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Too many dreams

I am bothered - that is, I don't really have a good night's sleep - because I have too many vivid dreams. I can usually remember the general tone of my dreams - they usually involve moving to a new home, or a new job. I dream constantly (it seems to me) and I sleep too long because I am involved in a dream. Is there any way I can change this? I believe my son has the same problem, and it has definitely affected his life.
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I wish I could help you on that one,but I suffer from the same.Every night,then when you wake up,it feels like you haven't slept any.Mine are so vivid that I can't tell if they are real or not.So far,I haven't found any meds for this,but I do believe that I read somewhere that clonazapam suppresses REM sleep.I know certain anti-depressants do,but that is the one that I read about.
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Hello.

Your dreams suggest a lot. You are apparently under some stress. The constant dreams of a job change mean that you are actually looking for some change in your life, not necessarily your job. You probably are looking for something special in your life, which somehow has not been happening.

There are some medicines that can help reduce the amount of dreams you are getting. But I would like you to explore within. Medicines are not the solution. If your life is getting disturbed by the dreams, you should find out why you are getting these dreams. You can seek a psychologist's help.

How old is your son ?

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Hello Sun657

I think I have read your comments earlier. Don't remember which post. SO, I will post in this thread itself.

I guess the reason why the sleep medicines do not work for you is some other disorder which causes sleep disturbance. One such disorder is Depression. The sleep architecture can become really bad in a depressed person. This is also true for the opposite end of the spectrum. And these disorders do not allow a person to be at peace. There are some or the other thoughts going on constantly in the mind, which prevent you from falling asleep.

As an example, I have good reports of Mirtazapine from Depressed patients who had severe sleep disturbances.

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Yes,it was my post that you read.I did try the Remeron for my depression and sleep,but it's didn't help any.My dreams were still there and I felt awful the nest day.Then I tried the Restoril and that didn't help either.Still same dreams,but I was waking up way too early.I am suffering from depression/anxiety/panic.That isn't all that I have but,the dreaming issue became much worse after I took Chantix.I have been off of Chantix since September and still smoking,but the effects are still with me.As soon as I can find time,I'm going to talk with my doctor again about this.It is really affecting me and dragging me down.To think that I use to stay out all night when I was younger and never needed sleep,that's a joke now.LOL
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Hi, its normal to get dreams when in sound sleep but longstanding disturbed sleep certainly needs evaluation, undergo a sleep study and sleep specialist evaluation. It is also better to have your son too evaluated. Take care, bye.
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Hi
i am having the same problem,too many dreams when I try to sleep,even in morning if I go for a nap i get dreams,Its very disturbing and there is another thing I have noticed that I am constantly thinking something,my mind is always occupied with something, even if I don't want to,something is always there in my mind.I have a perfect life,don't have any depression or anxiety problem,can't find the any solution.
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Hi
i am having the same problem,too many dreams when I try to sleep,even in morning if I go for a nap i get dreams,Its very disturbing and there is another thing I have noticed that I am constantly thinking something,my mind is always occupied with something, even if I don't want to,something is always there in my mind.I have a perfect life,don't have any depression or anxiety problem,can't find the any solution.
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I stopped xenax 1 mg + Ambien 5mg. abruptly as I was taking antinistmines for skein problem.  I did not sleep for 2 days and on the third night I had severe convulsion. Very painful and I thought I am dying. I think I was breathless after cessation of convulsions. I deliberately, exhaled forcefully and inhale naturally. After 8 or 10 breaths , I slept for 2 hours. I was okay and did my morning routine. However, I got 7 or 8 dreams and hellucinations for 2 days.These were withdrawal symptoms. I resumed taking my sleep meds. Now i am trying to tapper off xanax by .25. This is 6th day.After getting freed from xanex, I will try to be free from Ambien. My first two dreams were good.  I meditated and saw balloons in human shape flying and in second dream I had strong pain and then relaxation bringing tears im my eyes. I tole my son that it was a blissful experience. He said you had hallucination for 4 days.I got up at 4 am. and try to do some light exercises or soft yoga postures. Usually it takes one hour. I may sleep in between my work out if possible .During this time I get funny dreams like I am reading some book and I read something beyond my comprehension. When I am awake, I find I was sleeping and dreaming. For me dreams have no significance.These dreams short and fleeting.I am 83 and taking meds in gradually increasing dosage. Now I am trying to tapper off.
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