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Since September 11th, I have been hounded by constant apocalyptic dreams. These dreams come every single night and vary in nature. Sometimes I dream of bombing, of the earth's destruction by fire, by water, etc. After looking these dreams up in dream dictionaries, I found that the symbolic meaning could be that of a destruction of an idea or way of living.<br><br><br><br>
Even so, I find it a strange coincidence that I began having these dreams after September 11th.<br><br><br><br>
My question is: Has this happened to anyone else out there? I heard more sensationalized news stories about those who were traumatized by September 11th having these type of dream disturbances, but those stories surfaced directly after September 11th, and for all I know, these people aren't still bothered by their dreams.<br><br><br><br>
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Well, strangely enough, I had a lot of dreams like this, including plane crashes, BEFORE September 11...seriously. And since then, I haven't had a single one. One thing about dream dictionaries, is that they can't get inside someone's head and what they're actually thinking. Everyone is different....for instance, if I dream about cows, it may mean something completely different to someone that eats meat and dreams about cows. The only dream themes that I believe mean the same thing for everyone is falling, flying, nudity in public, death, etc. I personally think that your dreams are just reflecting your true fears of what might happen. Maybe it's something you haven't dealt fully with on the surface, and it has to be released in some way...via your subconscious. It must be horrible to be constantly haunted by these nightmares. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/sad.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":(">
 

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I have a lot of dreams about aliens or foreigners invading our country and trying to kill me. I also dream about planes crashing and general mass destruction all since Sept 11. These are in addition to my usual stress dreams- tornadoes, bears, driving with no brakes, being chased.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Funkified</i><br><br><b>i just have really, really weird dreams in general.</b></div>
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Me too, and I always have several small dreams in a row, instead of one continuous dream. I rarely ever have nightmares, so when I do they usually scare the hell out of me.<br><br>
I did have a sort of 9/11 related dream. It appened a couple months back, so I don't really remember the details, but basically I was walking through a building frame--it wasn't finished yet, just the frame was up--and I think they were warning everyone about an attack, and then the whole thing just collapsed. I guess it was bombed. I don't think it really freaked me out, I just thought of it as my usual weird dreaming. I think I did one of those "jump yourself awake" things right when the building collapsed.
 

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I've always had weird dreams. I have a lot of travelling dreams, as well as dreams about bridges that aren't finsihed, and I'm falling off of it. Once upon a time, I practiced lucid dreaming - it worked, but because you have to write your dreams down as soon as you have them (so you don't forget), I got practically no sleep this way. I found myself having 7 or 8 dreams per night, waking up after each one, and having to write them down.<br><br><br><br>
I wonder if lucid dreaming would help get rid of these dreams, but, again, it's kind of hard on your sleep cycle to do this.
 

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I usually don't remember my dreams. I think its because I tend to only get about 5 hours of sleep a night, and that's not all that much REM sleep. Darn VB, keeps me up so late and then I still have homework to do! :p I know, I know, not y'all's fault.
 

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I dream a lot about the past. Being at college or high school, or being sad that I am not in college. Time travel (I have time travelled back to the 80's a few times, it was fun!). I dream about boyfriends past, deceased pets. In one of the time travel ones, I kept telling my mom to buy stock in Microsoft.
 

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Any incidences of bed wetting because of disturbing dreams? Oh, wait, I wouldn't admit to it either if I had.
 

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Okay, you brought up bed wetting, Skylark, so here's another question that actually surfaced earlier this week at work:<br><br><br><br>
For the ladies: Who can attest to having orgasms in their sleep? I am female and can say that I do have them in my sleep - sometimes they wake me up. Of course they are always due to an erotic dream, and when I wake up, my hands are totally immobile. A friend of mine just admitted to having orgasms in her dreams, and I was a little surprised. I thought it was just me! Anyone else? (don't mean to be too personal, but I'm pretty free with sexuality in general, so I'm just wondering....)
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by fortunes_fool</i><br><br><b>Thoughts?</b></div>
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This could be a side effect of watching to much TV or news.
 

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Yes fortunes_fool. It's crazy...I thought I was the only one! I've had 3 of them in my life. And they woke me up too. I'm like, WTF was that and then fall right back into the best sleep <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D"> What a trip! I thought I was just lucky. I've always had a very strong drive however and am not a bit embarrassed about my sexuality. This is proof that the mind is so so much more a part of sexuality than most people realize. There...I admit it <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/grin.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":D">
 

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Men have "wet-dreams" so why shouldn't woman have them to.?<br><br><br><br>
And your right: sex(uality) is not only bodywork.<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/wink3.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=";)">
 

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yeah, i've had them a few times. now that is a nice way to wake up! wish i had 'em more often <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 

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You know, this reminds of something I read some time ago. There are actually women out there that have NEVER orgasmed! WoW! How sad. Guess they don't have 'wet dreams'.<br><br><br><br>
Anyhow, back to dreams. I usually remember my dreams down to every tiny detail. Some of the more disturbing ones I remember for months and months. I'm one to have nightmares alot. Not recently though. I think it had to do with the medical stuff that was going on with me. Sometimes while I'm dreaming, if its real disturbing, my 'dream me' will wake the 'real me' up. And sometimes I can plan on what I will dream. All I have to do is eat something right before I go to bed and think really hard of what I want to dream about while I'm falling asleep. I usually dream what I'm falling asleep thinking about. Sometimes I dream in comedy and will laugh in my sleep. That's my favorite dream type (beside the big-o ones of course). I've cried many times in my sleep before too. Usually this happens if someone I know dies in my dream. And then there's the yelling that happens once in a blue moon. If I'm really emotionally upset in my dream and start yelling at someone, sometimes I'll actually start yelling out loud. My b/f has woke me up 2x's out of that kind of dream. Both times I was phyically fighting with someone. Hey, maybe I have alot of unresolve issues....hmmmm.
 

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The last couple nights I've been having some freaky dreams. I don't remember a lot of them but most of them were dealing with watching myself but being someone else while dreaming, being there but not in the dream physically (I'm there but have no interaction with anything), and watching myself sleep. Freaky thing is last night I watched myself sleep. As I slept the cat was sitting up and watching me and when I woke up she was where I seen her watching me. I been trying to interrupt them and came up some freaky interpretations.
 

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My mother believes that when we dream our souls visit other levels or planes. Maybe you becoming conscious to your soul traveling Apple? She says that when you dream you are falling and wake up suddenly feeling as if you are, that's your soul re-entering your body too quickly.
 

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I tried lucid dreaming awhile back, and while I didn't realize I was dreaming, I did have one of the most bizarre and vivid dreams ever.
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by fortunes_fool</i><br><br><b>Even so, I find it a strange coincidence that I began having these dreams after September 11th.<br><br>
Thoughts?</b></div>
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Yes- it's called "Post-Traumatic Stress". Even if you were't there, you can be affected by the events just the same.<br><br><br><br><br><br>
Lucid dreaming is fun. I used to do it every night.
 
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