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How to Banish Nightmares
I did not sleep well last night. I had nightmare after nightmare.

I don't have nights like that very often, but when I do I wake up exhausted. Last night I kept dreaming that I was crying--really crying--though I can't remember over what. And then you wake up and you feel like you have been crying, and it's awful.

Sometimes I have recurring nightmares about my son who died, but not too often anymore.

Anyway, as I was trying to wash it all off in the shower this morning, something occurred to me.

Hear me out and see if you can relate.

Last night, as I was going to bed, I chatted with my husband for a bit. We talked. It was nice.

But that was it, if you get my drift.

And I had nightmares.

So I started thinking, have I ever had nightmares on the evenings when that wasn't it, if you know what I mean? And I don't think I have.

I do know that "being intimate" makes you sleep better. Maybe it makes you dream better, too.

Today Keith is at work, so I paged him to tell him my theory. He's enthusiastic about testing it out, to see if doing so averts nightmares. Of course, I only get nightmares maybe every few months, so it will be difficult to tell. But he's eager to start trying it out.

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At 2:09 PM , Blogger D-Ann said…

lol.. This is great.
If I feel like I am crying I normally wake up with real tears. I am very empathic, so when I dream something it can stick with me for days and weeks, and sometimes I won't realize it was a dream/nightmare for a while.


At 4:35 PM , Blogger Michelle said…

I'm sorry to hear about your son. I do think having affection and love *intimacy* before sleep helps you sleep better..Good luck...


At 10:08 PM , Blogger Steph said…

Im sorry about your son. I told my hubby about your theory as I have nightmares too and he said he's very willing to test it out!

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