For the last six months, I've been having loud and extremely chaotic dreams. This usually starts around 4am when the people around my house (i live on the first floor in a building located in a densely populated neighbourhood) wake up for their daily chores. There are factories with noisy machinery near my house too. In my dreams, I am usually engaged in or observing people I know perform repetitive mundane or absurd actions while talking non-stop. Even though I don't remember clearly, I know that the ideas/events/situations seem to have a bearing on my waking life. I often feel panicked or rushed by an external force while experiencing such dreams. I feel slightly awake too, as if I were watching the scene unfold in real life. I wake up intermittently and try to empty my mind out to fall asleep. But fighting this riot of activity is hard and my dream returns as soon as my eyes shut. It feels like I'm watching a non-stop unwanted film inside my head. I used to have similar dreams but not with this intensity or regularity. Ever since this has become a nightly occurence, I wake up feeling exhausted and harrowed by the experience. Sleep has stop beieng the rejuvenating experience after my long day of work. Please tell me if you know something that will help. I really miss sleping dream-free.
Dude this happens to me to. Sometimes I'll get in a groove where every night all I can dream is I'm in the middle of a completely chaotic, catastrophe blockbuster film of some sort. Like I'm in the middle of 2012, often something involved with water like I'm on a ship where everyones going nuts and the ship is sinking. It does tend to happen in the couple hours before waking. Which, of course, is the majority of what we normally remember. I have to ask you, are you normally not able to fall asleep til 2-4am?