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Postby mithril721 on Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:02 am

okay.. see I probably would have been scared by watching someone cut themself in half. Anyway... night terrors occur during an abrupt arousal from deep sleep, called slow wave sleep, instead of during REM sleep where most dreams occur. Usually they happen in young children. The child will sometimes sit up in bed screaming, looking terrified, and appear to be awake, but really they are still sleeping. I think it's been described as they are sort of half-awake and half-asleep because of the sudden disruption of deep sleep. They say not to wake people during night terrors. Often the child wont remember what was so scary, but sometimes they do. They're different from nightmares because they don't happen during REM sleep, and are usually more severe.
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Postby YarnIsland on Mon Dec 06, 2004 12:16 pm

That makes sense to me Psyonide. I guess everyone has there own definition of each term. Yours seems pretty close to mine too because I remember saying to friends 'i had a bad dream' and separatly 'i had a nightmare' so I too see them as different things. But I have no specific examples right now to say.

And thank you Mithril for explaining the differences between a nightmare and a night terror, it helped a lot. I can't say I've ever had a night terror, and I am glad. But I have had my share of night mares and bad dreams, that is for sure.
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Postby mithril721 on Mon Dec 06, 2004 2:00 pm

Yes, that's how I would have defined nightmares too, Psyonide.. It was just surprising to find out that there are people out there who have never been scared by their dreams. Kind of like how Yarn found out people can control their dreams. I just never thought about it.
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Postby Scud422 on Mon Dec 06, 2004 10:59 pm

I have never had a nightmare. I have been scared in my dreams, but not by the time I woke up and definitely not after I woke up.

When I was little, I would hallucinate when I was really sick. Now that was scary. I remember when I was really sick and it was late at night, whenever I closed my eyes, it was like looking into a completely dark room full of screaming people. And I would have scary dreams, really scary dreams, that made no sense at all, but I wouldn't wake up feeling scared, I would just wake up going "what the fuck?" Just the fact that I was having all these weird hallucinations and what not was scary enough.
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Postby YarnIsland on Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:23 pm

Okay Scud!

Me too! In 7th grade I got pretty sick and stayed home from school and was all alone. The night before the whole time I thought there were somethings sitting on my lego chest and I was too scared to turn around to see them. And then that morning I guess I did a combination of sleep walking/dreaming where I had awfully strong feelings of guilt for some reason. It was bad, and scary. I guess being sick does that to some of us.

I thought of a new thing too! Has anyone ever taken in the sounds around or feelings around them and into their dreams? I have. I have taken voices in before, and quite often. I can also take feelings, such as being cold/hot and stuff. I have also taken in having to go to the bathroom, and thankfully woke up still having to go to the bathroom. I think the most interesting part is when something crashes in real life and you take it into your dream, but the crash fits perfectly into whatever was going on so its weird to think about how that crash synched up with your dream. If that makes any sense. 8)
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Postby Psyonide on Tue Dec 07, 2004 1:24 am

Scud422 wrote:When I was little, I would hallucinate when I was really sick. Now that was scary. I remember when I was really sick and it was late at night, whenever I closed my eyes, it was like looking into a completely dark room full of screaming people.


Yeah, I've been there, also when quite young. I think I had a fever, or something similar...
But yeah, it was pitch black all around but there were people yelling and screaming, and everything felt like it was going in and out, in and out really quickly. Perhaps I was dizzy too?
Freaked me out completely.
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Postby mithril721 on Tue Dec 07, 2004 7:12 am

YarnIsland wrote:Has anyone ever taken in the sounds around or feelings around them and into their dreams?


Yes!! I used to set my alarm to the radio, and this one time on a saturday there was some kind of program on the oldies station about Marvin Gaye, so instead of waking up, I had this whole dream about sitting in the art room at school just hanging out and the Marvin Gaye thing was going in the background. It went on for a really long time before I finally woke up and realized I was late for whatever I was supposed to be getting up for. It's happened other times as well, but not for as long as that one. Every once in a while the beeping of my alarm clock will get incorporated into my dream and I'll remember thinking "what is that? That is so annoying!!" but usually I wake up right after.
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Postby TFBrett on Tue Dec 07, 2004 2:34 pm

I had dreams like that all the time on long road trips when I'd fall asleep with my headphones on.
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Postby Brady Kj on Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:45 pm

I remember one time, a woman in one of my dreams (not that kind of dream, sadly) started screaming like an alarm clock right before I woke up.

Also, sometimes when it's cold, I end up dreaming I'm outside in my underwear. There was this one interesting dream like that involving floating platforms and aliens and my brother (also not that kind of dream, fortunately), and it was weird.[/i]
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Postby Brady Kj on Tue Dec 07, 2004 4:48 pm

I remember one time, a woman in one of my dreams (not that kind of dream, sadly) started screaming like an alarm clock right before I woke up.

Also, sometimes when it's cold, I end up dreaming I'm outside in my underwear. There was this one interesting dream like that involving floating platforms and aliens and my brother (also not that kind of dream, fortunately), and it was weird.[/i]
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Postby I Love Lloyd on Tue Dec 07, 2004 9:51 pm

That's interesting. Usually when I am sleeping and have to use the bathroom I dream of toilets, more than I could ever dream ti choose from, and not being able to relieve myself.
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Postby YarnIsland on Tue Dec 07, 2004 11:12 pm

Yeah, taking things into your dreams is neat. I know what you mean Lloyd on not being able to relieve yourself when having go to the bathroom. It sucks, haha.

Dreams are so fun to talk about. I will try to remember my next dream and post it! :)
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Postby Brady Kj on Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:15 am

I remember one time I dreamed I was peeing in a giant hamster wheel, and when I realized it was a dream I was so worried about wetting the bed. So I woke up, but discovered that I was dry. But I was pretty worried until that point.


Last night I dreamed that I my parents told me our puppy was dying and I pretended it wasn't bothering me, and just asked my parents if they had plans on getting a new dog. There was some other realistic event in that dream, which is odd because my dreams don't often have realistic events.
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Postby Psyonide on Wed Dec 08, 2004 2:43 pm

Maybe it's because you haven't yet posted on the WDP, hmm? :wink:
(and no, I'm not saying it's a good forum)
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Postby Scud422 on Wed Dec 08, 2004 9:47 pm

I had a dream where I took the longest piss in the world. Fortunately no wet bed.

I also had this other dream, and in it, I went into my room and looked at my alarm clock right when it went off in real life.
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Postby YarnIsland on Wed Dec 08, 2004 10:13 pm

Last night was interesting.

I had 3 or 4 different variations on a situation where I was asking a girl out to lunch. In one she had two birthday presents and I went up to her and said 'I wanted to ask you to lunch unless those presents are for your boyfriend' and she said they were and there was an awkward silence and we kinda walked away and I wanted to cry. In one she was I think 12 years old (uh-oh pedifile) and she said I was on a level 3 of her liking me out of 4 levels. It was so weird man. There were others I am sure of, I just forgot them already. Either way it was weird stuff.
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Postby Scud422 on Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:41 pm

That sounds like one of those old funny instructional videos.

*black and white film begins to roll*
Anouncer: How to ask a girl out to lunch.
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If the girl has presents:

Guy: I want to ask you out to lunch, unless those are for your boyfriend.
Girl: They are.
(pause)
(pause)
*they walk away*

If the girl is much to young:

Girl: You are, like, on level 3 of my liking, and there's 4 levels.
Guy: Oh, um... huh...
(pause)
*guy runs away*

If the girl is with another guy:

Guy 1: I would like to ask you out to lunch, unless that's you're boyfriend.
Guy 2: I am.
(pause)
*guy 2 beats the shit out of guy 1*
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Postby Brady Kj on Thu Dec 09, 2004 3:43 pm

Don't forget the cheerful theme music in the background.
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Postby YarnIsland on Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:36 pm

*pulls up a chair and gets popcorn*

*watches instructional video*


haha, I enjoyed that, it made me laugh. It would be so much better if the announcer was Hank Azaria like in Dodge Ball, that was awesome. lol what random subjects for a dating instructions video.
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Postby Psyonide on Fri Dec 10, 2004 6:53 am

Brady Kj wrote:Don't forget the cheerful theme music in the background.

Where the hell can I get music like that? As in, the kind of music you hear in the Simpsons when Homer dreams of 'Chocolateland', or the music thats in the game 'Toonstruck'.

I want some, I just have no idea what to look for.
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Postby FunnyComic Lover on Tue Dec 21, 2004 2:29 am

hey everyone, im new 2 this topic and i just read 3 pages of wat u write about dreams, and sum of it scared the crap outta me, like the part where that guy was cutting himself open from the groin and shit, heavy stuff. anywayz i was thinking about that lucid dreaming stuff and i find weneva i mite realize im dreaming i wake up as soon as i realize it. (damn :( ) have u eva liked been in the middle of a really cool dream and then u woke up so ur like shit. and try 2 start dreaming abit, wen trying 2 do that i kinda lucid dream abit buts its just not the same, is the any techniques 2 help lucid dreaming, like be4 u got 2 sleep could u do anything 2 incur a lucid dream, that would sweet. keep me posted bout this lucid dreaming shit :D
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Postby Psyonide on Tue Dec 21, 2004 4:36 am

I've woken up from cool dreams plenty of times, generally by some jerk ringing in the morning or something. Annoying.
As for lucid dreaming techniques, google it. There are heaps of sites with info.
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Postby YarnIsland on Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:05 pm

If you have money, there are lots of things that can help you with trying to lucid dream. I was reading an article awhile back in a magazine talking about some special night blind fold (you know, those things some people put on their eyes to help block out light or whatever). Anyways these special ones are timed to set off some flashing lights so long after you've fallen asleep to let you know you are in your REM sleep and are dreaming. I think it might beep too. But I also think this item cost a couple hundred dollars. I also heard it takes a couple months to train yourself to lucid dream.

Oh well, if you don't have money, do what Psyonide said, Google it. I've done that before and have come across a list of things you can do, all of which that do not cost money.
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Postby Frostacular on Tue Dec 21, 2004 12:20 pm

Usually whenever I see a weird coincidence, I'll end up dreaming about it. I was re-reading The Talisman the other day, and the part with the screaming spider in the Black Hotel stuck with me for some reason, plus a friend of mine posted a blog entry about being bitten by a spider and how it looked a little like a recluse bite, plus there was a video on America's Funniest Home Videos where a guy put this massive spider on this person's pillow to wake them up. So now I've been having these screwy nightmares about being gnawed on by spiders.
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Postby mithril721 on Tue Dec 21, 2004 1:41 pm

Okay... FunnyComic Lover.... please for the love of God would it be too much trouble for you to maybe type like you're a competent human being? I mean.. this whole "internet jargon" really annoys me. If you're so lazy that you can't type "to" instead of "2" or "might" instead of "mite"... then maybe you should just.... oh I don't know... go away or something. Also... there are a lot of words that start with "w" that need an "h" also.... it just makes you look like an idiot if you leave it out. I cry inside every time I read one of your posts. Thanks...
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