NIghtmares GOD I am happy to see this thread and to read about others. Last night I dreamt I was kidnapped. There were others also kidnapped but the leader, a guy with bad teeth and bad breath singled me out and I had to act like I wasn't repulsed by him in order to avoid tirade. I had a phone to call police but kept misplacing it, or was afraid to dial out because I would be killed. It was like a cult. At one point I was ordered to wash the window in the filthy bathroom (I often see filthy bathrooms in nightmares). Throughout I kept trying to figure out a way to escape but couldn't manage it. It was up to me to figure it out though. The avoiding retribution by feigning acceptance of the leader is a dead ringer for the years I spent acquiescing to the behaviors and commands of past spouse and mother I think
I've been staying up until midnight but waking up at 2-3-4, and once I'm up it's so difficult to fall back asleep to the point of causing anxiety. Doesn't matter if I nap or not, same result. I dream a lot, always strange, usually the same scenario but no matter how scary it is I don't wake up. Is there such a thing as a brave dreamer?