Bad dreams can cause a lot of stress and anxiety which can lead to all kinds of ailments from insomnia to high blood pressure and more serious conditions like heart disease so it’s easy to see why you would want them a thing of the past. The problem with scary dreams is that they are created by your mind and who knows you and what scares you better than yourself so some of these nightmares can be downright terrifying. The good news is that you can stop the frightening visions or at least ease the intensity and frequency, in the next few paragraphs I’ll show you how to make nightmares go away.
The first thing you should know is that if the nightmares are caused by Post Traumatic Stress Disorder the you should probably go seek professional treatment but the following the suggestions below will not do any harm and may offer relief. One very effective way to combat the bad dreams is a technique called Image Rehearsal Therapy (IRT), it is really quite easy to learn and can be mastered within hours of starting.* Get a notebook and jot down the events of a recent bad dream, it doesn’t necessarily have to be the most recent if that is still too fresh in your mind.
Now think of ways to change to the nightmare, just go with whatever feels right, write down the new dream if you want or commit it to memory.
Spend a few minutes each day visualizing the new version of the dream, paint a mental picture, it’s best to do this shortly before going to bed but whenever you have some quiet time will work.
Do the same thing for each of your nightmares, if you struggle to picture your version of the dream keep at it, it will get easier and soon enough the dreams will fade and lose intensity.
Many times nightmares are caused by simple things such as the foods you eat right before you go to sleep, the reason for this is that your metabolism gets going and thus the brain is more active. The solution in this case is quite obvious, stop eating a few hours before you go to bed. Falling asleep while you’re watching a horror movie or reading a scary book just before bedtime can often cause you to have unpleasant dreams. Read or watch something soothing or pleasant before bedtime, it will help you relax plus you’ll just sleep better anyway.
Certain medications such as antidepressants or narcotics can be the cause of sleep disturbances and nightmares and getting your doc to change the medicines you take can help. Make sure you are not suffering from a condition such as sleep apnea or restless leg syndrome as both of these afflictions can quite obviously contribute to frightening dream images.
If there is no medical reason for your bad dreams the best thing you can do to make nightmares go away is to live clean. Get lots of exercise, a healthy body helps create a healthy mind, eat nutritious and healthful foods, keep your conscience clear and do good deeds, be polite and decent to people. Meditate on the positive, strive to improve your life and yourself and you’ll most likely never have to worry about how to make nightmares go away.