Mental and sleep disorder's effects on dreams

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Mental and sleep disorder's effects on dreams

Postby soranokara » 02 Jan 2018 18:10

**I just wanted to know if there is anyone that can help me make sense of this or can offer any information to help maybe.**

I have some form of a sleep disorder simular to narcolepsy and severe depersonalization disorder. I have been a lucid dreamer since I was maybe 4, so as long as I can practically remember but with new research that's come it sounds like it has a connection with maladaptive daydreaming because of my disorders. For me the dream control got better after exposure to virtual reality such as gaming, and more vivid after binge periods of animated shows like cartoons and anime. For me the dreaming prosses has no requirement for the loss of conscious, and I am in almost 100% control over the dream. The only time I loose control is if I do it for extended amounts of time so maybe 5 or more hours and I will get 'intrusions' where what I think in thought happens instead of what I will to happen (confusing and I hardly understand it myself but I'm conscious in this state and can think outside of the actual dream). Another big problem is loosing flow, or the ability to go back into the dream state after being in it for awhile such as having to get up for a short amount of time and trying to go 'back to sleep' which is the most frustrating and secondarily when you force yourself to actually sleep and you don't dream for a few days or weeks and you struggle to be able yo get back into it. In times I actually fall sleep and have a dream it is the more 'normal' and positive type of lucid dreaming (unconscious state), where I'll have a dream and normally take control of it, but the scary part is when I can't control it and I'll have nightmares, night terrors, and sleep paralysis and sometimes it has warning signs before I fall asleep.Usually just visual hallucinations, and yes I do suspect that it's from depersonalization dissorder or if I have some sort of psychotic disorder but I'm fully able to recognize it's not real. I don't know if this will be of any help but I noticed certain sleep aid medicines like Nyquil, and Melatonin as well as forced sleep tend to cause negative dreams sometimes, but it's not the sole cause.

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Re: Mental and sleep disorder's effects on dreams

Postby 24/7/365 » 09 Jan 2018 20:25

It's called going the doctor or you can seek professional advice from name less face less text messages.
try adaptation

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