Does anyone know how to make yourself calm down after a nightmare? I keep feeling unsafe even though it's not dark or anything at all...
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I know!
30%
I know the feeling but I dunno how to fix it.
52%
O_o No idea.
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Published: July 9, 2012
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manganimedelaney0531Hobbyist General Artist
i dont have nightmares any more but i remember a few years ago i did. what i would do is breath until i calm down and because that just calmed me down but i still was scared so i would get a glass of water take one of my favorites books and read a chapter or two. the reading makes you forget about the dream and get excited because you love the book.
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Hmm, that might help! :) Thank you!
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your welcome!
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Sketchy-ScenarioHobbyist Digital Artist
FOR SOME REASON I NEVER HAVE NIGHTMARES
BECAUSE I CONSCIOUSLY KNOW THAT MY DREAMS AREN'T REAL
LAST TIME I HAD A NIGHTMARE.
I WAS BEING CHASED BY SOMETHING
AND ALL OF A SUDDEN
I SHOUTED
"STOP"
AND THE PEOPLE STOPED CHASING ME REALLY CONFUSED
AND I SAID TO THEM
"WAIT THIS IS A DREAM RIGHT?"
AND THEY SLOWLY NODDED
AND THEN I WAS LIKE
"SO NON OF THIS IS REAL RIGHT?"
AND THEY WHERE LIKE
"...YEEAH?"
AND THEN IM LIKE
"SO WHY ARE YOU CHASING ME?"
AND THEY SHRUGGED AND WALKED AWAY
NEVER HAD A NIGHTMARE SENSE
I DID HAVE A DREAM ABOUT ACID RAIN BURNING THROUGH MY ROOFTOP
AND EVERYONE IN MY HOUSE WAS FREAKING OUT
BUT I WAS LIKE LAUGHING AND HAVING A BLAST
LOL I DUNNO
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SpitfiresOnIceHobbyist Digital Artist
I WANT YOUR WAY OF DREAMING
I NEVER REALISE IT'S ALL FAKE
AND THAT JUST SOUNDS TOO AWESOME
ALL OF THE DO WANT
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AHAHA
TRAIN YOURSELF :3
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I SHALL
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WonderSparksHobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't had a real nightmare for too long. ^^;
Instead I relish the darkness of night. /shot
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Lucky. xD The impact of the dream often lasts for days, well during the day I'm fine but at night it gets scary. x)
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WonderSparksHobbyist Digital Artist
Not so much lucky as just outright corrupted, I'd say. I'm not the kid I used to be. ^^;
That's no good. I wish there was something I could do to help make it go away. :iconbatnoesplz:
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Hmm, true. But still.
Same here. Fortunately, I don't have nightmares too often :)
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=P
Well that's good. :dummy:
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Well, afterwords, I take deep breaths and close my eyes. I usually fantasize stuff, create my own story in my mind or read a book or something. I try to take my mind off it, do anything. Even in the middle of the night I will get up, get a drink, twiddle my thumbs, count as high as I can g before losing track, anything.
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Now THAT'S an idea. xD I might try that! :meow:
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painfulIyStudent General Artist
You should
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ErexisHobbyist Digital Artist
Hm...maybe eating, or taking a walk, do a few things. The thing is to do something to get your thoughts cleared from that nightmare. :)
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Hmm, great idea. Thank you! :)
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You're welcome! I hope it really helps. :)
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What I do, is if it's like in the middle of the night, I just try to go back to sleep and thnk about other stuff. Or I talk about it to my mom or friends or bf. it depends on what kind of nightmare it is. last time I had one was a few months ago. after telling everything I felt better.
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I see. :3
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JimmaBHobbyist Digital Artist
eat icecream, lots of icecream and listen to happy songs. lots of nightmares have given me fears I:
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Hmm. Icecream.
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I don't know if it really helps, but if having a nightmare (or actually any dream ever) makes me wake up so that I can still remember everything in detail, I write it down. It helps me memorize it all, and somehow eases the feeling... I have no idea why xD

Also it may be amusing to read them again later, when you've already forgotten what's happened :lol:
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Hmm, true. I have done that for some dreams before, it was... quite interesting. x)
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