Our expert says:
Dreaming is normal - we all do it 3 or 4 times every night, although we only remember very few of the dreams.
However, the content of the dream, in your case very unpleasant, generally reflects our own state of mind.
In other words, having a nightmare as you describe probably reflects some underlying stress problem which you have. A psychologist should be able to help you deal with it.
Another way of dealing with repeating bad dreams, is to mentally rehearse before you go into bed, what you will do in a case like that. For example, you will spray it with insect spray, or some such. It is possible to rehearse actions beforehand, and then build that into your dream. That is sometimes a very useful way to deal with repeating nightmares.
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