Duelling Scar

In my dreams, I often resort to violence and screaming. Literally. Dino Spouse wakes me at least twice a month, often more, as I begin shrieking or furiously kicking and punching him in my sleep. I frequently reflect on how fortunate it is for me that Dino Spouse, an amateur heavyweight boxer, is not the one with the predilection for fighting in his sleep.

On Tuesday night, I dreamed that I was being pursued and leapt over a fence. Somehow this involved me engaging my nightstand in single combat. It won, so I have a lovely black eye.


One thought on “Duelling Scar

  1. Hello Kate Yemelyanov,

    That is unfortunate, I used to have this problem sometimes several years ago when my doctor had me taking 20mg of Fluoxetine for depression and social anxiety disorder and generalized anxiety disorder, but it went away after I stopped taking it fortunately; and so if you are taking any medications, there is a chance that it could be one of those, otherwise you may just be among the rare group of people with this problem which is unfortunate.

    If so, then it might help to practice/train yourself to hopefully try to remember better ways to deal with those situations in dreams (none violence, less violence, summoning other dream characters to fight for you, using superpowers, using ranged weapons, et cetera) and/or to realize that you are dreaming so that you can lucid dream and control the dream, but it takes time and practice during the day and before you go to sleep to increase the chance that you will remember when you are dreaming.

    It helps to keep a dream journal (voice record your dreams and/or write them and/or type them et cetera), look for patterns and other things from your dreams that you can use to help you realize that you are dreaming or that you can use to help you to remember what you want to do in those situations, practice reality checks during the day and before you go to sleep so that you can hopefully remember to do them in your dreams to help you test whether you are dreaming or not, come up with strategies/et cetera that you want to try/test in those situations to better deal with them in dreams, and remember to set your intentions before going to sleep even if you have to look in a mirror and say your intentions out-loud to yourself several times to help set this intention in your mind to increase your chances of remembering while you are dreaming.

    Also it may help to talk to a doctor or professional for any advice to help deal with this, without medicine if possible.

    Good luck and thank you for sharing some of your experiences. šŸ™‚

    -John Jr


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