I used to have pretty horrible, reoccurring nightmares almost nightly as a child but I kind of grew out of it around puberty. Recently though, I have been having horrible nightmares again 3 and 4 times a week that I wake up from confused, panicked, crying... They aren't the same ones over and over like when I was a kid though, they are all different, extremely vivid/realistic and all equally disturbing/distressing. Some are flashbacks to some horrible things that happened when I was younger, some are about my bird being killed in horrible ways or my husband being hurt or hurting me and some are just straight up scary 'entities', being shoved off buildings, held against my will and generally horrible and disturbing stuff.
This has been going on for a few months now and it's really bothering me since I don't understand WHY it's happening now. I don't take any medications at all, I haven't been feeling 'off', I haven't changed my diet or eating habits recently... I have actually been LESS stressed lately than in recent years. I've also been in an overall good state of mind, feeling healthy, productive and overall happy. Any thoughts on why an adult in a good place in life would start having chronic nightmares?
Last edited by Kiwibird08; 11-16-2015 at 04:20 AM.