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Having frequent nightmares

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I had a dream that I was in a small kitchen which was a complete mess. Under the sink were many black shoppers with some animals tied inside them. I realized in the dream that someone is doing black magic, and I also saw that lady.

Then I tried to clean the kitchen and while cleaning by mistake I moved one of the black shoppers. As a result it opened and there was a black cat inside it. It woke up and had really scary dark blue eyes. It then stared into my eyes and jumped on me to attack, and I ran away.

Then I was on the balcony with my boyfriend, and he demonstrated to me how a girl was murdered. So he held my hands and kept lowering me from the rooftop until I was low enough to jump safely. But when I was on the floor, the girl who he was telling me about and the cat were there to attack me. That's when I woke up. I really want to know this dream's meaning.

I am having worse kinds of dreams than this. I used to have many nightmares four years ago when I shifted to this house, but then I moved out. Now I'm back here and having these kind of dreams again, and I feel scared and depressed all the time.


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  1. OP: I feel scared and depressed all the time

    Do you also think about "black magic"? Do you leave your kitchen messy? you get scary dreams because you feel "scared and depressed" all the time. It has nothing to do with the house you live in. I am not an expert in dream interpretation, that is what I think.

  2. Sister,

    I copied and pasted this article from WebMd. It is a website that my own doctor tells me to visit to get reliable information.

    What Are Nightmares?
    Nightmares are vividly realistic, disturbing dreams that rattle you awake from a deep sleep. They often set your heart pounding from fear. Nightmares tend to occur most often during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, when most dreaming takes place. Because periods of REM sleep become progressively longer as the night progresses, you may find you experience nightmares most often in the early morning hours.

    The subjects of nightmares vary from person to person. There are, though, some common nightmares that many people experience. For example, a lot of adults have nightmares about not being able to run fast enough to escape danger or about falling from a great height. If you've gone through a traumatic event, such as an attack or accident, you may have recurrent nightmares about your experience.

    Although nightmares and night terrors both cause people to awake in great fear, they are different. Night terrors typically occur in the first few hours after falling asleep. They are experienced as feelings, not dreams, so people do not recall why they are terrified upon awakening.

    What Causes Nightmares in Adults?
    Nightmares in adults are often spontaneous. But they can also be caused by a variety of factors and underlying disorders.

    Some people have nightmares after having a late-night snack, which can increase metabolism and signal the brain to be more active. A number of medications also are known to contribute to nightmare frequency. Drugs that act on chemicals in the brain, such as antidepressants and narcotics, are often associated with nightmares. Non-psychological medications, including some blood pressure medications, can also cause nightmares in adults.

    Withdrawal from medications and substances, including alcohol and tranquilizers, may trigger nightmares. If you notice a difference in your nightmare frequency after a change in medication, talk with your doctor.

    Sleep deprivation may contribute to adult nightmares, which themselves often cause people to lose additional sleep. Though it's possible, it has not been confirmed whether this cycle could lead to nightmare disorder.

    There can be a number of psychological triggers that cause nightmares in adults. For example, anxiety and depression can cause adult nightmares. Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) also commonly causes people to experience chronic, recurrent nightmares.

    Nightmares in adults can be caused by certain sleep disorders. These include sleep apnea and restless legs syndrome. If no other cause can be determined, chronic nightmares may be a distinct sleep disorder. People who have relatives with nightmare disorder may be more likely to have the condition themselves.

    I hope this information helps you in some small way.


  3. Asalam alaikum,
    When I was a kid having nightmares about snipers shooting me, I told my mother and she advised me: To fix nightmares, fix your life. So I focused on being a good kid and the bad dreams went away so fast.
    By the way, there is no such thing as magic, only Allah swt, so build your faith and fix your actions, then inshAllahthe dreams will follow suit.
    Hope this helps!

  4. I used to have frequent nightmares similar and even worse like yours.
    Every night recite ayatulkursi and 3 qul and make imaginary force field around you. InsaAllah you won't have them any more.
    Since I'm doing it I had no nightmare so far thanks to Allah.

  5. My dear sister,

    Make dua before you sleep. Its the Shaytan messing with you.

    Here are the dua to say before sleep.

    Make Allah make all your nightmares disapear and hope you have peaceful nights ahead.

  6. Salam All

    I have this feelings that when ever I have bad dream something bad happens in my life, I think it's Allah way of telling or warning me. But some times I just have bad dream every single night.. When I am so depressed.. So sometimes it is just my depression which triggers bad dreams...

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