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You can do harm to yourself while dreaming.

Nightmares can be very vivid and seem real to the dreamer, even if they last only a few seconds in real time but seem longer during that time.

Have you ever dreamed you were having a fight with someone or something and woke up with your hand in pain from hitting the headboard thus realizing you might have to get an x-ray to see if there are any broken bones?

I think there is cause for concern using a specific type of night time sleeping aid called Melatonin, a substance that is naturally created by the brain to aid in sleeping. The drug or chemical comes in pill form and is sold over the counter without being actually tested for certain adverse side-effects.

A person very dear to me had such an experience. I find it necessary now to do more research on this so called Melatonin. But for now just read and find out more about this so called sleeping aid wonder drug. It is not actually that wonderful to me.

Is There Really A Connection Between Melatonin And Crazy Dreams?


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VinceSummers wrote on July 31, 2017, 8:09 PM

About 2, maybe 3 nights ago, I had my strangest and most vivid dreams ever. Fortunately, they were pleasant dreams. I was visiting various small collections of people at night who were conducting all sorts of different activities that one might label parties. Every person was friendly to a T. I couldn't have asked for a better night's sleep. Odd! And I do have my share of nightmares. One of them that I especially hate is when I have the urge to go to the bathroom and no suitable place can be found.

lookatdesktop wrote on July 31, 2017, 9:38 PM

Good you had some nice dreams and had a good rest. If I had a nightmare like not finding a bathroom anywhere I would be waking up to actually go to the bathroom as fast as possible.

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VinceSummers wrote on July 31, 2017, 9:54 PM

EVENTUALLY I do. But only eventually, after much grief.

MegL wrote on August 2, 2017, 1:32 PM

Interesting. I like the explanation that it's just the body catching up on dreaming. I have never taken melatonin but I have found that when I get a good night's sleep after some disturbed nights, I do a lot more dreaming.

Kasman wrote on August 5, 2017, 12:25 PM

I'm one of those people who don't really remember their dreams, usually I remember only a few seconds of a scene, but there have been times when that brief scene has been absolutely terrifying. I'm sure I have pleasant dreams too but for some reason I don't remember them. I wonder what that says about my subconscious mind!

lookatdesktop wrote on August 5, 2017, 8:34 PM

I have some idea. People who dream vividly usually remember them if they had some connection with spicy foods the night before or this might just be a rumor.

lookatdesktop wrote on August 5, 2017, 8:35 PM

REM sleep causes me to talk sometimes in my sleep only when I wake up my wife tells me about it but I have no memory of it at all. I need to keep my mouth shut so I don't wake her during the night, and this is with my nasal CPAP mask on.

lookatdesktop wrote on August 5, 2017, 8:36 PM

Good grief that is not good.

Tranquilpen wrote on August 6, 2017, 5:58 AM

Dreams are very powerful and seriously underrated. Dreams and visions have been my constant infallible guides over 60 years.

Kasman wrote on August 6, 2017, 11:30 AM

In my case I rarely eat spicy foods so I don't think that applies to me.