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Nightmares
Nightmares

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Date: Jan 17 2018

Themes: Health

Grammar: Comparatives and Superlatives

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Have you ever had a recurring dream? Hopefully it was something nice, like eating a big plate of chocolate or meeting someone famous. What about nightmares? One bad dream can ruin a healthy night of sleep, but a recurring bad dream is hard to live with, especially if it happens over and over.

Nightmares can symbolize that something difficult is going on in your life. Some people believe that it’s important to analyze your dreams to find out what you’re so worried about. It might be an exam in school that is making you anxious, or a big change in your life, like getting married. Fortunately, it’s quite likely that the nightmares will go away after a while. Don’t lose hope!

Find out what Lily’s nightmare is all about in this English lesson about having trouble sleeping.

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Marni

Marni

Lily

Lily

Lily:  I just had the worst nightmare I’ve ever had in my life!

Marni:  Oh, no! I’m so sorry. Are you OK?

Lily:  It’s like this recurring dream that I have where I’m stuck in a box and I can’t get out. It just leaves me really freaked out. I can’t handle it! And the box doesn’t have a lid, so I can’t get out.

Marni:  Man, that is twisted.

Lily:  Tell me about it.

Marni:  You know, there’s nothing that’s going to ruin a good night’s sleep more than having a bad dream.

Lily:  It’s like my subconscious has it in for me or something. All of these weird visions pop up in my head when I’m sleeping. It freaks me out!

Marni:  Have you ever thought about going to seek professional help? Maybe get someone to analyze this dream?

Lily:  Oh, that’s a good idea. Maybe I’ll do that.

Marni:  I mean, if it’s recurring. It sounds kind of scary, and it’s clearly affecting you.

Lily:  OK, maybe I’ll do that.

Marni:  You know, they say that bad dreams and nightmares have something to do with your real life, so it probably does symbolize something.

Lily:  I don’t want to figure out what it is, because I’ll bet that’s more stressful than the dream.

Marni:  You need a good night’s sleep, so I would suggest trying it.

Lily:  All right. I will. I’ll make an appointment right now.

 

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Lily had a terrible dream. She dreamed that she was in a box with no lid, and she couldn’t get out. To make things worse, she has this dream over and over. She can’t make it stop, and it’s starting to make her feel a little freaked out.

Marni feels for Lily. Nobody likes nightmares, and this one sounds especially terrible. She suggests that Lily could get professional help from someone who can analyze the dream. If she can figure out why she’s having this nightmare, maybe Lily can sort things out in her life.

Do you have nightmares? What happens in them? Do you think dreams symbolize something, or are they just dreams?

 

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pogoda2

pogoda2

Russian Federation

When I was 3-4 years old, in  father’s house in a nightmare to me every night, came a little devil. I always fought with him. But after many years I once slept there. I’m was 50 years that divol came again but older like a man. We don’t fought. We spoke about his and my life. It’s was very interesting.

11:19 AM Jan 25 2018 |

The Last Joke

Yemen

 ๐Ÿ”ตA nightmare, also called a bad dream,it is an unpleasant dream .

 Everyone has nightmares once in a month  at least , it’s normal  .. “ู if you have them frequently, it could be a sleep disorder”.

  There are some common nightmares that many people suffering. For example, a lot of people have nightmares about



  • Not being able to run fast enough to escape danger .


or about



  • Falling from a great height.


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 โšซ What Causes Nightmares ?

Nightmares are often linked with your emotional state. In times of great mental stress and pressures, one often has nightmares

Moreover, bad dreams are connected to Your mental and physical health largely dictates your dreams..so
 it is important to understand your dreams. They might be suggesting something…. So, on knowing the causes of your Nightmares, act effectively towards bringing in a positive change into your life..

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 โšซThere are other Causes Nightmares :



  • Some people have night mare after Watching a scary movie before turning out the lights..

  •   Some people have nightmares after having a late-night snack,

  • A number of medications also are known to contribute to nightmare frequency.

  • Drugs that act on chemicals in the brain, 


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โšซThere are some steps you can take on your own that may help reduce your nightmare frequency.



  • Keeping a regular wake-sleep schedule is important. 

  • Engaging in regular exercise, which will help alleviate nightmare-causing anxiety and stress. 

  • Makeing your bedroom a relaxing,, 

  • be cautious about the use of alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine, which can remain in your system for more than 12 hours and often disrupt sleep patterns.

  • Praying ( ุตู„ุงุฉ ) and reading Quran ( ู‚ุฑุงู† ) before getting to bed .


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Note :
People who have relatives with nightmare disorder may be more likely to have the condition themselves
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 ๐Ÿ”ดIn Yemen .. Most people are suffering of Nightmares ( ุฑุงุฒู… ุงูˆ ูƒูˆุงุจูŠุณ )  if they don’t chew Qat ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ( when they stop chewing Qat )
Chewing Qat ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ is always  become causes of Nightmares( ุฑุงุฒู… ) in Yemen .

If I don’t chew Qat ๐ŸŒฟ๐Ÿƒ, I can’t sleep in dark room ! I can’t sleep without light ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ฆ!


๐Ÿ”ดSo , the best thing for Nightmares is using a LIGHT ๐Ÿ’ก๐Ÿ”ฆ.

05:24 PM Jan 16 2018 |

shiva1052

shiva1052

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Well I’m a student and now I’m in summer holiday and its about one month after my school but I still sometimes dream of my school or my exam. yes I agree that dreams symblize someting specially something that we think them very much. 

05:59 AM Jul 15 2015 |

Staisy

Staisy

Russian Federation

I got a driving lisence about two years ago, but I still have some fears about riding  a car. Once there was a nightmare that I hit a pedestrian on a road. It was a very bad dream, and very realistic. I was freaked out  and very scared. Fortunately, it was not a recurring dream, otherwise, I would give up driving.

01:54 PM Feb 13 2014 |

waikilu

waikilu

United States

helllo how are  u doing


06:24 PM Feb 08 2014 |

YunxiaChen

China

We believe that nightmare generally symbolizes good things happening in your real life and fond dream might symbolizes bad thing happening in your real life.  

10:40 PM Oct 20 2013 |

YunxiaChen

China

In my country, people belive that dream symbolize something in your life. We even have a book written by Zhougong at 4000 years ago, which especially analy what kind of symbol is it corresponding to your dream. I am used to check it whenever i had a dream. i think this make my dream life very interesting. Hence, i like dreaming.

10:34 PM Oct 20 2013 |

chencylyq

chencylyq

China

well ,i do have nightmares when something bad in my mind ,sometimes  the nightmares are about ghost which is really horrible in my view.

08:58 AM Oct 20 2013 |

biglak

biglak

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

have bad dreem

08:36 AM Oct 20 2013 |

debra c

debra c

Oman

Winding back to the past,


I remember i had some witches in my dream.That’s kinda funny,


but that was a hell for me.It was so scary….........

01:11 AM Oct 20 2013 |

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Lyn77

Lyn77

China

I agree with that nightmares can symbolize something difficult is going on in your life.Sometimes if I feel stress,I probably will have a nightmare that night.

01:03 AM Oct 20 2013 |

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am.h768

am.h768

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

Couple years ago I had a recurring dream that I climb of a ladder then I fall.I had that for several times.that was my only recurring dream.I had nightmare but not like that.

12:23 AM Oct 20 2013 |

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milky22

milky22

Lebanon

I barely have nightmares, because I always try to be happy each day and have as much success as I can. And I think I’m doing pretty good haha 

01:13 PM Oct 19 2013 |

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Jasonlongo

Jasonlongo

Congo, Democratic Republic Of The

I sometimes have bad dreams but I don’t really take into account what it means, because it’s just a dream. In my country  people are used to going to someone when having bad dreams, to tell them their dreams so that this last can give a signification of the dream.



But for me, if I have a recurring dream, it does matter cause it’s like you’re  seeing something you have the habit of seeing and don’t be frightened by that.


Besides I’m kind of having dreams rarelly, lol ! Nightmares are not good !!!

02:06 AM Oct 19 2013 |

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 julito

julito

Argentina

I rarely have bad dreams much less nightmares. I used to have a recurring dream that I was arriving in New York and then waking up only to realize with great frustation that I was in my bed 8000 km away from New York. This dream stopped the moment I visited the big apple.

05:55 PM Oct 18 2013 |

MAHSA1995

MAHSA1995

Iran, Islamic Republic Of

I have nightmares whenever I am stressful or worried about sth!


I am stressed out these days so I have nightmares.for example afew days ago, I dreamed that my beloved father passed away. :( I woke up several times screaming, and even worse when I opened my eyes, I realized my face is totally covered by tears! :((

12:07 PM Oct 18 2013 |

dreadslayer

Turkey

Fortunately ,I dont have nightmares,if it’d been that’d be horrible . Mostly i dont remember my dreams after i wake up.


I think dreams symbolize route of the way you live .if smth bad happens then in our belief there will be smth good . just as if you see yourself death in your dream then you’ll live a long life :) that’s quite questionable aspect of dreams :) 

05:23 AM Oct 18 2013 |

valdenizio

valdenizio

Brazil

Nightmares are terrible and it affects our health. A junk sleep is worst thing around the world. i thanks God when i wake up from a nightmare.

04:33 AM Oct 18 2013 |

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Jullieta

Jullieta

Russian Federation

Very often, I have nightmare about my ex husband. that he is running after me….. cause we had difficult divorse((((((((

03:26 AM Oct 18 2013 |

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gljiangjie

gljiangjie

China

Yes, I will dream of the university entrance exam, because I have not the same as the university entrance exam experiences with other people

01:30 AM Oct 18 2013 |

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