Does anyone have a good solution for stopping nightmares?
I've suffered from nightmares for years and years. It's pretty normal for me to have 3 or 4 nightmares a week at least. In the few weeks run up to Christmas it had gone down to about 1 a week and I thought I'd solved all my problems, but yet again it's getting silly.
In the past 2 weeks I haven't had one night without a nightmare and for the 6 weeks before that I'd started having them pretty frequently again. In fact my nightmare on Saturday night was so bad that I made the boy get out of bed and turn all the lights in the flat on while I just sat in bed panicking and crying. Thankfully the nightmares the last couple of nights haven't been that bad. The main problem is not how I feel immediately afterwards, but how tired it makes me in the long run.
I've tried not eating hours before bed, cutting out dairy products, cutting out caffeine. None of this has made a difference. Does anyone have any nightmare stopping tips? For the next week I'm going to try timing when my nightmares are and if there's a pattern setting the alarm for 20mins or so before to see if briefly waking up sorts me out.
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