I'm 21 years old and wake up from nightmares every time I fall asleep. I have been living with this annoyance because I thought it was common. Since moving in with my boyfriend a few months ago, he gets mad that I cant ever stay in bed and have to go sit in the living room with the lights on and fall back asleep there. If I don't do that I'll just lay there still freaked out from the dream.
I'm not exaggerating by saying that this occurs every time I fall asleep (daytime or nightime) and has for years. They just involve something scary like a break in, mugging, being accused of a crime, a friend dying... Anything really. I don't want to wake up terrified like a little kid anymore, is this something that can be solved without therapy? Does anyone else have this happen to them on a constant basis? My friends and co-workers think it's funny when I tell them because they say they can't even remember their dreams Any advice would be appreciated.View Thread