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Show Of Hands August 17th, 2016 11:48am

Have you ever had a recurring nightmare?

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zsd12345 New Hampshire
08/28/16 11:51 pm

I have not had two of the same nightmares before, but I have had two similar ones about spiders

08/25/16 5:38 pm

Yea it in involves seeing the same question being asked over and over and over and over on SOH.

Anneke Waffle please
08/20/16 6:50 pm

In the dream, I wake up, and an armed man charades into my home, and I can no longer move, and well, you might have nightmares if I mention the horror and Gore to come. Sadly this "Waking nightmare" occurs often.

Texas1 did not proofread
08/18/16 8:06 pm

One tooth falls out of my mouth, then another, then a bizarre flood of teeth start pouring on the floor... Freaks me out everytime, doesn't occur very often but once in a while is way more than enough!

08/28/16 12:49 am

That's a common one it's kinda weird how people can have the same strange dream but I've had the same exact one!

Bluebie Colorado
08/18/16 6:58 pm

Typically nightmares allow me to lucid dream though so it wasn't all bad. I think it's because if a dream is so awful, I get the realization that I'm just dreaming and then try to gain the upper hand.

saxmann41 Arkansas
08/18/16 2:04 pm

I wake up, and realize I've done nothing with my life. Everyday is a nightmare, a constant reoccurrence of the same horrifying realization. Nothing matters in the long run. Eventually, everything about me will be lost and forgotten, just like billions of nameless people before me. My nightmare is being forgotten, because remembrance, is the only afterlife I have.

08/18/16 2:49 pm

I never signed up for this feels trip

ladyniner81 I need chocolate
08/18/16 10:54 am

I keep getting lost or I can't find something. It's varied throughout the years

GenghisKant Immanuel Khan
08/18/16 10:39 am

I spent years when I was little suffering from devastating night terrors. Eventually I learned how to manipulate them so I wouldn't die repeatedly. I now almost exclusively lucid dream, even decades later.

tdaddy Kentucky
08/17/16 10:50 pm

No. When I was 12 I was a lot more religious and my prayers often came true. It was great to nightmare free for the next 53 years and still counting.

08/17/16 9:41 pm

Yes. Damn elevator falling while I am inside. I have heard it represents one feeling out of control. That is how I usually feel. Guess I need to kick some ass and then take names to regain control. Lol

sfcren Wyoming
08/17/16 6:02 pm

Yes, its called work ...

garrettr Alabama
08/17/16 4:18 pm

As a young child I remember one yes. As an adult I have what some people would consider a nightmare but it doesn't bother me.

play86play Ohio
08/17/16 2:06 pm

I used to have this one that a giant piece of pops cereal ate my family.

08/17/16 2:03 pm

No,but if miss piggy Hillary gets elected I will!!

Zod Above Pugetropolis
08/17/16 1:53 pm

A long time ago, as a kid, caused mostly by a vivid imagination and a particularly terrifying telling of The Sorcerer's Apprentice on a vinyl record.

ProbablyEug Oakland
08/17/16 1:21 pm

I have a recurring nightmare of being stung by a bee. Like really fast. Like it sees me and just goes, ZzzzZZzzt!!! And gets me.

susanr Colorado
08/17/16 12:45 pm

If I ever did, it was just that one where you're in college and you have to take an exam and you don't know where it's going to be held.

Except that actually happened to me when I was awake, too.

I haven't had any kind of nightmare for decades, though.

xberraxcudax KY
08/17/16 11:55 am

Never had a nightmare at all. I've been told that's a sign of sociopathy.

pjo1970 Texas
08/17/16 10:29 am

Extremely vivid dreams on my epilepsy meds though, such that I don't even forget them.

08/17/16 10:24 am

Mine went on for about 2 1/2 years until I sent him back home to his Mother ... Then it went away

SHIPPY1944 Tn.
08/17/16 10:07 am

If having the Clintons back in the Whitehouse isn't a "reoccurring nightmare" I don't know what one is !😱

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/17/16 10:05 am

Yes! Two, one of them I remembered last time I had that dream waking up put my in a good part of the dream, so the second time I knew to just wake up and go back to bed. I consider that my one lucid dream.

Xemanis Lawful Good
08/17/16 9:20 am

Yes, a few as a kid, but they ended when I killed whatever monster was haunting me

Shiggybythebay Proud Bay Area Native
08/17/16 9:16 am

I had a recurring nightmare for years when I was a young child. It was terrifying and I wouldn't be able to fall asleep and I would pray not to have that dream everyday. One day it just stopped.

JennaF sunflower state of mind
08/17/16 8:54 am

I've had the dream where my teeth are falling out at least three times.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/17/16 10:06 am

That's really bizarre. Just saying

08/17/16 9:43 pm

I've had that one too. It's awful!

JennaF sunflower state of mind
08/17/16 9:45 pm

It comes from a deep-seated fear I have of losing my teeth. I always think about how I only have this one set of teeth and how vulnerable they are, being bare and all. I always wake up from that nightmare panicking and checking to see that my teeth are still there.

catpillow Florida West Coast
08/17/16 10:04 pm

Jenna, I wonder if that's a sign you should consider dental school? I had a similar fear about my eyes and I ended up in optometry school.

08/17/16 11:44 pm

I've read that if means you have been or feel you have been neglecting your teeth.

dudley northern Virginia woods
08/17/16 8:48 am

Looking for my car in a complicated parking lot.

EarlyBird Portland
08/17/16 8:59 am

Me too! I have it every few weeks.

dudley northern Virginia woods
08/17/16 9:23 pm

Does your parking lot have big elevators too?

catpillow Florida West Coast
08/17/16 9:28 pm

I've had that one. I'll click on the lock button to listen for the horn. Sometimes I hear the horn, but I never find the car. Yes, my dream has elevators, also snow.

EarlyBird Portland
08/18/16 9:41 am

No. I keep walking and waking around for hours, never to find my car.

catpillow Florida West Coast
08/18/16 4:08 pm

I was surprised to learn that other people also had that same dream.

dudley northern Virginia woods
08/18/16 8:08 pm

I end up in an alley that leads to a huge open area with a glass enclosed mall. I'm in a big city but all my attention is given to the parking garage and the mall, which I don't enter. Oh, and I don't use the remote. For some reason or other, I cannot access a remote. I can do numbers in my dreams, but not technology.

ItsAMeABree probably at a piano
08/17/16 8:39 am

Each one is slightly different, but I've probably had at least 10 different versions of one, had my latest last night actually

08/17/16 8:10 am

In after "Trump/Clinton" presidency

Constitution Dallas, Texas
08/17/16 7:07 am

I think I've been watching too much "A Haunting." I keep having ghost dreams in the exact format of the show. Narrator, testimonials, and everything.

BamaGirl ROLL TIDE from Arizona
08/17/16 6:11 am

I can't tell you the last time that I recall having a nightmare.

political Georgia
08/17/16 5:54 am

Well - I've been having nightmares about skipping class.

TheSocialist INTJ
08/17/16 5:40 am

That I forgot to do my homework and was dismissed from a course I was taking.

jvl New Orleans
08/17/16 5:19 am

Yes. I keep having these dreams that an orangutan is elected president.

08/17/16 5:09 am

I have it quite often. My college calls me saying it reviewed my grades and unfortunately I failed Spanish (it's always Spanish) and I didn't really graduate.

08/17/16 5:04 am

Yes. It's about polls like this becoming political.

jvl New Orleans
08/17/16 5:19 am

Got you covered.

DoctorWasdarb Marxist Leninist Maoist
08/17/16 10:08 am

And as soon as I posted that another one came up.

benseth 11,780 votes
08/19/16 10:54 am

I was expecting a LOT more politicizing of this softball of a question. Not as many hateful people took the bait as I thought.

08/17/16 4:52 am

Coming to work every day.