Krishna12 wrote:I have been lucid dreaming for years now. Usually the dreams are nightmares though. For instance the reason that I am awake right now is because I just had one. It took me four hours to fall asleep, though looking back I think I might have been dreaming that I was trying to fall asleep. When I finally "fell asleep", I woke up immediently with a terrible feeing that someone was breaking into my house. I got up quietly and tried to turn on the light. The switch would not work and my eyes were so heavy that I could barely open them. I opened the door and rushed to the hallway to turn on the light, my eyes were still heavy, but I could see shadows of people. I ran to my roommates room and began to shake her. This is when I realized that I was dreaming. I tried to make the dream better and began screaming at her, but all that came out was mummbling. I drug her to the living room and kept shaking her. I was screaming out(though it was muffled) wake up, wake up to myself! I could not get myself out of the dream. Finally I bit myself so hard that I woke myself out of the dream. Any ideas on better ways to get yourself out of nightmares? Usually I can yell at myself to wake up, but the last few dreams, where I realze that I am dreaming, it seems harder and harder to get out of them.
Now this is something I can help you with! For me, nightmares help me get lucid so I even try to get them . Some of this I should thank to my older sister. She said to me that whenever I have monsters in my dream I should throw soap at them and be happy. I know, funny, but it helped me. I'm not saying you should do this exactly, but that you should just be happy and look at everything positively. Just laugh at them instead of asking them why you're doing this and that like most people would say. That gives an atmosphere of seriousness, and so more bravery to break out. If this is hard for you, maybe you should be positive on your real life as well. It helps a lot. If you read a lot of books, and you can't seem to become happy in a nightmare, just let yourself be inspired by characters! Authors tend to make them brave, smart, or something like that. As for me, I like reading ALOT, I even read adult books already. Therefore I like to become characters in my dreams and turn the nightmare into a battlefield with an army of stories at my side. So long, scary things! I know this might be hard for you, since I'm a child and there's always a level of fun for us kids, with less stress than an adult. But this is the best advice I can give to you from my perspective. But kids have loads of arrogance