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Posted by: linda | 2012-04-25

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Over the last 5 years I have trouble with nightmares, and as result lack of sleep as I don''t look forward to sleep as I just wake up tired of wrestling with my nightmares so I try to be awake as long as possible. Giving me 4-6 hours of sleep. Is there perhaps anything natural I can use or do to help with this situation. I have basicly given up caffiene, tried drinking warm milk with a little of honey, meditate and exersice a lot more but none seems to work. Please advice?

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Nightmares are just dreams with an upsetting emotional content.

They have NOTHING to do with what you are eating or drinking.

Dreaming is normal - we do it 4 or 5 times a night - but just don't remember them, usually.

The upsetting emotional part of the dream reflects your underlying emotional state, and you will need to consider whether you might have a depression underlying the problem. You should discuss this possibility with your doctor, as you may need some form of help for it.

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