Friday, April 15, 2016

N is for Nightmares, Night Terrors and Naked in Public (One out of three ain't so bad)

Loved the Monsters Inc Movies. Hope There's a Third!
Nightmares We’ve all had them. They are vividly distinct and disturbing dreams. Sure, nightmares are more common among children. However, one out of every two adults has nightmares on occasion and between 2% and 8% of the adult population are plagued by nightmares. 

Nightmares may have terrifying man-eating monsters chasing you, or you cannot outrun or escape danger. You could be about falling from a great height (see F is for Falling). 

Although nightmares and night terrors both cause people to awake in great fear, they are very much different in nature. 

Night Terrors These dreams generally occur in children during the first few hours after falling asleep. They are experienced as feelings, not dreams, so they don’t recall why they are terrified when they wake up. Yeah, that is scary, waking up being scared, and not knowing why. Reference 

Naked in Public Okay, you might think this dream is certainly a nightmare. However, many experts and mystics claim being partially or completely naked in public, especially around people you know, is a sign of confidence. You are compromised and exposed. Yet no matter how dire or humiliating the situation may be, you are an overcomer and there is absolutely no one or nothing that can stop you in whatever challenge comes your way. You are a super conqueror!

So the next time you are naked in your dreams, give yourself a fist pump and a loud shouting Whoo-hoo! Then tell the person next to you the what and why you are doing that! 

Honorable Mention Names, Newborns and Nature 

Monday’s Post O is for Orange (this is a really cool dream you will want to know about)