
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    Umm... Higurashi/Umineko no Naku Koro ni. Wonderfully bloody murder mysteries, complete with School Days-esque killer lolis...

    Also School Days. But only the ending.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chainsaw Hobbit View Post
    I used to have nightmares all the time, and I kind of loved it. Not universally, but most of the time. The actual experience left me a bit shaken, but reflecting on them later and discussing them with my friends was very interesting.

    How could I bring about such a thing again, without doing anything that would seriously screw me up?
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    Hire someone to chase you with a knife. Someone ugly or wearing a mask. Possibly while wearing a bathing suit while covered in fake blood.

    Or always remember... HE is behind you.
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    I found watching Supernatural right before bed gave me amazingly vivid dreams. Not nightmares, but very interesting nonetheless.

    I think the best one was the time Dean was just opening his mouth to start exorcising a demon, when my alarm went off. Playing O Fortuna. That was terrifying.
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    I find putting myself in the movies works. Meaning, I am the guy getting chased by zombies/mass murderer/monsters. Before I go to bed, I think all about it and how I would handle being a part of it. Thats all I think of as I fall asleep and I usually manage to dream about it. I hate nightmares personally. Not because they are scary, but because they involve lots of physical activity, fighting, running, barricades, whatever. And I always wake up exhausted!
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    Though now that I think about it, I think this guy's more likely to cause nightmares.

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    On deployment near Djibouti we had to take malaria pills. I hear that they give people (but not me) very vivid and scary dreams.

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    Eat Pizza right before bed.

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    Eat anything before bed. When I eat right before sleeping, it gives me either really bad heartburn or really weird dreams. Not usually nightmares, but bizarre ones.
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    I'm not sure why exactly this works, but it did for me: for about an hour or two before bed, make a constant effort to not look at your reflection. Go to the bathroom, wash your face, brush your teeth, the works. The important thing is to look into the mirror, but not so you can see yourself.

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    My advice? DON'T. I consider people who don't have nightmares some of the luckiest on the planet; because (at least, in my experience) it's not the things you do to get the nightmares that screw you up. It's the nightmares themselves. You want my subconscious? I dream on a semi-regular (about once every other month or so) that I'm possessed and watch impotently from behind my own eyes as my body slaughters everyone I care about. If I could trade for a boring, nightmare-free life, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
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    My advice? DON'T. I consider people who don't have nightmares some of the luckiest on the planet; because (at least, in my experience) it's not the things you do to get the nightmares that screw you up. It's the nightmares themselves. You want my subconscious? I dream on a semi-regular (about once every other month or so) that I'm possessed and watch impotently from behind my own eyes as my body slaughters everyone I care about. If I could trade for a boring, nightmare-free life, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
    I've had those dreams before. I actually find them rather interesting (probably explains why I'm so crazy). If you could make it into a lucid dream, you may be able to figure out why you have these dreams. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to force a lucid dream. Perhaps you would have better luck?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dimonite View Post
    My advice? DON'T. I consider people who don't have nightmares some of the luckiest on the planet; because (at least, in my experience) it's not the things you do to get the nightmares that screw you up. It's the nightmares themselves. You want my subconscious? I dream on a semi-regular (about once every other month or so) that I'm possessed and watch impotently from behind my own eyes as my body slaughters everyone I care about. If I could trade for a boring, nightmare-free life, I'd do it in a heartbeat.
    I occasionally get nightmares where everyone important to me is taken away or killed and me powerless to stop it. That and there being a ledge I know I am predestined to fall off, and I spend the whole dream battling with my subconscious for that not to happen. It's a lot like not picturing a pink elephant, if the elephant was always just out of sight but you knew he'd pop in to view if you think about him.
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    I've had those dreams before. I actually find them rather interesting (probably explains why I'm so crazy). If you could make it into a lucid dream, you may be able to figure out why you have these dreams. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to force a lucid dream. Perhaps you would have better luck?
    Oh, I've tried to force lucid dreaming as well, but I've also had no luck with that. And mine aren't remotely interesting - the look of horror on my mother's face when I stab her and can't stop myself from doing it haunts my waking hours as well. Seriously, it's hard work to not begin weeping as I type this.

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    I occasionally get nightmares where everyone important to me is taken away or killed and me powerless to stop it. That and there being a ledge I know I am predestined to fall off, and I spend the whole dream battling with my subconscious for that not to happen. It's a lot like not picturing a pink elephant, if the elephant was always just out of sight but you knew he'd pop in to view if you think about him.
    Yeah, I don't have the kind of nightmares where I wake up with a shout in a cold sweat. I have the kind of nightmares where I wake up sobbing. The example I gave was simply one of the more... forum-appropriate ones.
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    Oh, I've tried to force lucid dreaming as well, but I've also had no luck with that. And mine aren't remotely interesting - the look of horror on my mother's face when I stab her and can't stop myself from doing it haunts my waking hours as well. Seriously, it's hard work to not begin weeping as I type this.
    Oh. I'm sorry. I'm a little insane, and can turn my empathy off pretty much at will, so I sometimes can't relate that well to normal people.

    Perhaps you could seek help for this?
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    Oh. I'm sorry. I'm a little insane, and can turn my empathy off pretty much at will, so I sometimes can't relate that well to normal people.

    Perhaps you could seek help for this?
    I'm aware that I probably should be telling this stuff to a shrink instead of an internet forum... but I feel safer and more among friends here than I ever have talking to a counselor or therapist (I haven't talked to one for actual therapy, but I know a couple and with them EVERY conversation is a therapy opportunity). But this thread isn't really about my psychological issues - I'm just making a recommendation and delivering a warning.
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    I cannot ever remember dreaming or having woken up with the feeling that I just dreamt something except for one very clear dream. My wife was pregnant and I was on deployment and I dreamt that I was sitting around a bonfire with some of my closest friends and I was singing and playing guitar w/a little blonde haired girl but I couldn't see her face. That next day I got an email from my wife that we were having a daughter.

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    Reading this has been interesting, since people seem to have such vastly differing nightmares.

    Mine have always been about being dragged down to a cell deep beneath the earth where I pound against the walls and slowly starve to death, or have just been surreal, like something out of the fever hallucinations of H. R. Giger. Never have they involved any real people other than me.

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