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    I guess im lucky, most of my nightmares turn into lucid dreaming and I force myself awake. Not out of fear, or horror, or soul wrenching sorrow, but boredom. Once I start looping, like, as an example, evil thing is chasing me and I start running laps around the same place, its like I realize how stupid this all is, force myself awake, then try to fall asleep and dream of something else. Even when I go back to my old dream, its like smacking a repeating record and knocking the pin loose, it moves on to something else besides the endless loop.

    Or my dream starts getting incoherent and jumping all over the place, I wake myself up and basically hit the reset button and try again. I hate it when I am in a dream, cool or otherwise, and it just starts getting incoherent and fading all over the place. Like one second im fighting against an army from my foxhole, then blur and im running along a line of bunkers, then blur and im talking with someone, then blur and im awake. Ugh, I like my dreams logical thank you very much. Even if the "logic" is a bit dubious, like discovering that if I jump, land, and use the impact of my landing to bounce myself further into the sky until im doing classic superman leaps over tall buildings and across wide fields.
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    I actually have a very similar experience. I love nightmares. Haven't had one in almost 20 years. The moment I realized that I loved it (after waking up in a cold-sweat terror) was the last actual nightmare I've had. I still remember it clearly, though to be fair, I remember a lot of old dreams pretty clearly.

    Now, that said, I've had upsetting dreams, or frustrating dreams, but that's not the same. The feeling of pure, irrational fear I haven't had, and I miss it.

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    That is absolutely terrifying. That's the first thing that's actually made me jump in a long while. Exactly what I needed to see at midnight.

    I am going to look at that again, because I have poor judgement.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mordokai View Post
    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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    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?
    As a rule nightmares are the result of tension or anxiety, or of psychoactive drugs like antidepressants, alcohol, narcotics, and so on. Sleep deprivation can also lead to nightmares, as can sleep disorders or breathing issues. I've been told that hyperoxia can also cause vivid dreams, naturally including nightmares, but at high pressure and very high concentrations needed for that oxygen actually becomes pretty nasty stuff. Simple high concentrations of oxygen (30-40%), normal ambient atmospheric pressure, and exposure times of less than half an hour for a simple high before going to bed might yield similar effects, and shouldn't come with as much danger as heroin or regular use of Xanax.

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    My brother says that when he forgets to remove his snus when he goes to bed at night he has dim nightmares of being hunted. Very unpleasant but nothing you can put your finger on... but that would entail you starting to use snus so it's probably not a good idea.
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    http://scp-wiki.wikidot.com/main

    Hit 'Random SCP' for an hour or so, and read each article you get. Problem solved.


    Or just track down a horror manga called Uzumaki.
    Hah, you know, after Triscuitable started linking me articles from that SCP site, I just started reading them and was mildly amused at some of the articles, rather than actually freaked out or anything. Am I crazy?

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    I've found if you're in a position to let yourself slowly wake up and fall back asleep and wake up and fall back asleep, the dreams tend to get weirder with each cycle. That may only work when you're sleep deprived or something, though.

    It also depends on what you consider nightmarish. Are we talking fear-for-your-life terror, or heartwrenching "adult fear" type things, or something that's disturbing in its absurdity, or what? Because the wake up-fall asleep goes into the absurd for me, rather than anything really fearful.

    The only terror-nightmare I've had in the last few years was actually caused by the music I had playing while I slept - my brain reinterpreted a high-pitched glitchy sound as the scream of this massive, amorphous shadowy thing.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Neftren View Post
    Hah, you know, after Triscuitable started linking me articles from that SCP site, I just started reading them and was mildly amused at some of the articles, rather than actually freaked out or anything. Am I crazy?
    Nope. A lot of them are entertaining, some are genuinely amusing or heartwarming. But then you run across one via the randomizer that freaks you out, since it's only a matter of time.
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    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
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    Have a child... watch the news. Seeing all the sicko's and pedophiles will cause you to have nightmares.

    Barring that... I'm pretty sure everyone dreams but I have a hard time recalling if I ever dream let alone remember what they might be about normally. One thing I do, and I don't know if it's a quirk to me or what, but I turn the heat up a bit to uncomfortably warm, dress warm (which means more than my boxers), and throw blankets over me. The heat causes me to have dreams I remember, even the occasional lucid dream or nightmare. Although it makes me feel like I've been on a week long bender, leaving me cranky and grumpy for the next day or so.

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    I'm going to recommend Amnesia: the Dark Descent. It might not work for giving you nightmares, but it's certainly scary.
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    I find that afternoon naps on the couch give me weird dreams and sometimes nightmares. I always feel cranky and not rested too so it may be related to that. I've stopped sleeping on the couch if I can help it.
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    Ive heard that eating a banana just before bed induces them
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    Quote Originally Posted by Debbie_D View Post
    Ive heard that eating a banana just before bed induces them
    I would try, but I'm sadly allergic.

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    Ive heard that eating a banana just before bed induces them
    Really? Because I heard if you eat a banana right before you go to bed your dreams become really appealing!
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    Really? Because I heard if you eat a banana right before you go to bed your dreams become really appealing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by GungHo, on Battletech
    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
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    Um, okay...what does that have to do with my post?
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    Um, okay...what does that have to do with my post?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GungHo, on Battletech
    The Atlas is also goofy but it has that whole "Stay Puft Marshmallow Man" menacing smile thing going for it. The guy who drew that one up was obviously taken to the Nutcracker when he was a child... and he was screaming in terror the entire time.
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    Damn, I'm not going to die in seven days now, am I?

    I don't know what insecurities they represent, but I'm always dreaming about zombies. They're always after me, whether I'm me or I'm some other new person. Best case scenario, I'm getting bitten and becoming a zombie. Worst case scenario, I'm getting eaten, or I'm failing to protect other people from getting eaten.

    I have trouble these days convincing myself to fall asleep, because I'm always worried the dead will break into my house and I'll wake up with half my face missing and some zombie up to his elbows in my guts. Because of my dreams, I worry about falling sleep. Because of my fear of falling asleep, I have dreams about zombies. It's a vicious cycle.
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    Damn, I'm not going to die in seven days now, am I?

    I don't know what insecurities they represent, but I'm always dreaming about zombies. They're always after me, whether I'm me or I'm some other new person. Best case scenario, I'm getting bitten and becoming a zombie. Worst case scenario, I'm getting eaten, or I'm failing to protect other people from getting eaten.

    I have trouble these days convincing myself to fall asleep, because I'm always worried the dead will break into my house and I'll wake up with half my face missing and some zombie up to his elbows in my guts. Because of my dreams, I worry about falling sleep. Because of my fear of falling asleep, I have dreams about zombies. It's a vicious cycle.
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    The o.p. should say this guy's username. Loudly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pokemon-freak89 View Post
    It says "Ba Dum Tish!"
    Sorry, I don't speak Spanish or whatever language that is. French maybe?
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    Sorry, I don't speak Spanish or whatever language that is. French maybe?
    It's an onomatopoeia for a rimshot. The quick 3 note bit a drummer plays when the comic makes a pun. 2 quick notes on the drum followed by 1 on the cymbal.
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    while maybe not nightmares, clearly reading about dreams means your more likely to dream

    i read through this thread about 20 minutes before i went to bed and had the strangest dream...

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    Quote Originally Posted by oblivion6 View Post
    while maybe not nightmares, clearly reading about dreams means your more likely to dream

    i read through this thread about 20 minutes before i went to bed and had the strangest dream...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr.Epic View Post
    ELABORATE!!!
    it was all over the place...not related at all, and like most dreams of mine, its fuzzy in many spots....but here goes:

    the first part of it was the really strange part. i dont remember any concrete details, but i can tell you that for whatever reason it involved the Titan Cronus/Kronos/whatever from greek mythology...attacking walmart of all places!

    then, it kinda switched to some sort of cross-country roadtrip with family "friends."

    then, the last little scene i remember, seems to be a flashback/fantasy of my 8th and 10th grade years...quite strange IMO...i just wish i could remember the ends of the dreams!

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