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The EF Dream Chronicle

So, do you dream a lot? Do you remember your dreams? Do you think about it afterwards?

Let's see if dreams of people here resemble in any ways. I have to say I don't see a lot of Swissness (food, habits, places) in my dreams. Nature, yes. Mountains and the lake.

My last dream was about some group organisation, a trip and some emergencies, hiking somewhere.

I never get hungry nor thirsty in my dreams, rarely hear music unless I play or sing. But distinctly remember smells, emotions...colors. Do you laugh or cry in dreams? Feel hurt?

What language do you dream in? Can you control what is happening?

Do your dreams set the mood next day?

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Re: The EF Dream Chronicle

I never dream, ever, at least not that I remember.


But I pretty never never reach that stage 3 deep sleep, that's where dreams happen no?
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Re: The EF Dream Chronicle

I think, usually, in REM phase, not the first part of the night.

I remember dreaming of flying a lot, when I was a kid. It was a repetitive dream, one could swim in the air (fly) like we move under water.
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Yep- I remember the flying dream from my childhood vividly. In fact, I often did wonder if I had dreamt it, or if it was for real- as it felt so real.

Running through a field and flapping wings (arms) and taking off and soaring - beautiful. Parapenting a few years back (tandem in Arosa) is the nearest I ever got to it again.
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I dream about my kids all the time. They give me no peace even when asleep
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I often dream that I have an exam and haven't prepared, or I should be at work and haven't phoned to tell them I can't make it in.
Typical anxiety dreams.
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My worst dreams, when once in stress, were luckily partly not populated by EF folk.
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Yep- I remember the flying dream from my childhood vividly. In fact, I often did wonder if I had dreamt it, or if it was for real- as it felt so real.

Running through a field and flapping wings (arms) and taking off and soaring - beautiful. Parapenting a few years back (tandem in Arosa) is the nearest I ever got to it again.
I never flap - I elevate (face down) and over the most wonderful Swiss stuff
Usually try to ignore the copulating couples on the way
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I never flap - I elevate (face down) and over the most wonderful Swiss stuff
Usually try to ignore the copulating couples on the way
Hmmmm...this would make Freud happy I think.
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My dreams are too explicit too share. HTH.
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Hmmmm...this would make Freud happy I think.
Nope, Freud hätte keine Freude .... .she's ignoring them, how is she gonna overcome anything but altitude in these dreams?
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Nope, Freud hätte keine Freude .... .she's ignoring them, how is she gonna overcome anything but altitude in these dreams?
I did pretty well.

Instigated / helped toward making sure that that the first Mother / child facility within an institution Zürich for Mothers in need was authorirised quite a while ago.

Freud had a home base there.
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Re: The EF Dream Chronicle

I have a lot of anxiety dreams: I've gone back to teaching and everything is going horribly wrong... or I need to get up and go somewhere and I can't move...

Mind you, last night I had a nightmare about doing a weekly shop in Tescos!
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For a long time I had repetitive, disconcerting, dreams where the common theme was always related to not being able to breath: Drowning, caught in a fire, needing to warn someone of a danger but not being able to draw a breath, bag/tent/container stuck over my head, something stuck in my mouth/throat... repetitive as in every single night, disconcerting as in waking up and deciding that I'd rather just get up and stay awake rather than subject myself to the nightmare for another 4 hours.

I spoke to a therapist about it: "You're going through a difficult time, they're typical anxiety/powerlessness dreams."

Then I went to the sleep lab. It turns out that my sleep apnea was so bad that out of 7.5 hours "Not awake" I only spent a total of 12 minutes or so in deep sleep - the rest of the time I was in REM (when you dream), O2 saturation was very very low. My dreams were basically my brain stem
shouting "Wake up, we're suffocating!".
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Re: The EF Dream Chronicle

The last dream I remember was a few days ago. It was about this invisible spirit or entity that I could tell was present by depressions and movement on a bed, but when I would try to catch or tackle whatever it was, there was just nothing there. It was very frustrating and I had guests coming over so I wanted to get rid of the spirit before they arrived.

Also, I've often heard eating cheese before bed induces dreams. Don't know if it's true but nice excuse to have some Stilton and Port

http://www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.c...ightmares.html
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I read somewhere a while back that the typical inability to move/stuck feeling when having a nightmare is physiological, since in REM all muscles are powerless except eye and respiratory motions. The deepest sleep paralysis.

Apnea is really crazy for dreams, Jag. I remember having some weird dreams when I laid on my arm for too long or ended up on my face..our minds incorporate it in our dreams.

We overinterpret stuff, don't we, when we get woken up from a dream. Like a coat hanger being a standing stranger..or a sound from outside that definitely must be something scarey.

I feel like I exchange ideas with somebody, in dreams...but there is no detail of actually talking. Then little sensations are much bigger, a swoosh of a dress, in slow motion.

I think parents sleep lighter, too..tuned in with their kids. Not everyone, but still.

Flying dreams are happy dreams. I wonder why I do not have my usual vertigo in it.

Vlh22 and Auntie - I wonder if those anxiety dreams can be reprogrammed..if you imagine the situation you are anxious about, really hard before you fall asleep, and with a positive results, can you then turn it into a good dream? Victorious?

I just saw "Bedtime Stories" a few weeks about about dreams, it was funny. I liked how lucid and visual the dream adventures were for Adam Sandler to play with.

Dreams are fun. Definitely can tell by them the level of stress we are under. Or secret phantasies. Or things one does not want to consciously confront and that get phased out in our conscious state.
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We overinterpret stuff, don't we, when we get woken up from a dream. Like a coat hanger being a standing stranger..or a sound from outside that definitely must be something scarey.
You know how you can hear your pulse when you put your head on a pillow? When I was a kid (about 100 years ago) I was sure that the sound of my pulse was a mad Eskimo stalking me... I could hear the sound of his muckluks crunching on the snow as he tracked me down.

My poor mother... she figured it out and tracked it down to a story we'd read in school about Eskimos hunting icebears.
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I read somewhere a while back that the typical inability to move/stuck feeling when having a nightmare is physiological, since in REM all muscles are powerless except eye and respiratory motions. The deepest sleep paralysis.
I have had restless legs syndrome since a child.
You're happy for every second good nights sleep sometimes.

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Eskimo stories must be a Canadian specialty..it is true that ears pick up the slightest sound and turn it into something else.

I wonder if we could try to dream about something tonight, something really pleasant - swiming in the ocean, slowly rocking in a hammock or picnicing on a meaddow, being age-less, light, flying somewhere, or ice-skating, I enjoy that feeling. Free-diving? Slammer?
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My Turkish wife always tries to find the meaning of a dream. She used to have a book about it but now uses the internet.
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