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Q: Preventing Dreaming ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Preventing Dreaming
Category: Health > Alternative
Asked by: dopeycow-ga
List Price: $10.00
Posted: 19 Nov 2005 15:37 PST
Expires: 19 Dec 2005 15:37 PST
Question ID: 595263
I would like to find information on how i can prevent myself from
dreaming, or from remembering my dreams.
I am a light sleeper and tend to remember my dreams quite often which
has a big impact on my day to day life as sometimes my dreams are
quite harrowing.
I used to suffer from stress-related insomnia as a teenager but found
many helpful techniques that have helped.
I suffer very little stress or unhappiness in my life now and i have good
relationsips with my partner/family/friends so just 'relaxing' as my
doctor suggests isnt helping!
I would like any information that can be found on dreaming and the
prevention of it, and will happily tip anyone who can help me.

Request for Question Clarification by sublime1-ga on 19 Nov 2005 15:50 PST

Dreams are meant to release unconscious/subconscious stress
of which we might not be aware or allow ourselves to become
aware of. The best way out of such dreaming is to become
aware, while conscious, of the stressors which the dreams
are attempting to handle (while shielding you from the
specifics, per your choice). 

Journaling your dreams to the point where you know as much
about what's going on in your subconscious as your dreams
might try to convey is the best way I know to eliminate
the need for them.

Would this interest you?


Clarification of Question by dopeycow-ga on 19 Nov 2005 15:56 PST
Hi thanks for your quick response!
Ive tried that but my dreams just seem so random its hard to make
sense of them! I dream about anything from custard balloons to
swimming monkeys!
I understand that it is a natural process and essential to our
well-being but my dreams just seem to make me more stressed out!
I have tried the technique of trying to control my dreams to ease
them, but although i can become aware that it is a dream im helpless
to control it.
Are there any techniques i can try to just not remember them?
Again thank you for taking the time to respond to my question!
There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Preventing Dreaming
From: pinkfreud-ga on 19 Nov 2005 15:54 PST
Suppressing dreams can have some very unpleasant side-effects. I was
once under heavy sedation for several weeks, and although I did not
dream, I began to have some alarming hallucinations during my waking
Subject: Re: Preventing Dreaming
From: healthyresearch-ga on 01 Dec 2005 01:40 PST
Dreaming is healthy. What has worked for me is to practice controlling
the dreams.  Simply know that you can and focus on creating peaceful
dreams.  It's your mind!  Enjoy!

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