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For the past one year , I feel that I dream all night in my sleep, I mean all night without a break, whenever I wake up , I am dreaming and when I try to go back to sleep, I feel my mind automatically trying to continue the dream, at that time I feel I am crazy. I don't remember a day in this last year when I woke up feeling rested , even after sleeping for close to 9 or 10 hours. I feel very tired, it seems like my brain was active all night,as the dreams most times seem to be frustrating situations, things that I have to find a way out of, like being mad at my siblings, sickness of friends and family , accidents and stuff like that, very rarely are they pleasant.
Earlier I used to rarely dream and now not a single day I have woken up feeling that I had a deep and restful sleep.
I have hollow eyes and cheeks now due to this and I feel tired all day. Lately I also seem to have a slight headache for a couple of hours during the day.
I am planning to see a doctor, but would not want to get on any meds. Any other solution for this?
Your response is much appreciated.

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replied May 27th, 2008
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Hey there,

Don't suppose you drink caffeine or things like v cans (with guarana). Just a thought but that may be doing it. i suppose you go see a doc and see what they say since you're not waking up rested. I think we do dream all night but we generally don't remember all the dreams we have or FEEL that we're constantly dreaming while asleep.

Harmony1 xo
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replied April 26th, 2011
Hello friend,
I think everyone do dream in night while sleeping.Some dreams are very good but some are vary funny any many of them are very dreadful. For last 3 years i m suffering from a strange condition. Every time i sleep,after some time i do dream that i am falling from a high place.This makes me very uncomfortable when i wake up.
I can't understand why this happens to me...

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replied October 24th, 2011
That indicates your are sleeping but not resting. You may want to find out some ways to rest and relax for an hour or so before falling asleep. Stretching, soft music, meditating, proper medicine etc..
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replied October 24th, 2011
Sounds like lucid dreaming to me: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream
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replied January 28th, 2009
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wow, i cant believe it. you are the only person who knows what i am going through. i am having the same problems but it has been going on for years. my dreams are so real that it feels like i am awake when i know i am dreaming. it never feels like i get any rest because it is like i am awake all the time, all night....every night. please let me know if you ever found out a way to fix the problem.
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replied February 28th, 2012
I have the same problem its like when I go to sleep i'm just going to another place, not resting,sometimes i don't even want to go to sleep because I know that I'm just about to go to another unexpected place that I do not fully understand, I don't think that there's a way to fix the problem I think my awareness and consciousness is just increasing
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replied April 3rd, 2012
I now feel as if I am somewhat normal....I have suffered the same problem now for a few years and I am about to go "stir crazy". I too dream all night every night, and find it hard for people to understand that have not experienced it. I have yet to find an answer to my problem. I am very healthy, do not suffer from any anxiety or depression issues, and do not take any medications. I am a nurse and work at a psych hospital and have not found a doctor who can answer my question. Its quite disturbing.
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replied January 29th, 2009
I have the same problem...
I have been having this continuous dreams on certain days and not able to sleep. This started happening only in the past year. I wake up feeling very tired. Even though I feel tired, I never get restful sleep. Sometimes I use Tylenol's Simply Sleep. I am not sure what kind of doctor I should go to.
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replied October 24th, 2011
Constant REM
I get the same thing. I wake up every few hours though and each time I have a long dragged out series of vivid or lucid dreams. My eyes are are red from REM when I wake up, its bad.
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replied February 6th, 2009
I dream all night too!
I've been on sleeping pills for years to combat this problem and want to stop taking them. I went to a sleep study and their advice was that I'll always be this way, why fight it and gave me rx's for 3 different type of sleeping pills. That's not what I want. I want to sleep naturally.
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replied February 6th, 2009
I know how you feel
Ever since I was little, I have had weird, crazy dreams. I have always been able to remember my dreams, almost every night. This used to not bother me, but over the past year, they have gotten weirder. I don't know how my brain comes up with some of the stuff. I wake up 4 or 5 times a night and am always so tired the next day. Is there a way to stop dreaming?
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replied February 15th, 2009
I understand
I am an Indian and have the same problem, all night dream, please let me know how to stop this... I would like to have a dreamless good sleep
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replied November 3rd, 2009
I find it interesting so many people want a "good, dreamless sleep" Is everyone aware REM sleep (where the vivid dreams are happening) are extremely important, and if your body doesn't get it, at its first opportunity it attempts to make up for the lost REM sleep (i.e., nightmares at that point?) You need to dream some. Alcohol, caffeine, smoking, etc. can intensify your dreams if your mind is rebounding (for example, you binged on Tuesday so you had REMless sleep but Wednesday you were sober so you have cracked out dreams all night). The best advice is to cut out the substances like soda, coffee, cigarettes, and food by 8 p.m. and don't go to bed after consuming too much alcohol (passing out). Go to bed at a regular time/same time every night and you will sleep a natural slow wave/REM cycle sleep. But dreaming is a natural 90-100 minute part of our night sleep and a VERY important one at that. Also an FYI - if you are just quitting a chemical (like a prescription, sleep aid, substance addiction) you need to give your mind time to make up for lost sleep before it can return to its natural cycles... So expect a lot of weird activity in some very intense dreams if this is your story
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replied April 15th, 2011
Dreaming All Night...
impulse981, You are a !**@!! Did you also know that getting too much REM is Bad for you? When people say its been going on since they were little, would you still contribute it to caffeine, smoking, or my fav, alcohol??? I have also had this problem since I was a child. I have always woken up during a dream, and can sometimes describe up to 8 or 9 dreams I have had in one night. It is very exhausting! I went to a sleep specialist and had two sleep studies done and was diagnosed with Narcolepsy. You don't have to have cataplexy (when you just fall asleep standing, sitting, etc..) to be narcoleptic. If any of you have the same problems as those described on this forum, check out the symptoms for Narcolepsy and then check with your doctor for a referral to a sleep specialist. Good luck to all and SWEET DREAMS! Smile
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replied August 5th, 2013
You do realize this is torture to have lucid dreams and night terrors all of the time, right? You simply babbled opinions that other posters and I have read one thousand times over.
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replied January 14th, 2014
I have this problem and its killing me
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replied November 27th, 2009
Please help
I have had the same problem for almost a decade. I'm desperate. Doesn't anybody found a cure to this?
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replied December 1st, 2009
This has been happening to me for the past year and find it extremely frustrating! I was told that the first time I wake up during the night then I should get out of bed and start my day! Sometimes I wake up at about 2am! I cant start my day at this hour! Apparently if you get up when you wake up eventually your brain knows you mean business and you will get back to a good rested sleep pattern.
It doesnt matter what time I wake up though Im always too damn exhausted to get out of bed! I am tearing my hair out with this! Im only 24 and I used to be such a good sleeper!
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replied December 11th, 2009
I am sorry but i am soooo pleased you all sound like me haha. This started a week ago and already i am at my whits end! I am constantly dreaming and waking from these dreams but while i'm awake it's like i'm still dreaming, if I do wake up fully I can't get back to sleep straight away cos of the things i'm dreaming about. This goes on for most of the night and now I can't even turn over im my sleep without it disturbing my sleep!!
When the alarm goes off I can't get up and when I am up I'm sleepy all day! I don't take tablets because i don't like the thought of relying on them. I no longer smoke (quit 2 weeks ago) don't eat after tea normaly but I do drink diet pepsi. As of now i now longer have this a couple of hours before bed!!! haha
I want my old sleep pattern back... I have always dreamed a lot and remembered them but they have never had this effect on me before. Do you think it could be due to grief? or could it be that I am pregnant (it's defo not my 1st though). I know being pregnant can make you dream strange but this is very different to all the others!!!
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replied December 11th, 2009
my suggestion for all of you is to seek medical help, because they are the experts.
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replied December 11th, 2009
very true! but i don't want to go for them to say i'm depressed due to recent events in my life. thats why i looked on here first. i know im not depressed but i am grieving and the two can be mixed up easily.
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replied December 25th, 2009
Depression and alcohol may be a problem, however I have been exhausted for at least two years straight. I have changed my eating, my dieting, my exercising, my work habits, my relationships, and everything else possible. I currently don't have health insurance, and I am anti-medicines. I constantly wake up completely exhausted. My arms are sore (possibly carpal tunnel and not related to this), and I remember dreams from the entire night. More often than not, I am able to realize I am dreaming before I feel like I am fully asleep. I am tired of feeling like I have been working all night - I just want to have weird dreams that allow me to rest. Most mornings I am waking up to remnants of dreams that have me wondering if I have been working through the night or if I have been sleeping and I am exhausted. I have found that alcohol allows me to fall asleep earlier than normal, but I still wake up exhausted and wondering if my dreams were real or not. Has anyone else experienced this? Do I need to spend my money on a psychologist or a sleep doctor? I appreciate any and all suggestions! And I have a rather dry sense of humor, so all sarcasm is welcome as well!
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replied May 29th, 2014
Oh my God! I have exactly the same problem! I feel so tired the entire day because of the dreaming. It is quite disturbing.
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replied December 25th, 2009
My apologizes for the double post - I am welcome to any and all suggestions, no matter what kind they are. Thank you for taking the time to read my post.
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replied December 21st, 2012
Pray, God speak through our dreams.
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replied December 30th, 2009
Wait for my next reply please
I had got the problem of dreaming than anybody else in this blog.

I had Consulted psychiatrist several times in different hospitals with lot of diagnosis .Some says its natural some says its weakness some gives me vitamin & mineral tablets.It was never worked.
But now i am fully recovered from the problem and find out the solution also.

Only & Only cause : Nicotiana tabacum , Papaver somniferum.

effect : Loosing Stamina
weakness
lazy
Dreaming all time (even while not sleeping)
Depression,Frustration,Stress
I am the biggest looser kind of feeling.
Most importantly you don't have that self confident left in you that you usually have with you.
You fears when bike accelerates. you fears to loose your life. You are no longer aggressive but one good thing happens i.e. people started calling you a good man, a soft spoken changed man.
When you dream in day time (while not sleeping) will ended up with a girl or the thing you are passionate for.
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replied February 1st, 2010
I also feel like I am dreaming all night and I do know the importance of REM but nobody is saying REM isn't important or that they don't want it. We're just saying that it feels as though our brains never feel rested and they feel like they are always on overdrive. I also want to say that I do not drink any coffee, or sodas that have any caffeine, and the tea I drink has no caffeine. I can't drink caffeine it makes me want to puke and I get really shaky so I'm pretty sure that isn't the case of why I feel like I am dreaming too much. I am having a REM cycle that seems continuous as well. I eat balanced meals and exercise as recomended. I don't and have never smoked, and the only time I do drink but not a lot and at most 1 x a week. So I don't think that the drinking is the reason I am having this problem every night. I don't think I am depressed, pretty sure actually, I just feel like my brain is on overload all the time. Are there any suggestions now being as it is obviously not induced by caffeine or smoking and very doubtfully drinking as it still happens when I haven't drank in over a month?
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replied May 29th, 2014
Same problem! Sad Any cure?
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replied August 4th, 2010
INSOMINIA, depression and fear of sleep
i am suffering from deppresion and a fear of sleep i dream all the time or i am awake sometimes ifeel like i am awake all the time i am sick of people tell me its all in my head i know how i used to sleep is there any body else on this planet like me
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replied November 5th, 2013
..fear of sleep is very common and it helps if you surrender to not sleeping and dont beat yourself up over it or expect it.Eventually the body will get the sleep it needs.In the meantime going through the night where you have even dreamt maybe,but feel like youve been awake all night,...feeling lousy are just part of the course and are not going to hurt you.
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replied August 5th, 2010
Deaming all night
I also have the problem of dreaming all night. I will wake up from a dream and will fall asleep going right back to that same dream. People tell me that it is REM but I believe that you aren't supposed to remember this and it doesn't go on all night.I also do not drink caffeine or alcohol and I run four miles a day so I cant blame it on any of Those things.I am not depressed my life is fine, I am just tired of trying to get a good night sleep. I feel as though I have a movie going in my head all night long. I do not want to take a prescribed medication for this I would really like to find a natural remedy and to find out why it is happening!!!
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replied May 29th, 2014
Same. I don't consume caffeine or alcohol. I regularly exercise. I don't eat right before going to bed. I need a remedy.
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replied August 6th, 2010
I AM SO TIRED I CANT GET A RESTFUL SLEEP I DONT DO MUCH ALL DAY COULD THIS BE THE REASON IVE BEEN UP SINCE 3 OCLOCK I HAVE HA A COUPLE OF HOURS I KNOW I AM DEPRESSED BUT IF I COULD ONLY GET A GOOD NIGHTS SLEEP MAYBE I COULD DO MORE
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replied May 3rd, 2011


You need to go to a sleep specialist and have a sleep study run. I am betting on hypopnea induced sleep apnea, there is also a chance you have obstructive sleep apnea. The intense dreaming is a rebound effect for lack of sufficient REM time due to poor quality of sleep.
I think you need a natural treatment also so plz care your health by herbal treatment.
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