This one will be short. I just hope someone will tell me they experience the same thing.
It seems like my brain is really smart and/or mean!
I don’t have sleeping problems. I can fall asleep relatively easily no matter where or when I need and can sleep. BUT! My brain has been playing an evil trick on me for the past couple of months.
I get that dreams are a collection of thoughts we sometimes don’t want to deal with when awake, and that nightmares are somehow useful. It is good to have a nightmare once in a while, because it lets the brain vent some ideas, fears and bad feelings.
What my brain has started doing is strange, to say the least. And it is not just a coincidence, because I have experienced it, as I already mentionned, over a period of several months.
When I go to bed, at night, my crazy brain leaves me alone. I dream, that’s for sure, but I only remember my dreams once in a while. I sleep like a baby. Every night.
But if I get awakened too early, take a trip to the bathroom, drink something, and then head back to sleep, or just simply take a nap in the afternoon, things are different. It seems like my brain considers it “extra” sleep, meaning it can do what it wants.
And I have nightmare after nightmare… I wake up in sweats, heart racing, remembering all the scary or hurting events my head put me through. Today, I even dreamt that I was having a nightmare. A nightmare in a nightmare, how afraid do I uncounsciously want to make myself??
This is really weird, and annoying. With my unusual working schedules, I do enjoy a nap every now and then, but I must admit that I now go to bed wondering what deranging thoughts will come to bother me.
Does anyone experience something similar? I’d really like to know I am not stuck with a one of a kind cruel brain!