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Dreams- love, hate or meaningful?

whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
I love that side of my life.
Some advantages to being asleep for longer than I am awake, or at best more than the requirement of 8 hours. Who makes these silly rules.

So who remembers them?
Black and white or colour? 
Sound and sensation or nothing?

I do love the dreams where I can hear, see, feel, I often wonder how the mind does that. 
I also like the dreams where you know you are dreaming but carry on with it anyway- maybe altering it because you know.
The dream within the dream, bit annoying.

Falling nope, wakes me up silly brain cells. 
I should have written this in my pip forms as a hobby.  :) 
I've kept a diary and I've studied the subject. Waiting for tech to be able to record them as visual so I can play back, can only do that in my head so far. Farfetched now maybe, but who knows.


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  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    I love the dream state
    I can dream a year in a few seconds or not so good when Goundhog day comes along
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    I bought a house last night. In my dreams. The only place I can have anything I want.  :)
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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    I don’t normally dream, when I can sleep that is.
    nightmare last night though, think it’s the sleepy tablets.
    hopefully I will dream of crystal clear water, warm sunshine and blue sky’s tonight  :)
  • CockneyRebelCockneyRebel Member Posts: 5,258 Disability Gamechanger
    I hope you do :)
    Be all you can be, make  every day count. Namaste
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Mine are changing because I have just halved one of my doses.
    I feel as if the shutters have been lifted in my waking hours anyway.

    Note to self avoid horrors and cheese just before lights out.
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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad,
    oh I can see him now  ;)
    taste the Pina Colada, Thanks.

    will think of that before I go to sleep x
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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad said:
    @susan48
    ENJOY ;) 

    Thats me signing off
    Nite nite all.......sounding like The Walnuts aka Walton’s again




    Goodnight, sweet dreams
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad said:
    Enjoy your dream @susan48
    Im sending you a virtual Pina Colada served up to you by Richard Gere wearing his water wings  ;) 
    playing his ukalele  ;) 

    Gosh can I pop by.
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad said:
    @susan48
    ENJOY ;) 

    Thats me signing off
    Nite nite all.......sounding like The Walnuts aka Walton’s again




    Night all.

    Sweet dreams 
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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    whistles said:
    Victoriad said:
    Enjoy your dream @susan48
    Im sending you a virtual Pina Colada served up to you by Richard Gere wearing his water wings  ;) 
    playing his ukalele  ;) 

    Gosh can I pop by.
    Absolutely  :)
  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    edited March 2018
    Well I forgot last night's. 
    Typical as I said I remember.  :D

    If my last waking hours was relevant I watched a film with Tom Cruise in it. So it might have been a good dream!
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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Whistles,
    i hope it was a good dream.
    no nightmares last night for me thankfully,
    broken sleep, woke 4 times and random dreams, eating macaroni cheese at the bank I used to work in!!??


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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad,
    would rather have the safe as Mac cheese in a bank  :D
    mustnt grumble at least I got fed
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @whistles   Very interesting dreams and all that the interpretation of them.

    I am on some meds which I have to take two hours before.  Then I go off sorry not literally.  Mind some people wish I would yes that's another Spiceman story.
     I dream into the arms of angels who play with my hair.  Must be always sticking up my hair.  In the morning.

    Any way dreams do have some amusing ones. 

    Have another one all beautiful women keep rushing to wards me.  I want to push them away.

    Asking my Doctor to break my arms. 

    Keep dreaming I am eating a large cream meringue lovely and really filling when I woke up my pillow had gone.

    Old one are the best?

    I had episodes of sleep walking when I get stressed. Which means I do not recall anything.  When I see in the morning plates on tables and glasses and mugs every where.  Known I had something in the night to eat.

    Washing up half done and water in the bowl.  Cupboards open.

    Another time in College sleep walking down the corridor out to the foyer and to the sandwich machine.  Past the security guard who apparently took me back to bed.  Because he said so, no recollection  Only empty packets sandwiches and crumbs on the floor and bed.

    A lot of sleep and dreams are effected by peoples mental state.  My doctor told me so.  Even went to sleep council and centres.  Because I was ranting and raving in my sleep.  Shouting and fighting people, who were in my dreams and mainly the abusive relationships and family.

    How did I know because of friends staying over.  So vivid dreams of my abuse and recollections of it.  Any body who would stay would wake up to me screaming and shouting.  Did the wrong thing of trying to calm me down.  One friend tried to and he and me woke up.  He had cuts to his face, so did I and bruises.  No idea till he told me.

    Had no recollections or signs since.  Leaving my mental state.  Although now just wake up with duvet off and wonder why.

    Always scared to stay at friends houses or any bodys.  Just do not know.  I do know stayed in a hotel recently and was OK I think I was.

    Got no recollections of people complaining, did once or twice in hotels.

    I hope you understand.  By way sleep and dreams are good and can be away to ease away stress and worries.

    Diet can play a part in dreaming.  Having heavy meals spicy food late can effect sleep and dreams.

    Always have a routine, all the time I have one.

    Turn off electrical stuff.  Sorry every body I have to switch you off come around nine if I have to.

    Nice calm music play some of my favourite ballads or calming sounds.  In the old days had sounds of Whales  on CD.

    Toast with wholemeal bread, honey and sometimes mug warm milk.  These contain an enzyme called tryptophan.  This is a sleeping pill in food.  Shall we say that.  Found in beans and pulses.  How many of us have had a pasta at lunch time get tired.  That is because it is in pasta.

    Then just sit for about five to ten minutes.  Then bed.  Room needs to be cool not cold and dark not too light.

    Little bit of information for all you dreamers.

    Take care  

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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi spiceman,
    i didn’t know pasta, beans etc were helpful for sleep.
    thanks for that nugget of information  :)
    i cant sleep if too warm or light and noisy, watching tv in bed is a no no. Don’t have one anyway in my room, just my Helen Clark toffee cow cushions, the material is lovely and soft 
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @susan48 That is why they call me the spiceman.  Trying to take care of you and the ladies.  Plus the rest of the community.  Thinking of your health.

    Always here to help and advise and try to be a rock.. Much as I can.  .

    Other are Rice and Potatoes.  Anything that is a starch.  

    Understand this if have a pasta lunch always tired and makes me relaxed and sleepy.
    Foods that are high in tryptophan.  Which is in my post aids restful sleep and can help.  Are Lean  meat ,nuts especially Walnuts and dairy produce   Other may help Tuna, Bake Beans on a jacket spud.  Chicken and corn, Roast Turkey and Potatoes Sandwiches with lettuce does work for me.
    Hope any of this helps

    If you go on holiday to the Med any of those countries have after a meal fruit, nuts and cheese or yoghurt.  Bread with a meal or after.  Just bread .  This is because they all help your digestive system relax.  Which in turn makes you sleepy.

    I will after evening meal that is have slice of bread butter honey or fruit or yoghurt.  Nuts usually Almonds or Walnuts.

    The yoghurt Greek by the way put into it Fennel Seeds to aid digestion either top with fruit or nuts or have it separately.

    Whatever I do combinations.  


    Also do not eat heavy meals near to bedtime and avoid Caffeine or Alcohol.

    Hope this is useful.

    It works for me.

    Take care

    The one and only Spiceman



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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @thespiceman

    thank you for the info.
    i didn’t know any of that, so carbs aren’t that bad after all  :)
  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @susan48 Thank you no carbs are not bad for you unless you put either a cream sauce on them or loads of butter and the rest of heavy toppings  White rice and Pasta.

    Exchange Basmati Rice and wholemeal rice.

    Doing vegetable curry with roots tonight.  Added to side portion of Microwave Basmati Rice with Kidney beans.  That is my evening meal. 

    Remember an idea do a food diary try if you think is not helping you sleep.  Also why does it have to be white potatoes.  How about sweet potatoes with bake beans or other toppings for a change.

    Understand those who are gluten intolerance and similar conditions.

    I buy whole meal Pasta and Rice.  New stuff coming on the market usually the Health food shops.  Can get Pasta wheatfree.  Such as Rice and Corn.  I do know looking at alternatives.

    All carbs have which stands for Glycaemic Index.  Which means foods that have higher density of glucose which is sugar.  So that is cakes, biscuits and the rest of the naughty stuff.

    Low GI to medium includes Multi grain breads and whole grain cereals .  Examples of.

    If you like chips or fried potatoes they are bad.  Bread spread thickly with butter.


    Pleasure to advise

    Please if you have any questions ask me.  Anything.  I had to learn all this because of my addiction.  Causing problems due to my intake of my diet which effected my well being.

    Lot better changing to whole grain.  By the way a lot of the supermarkets and discount stores do whole grain.

    Not necessary to go to food health shops if you wish to.  Your choice.

    Take care

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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Will look at my local discount store.
    my downfall is butter, none of that low fat stuff, proper butter, hot cross bun with thick butter, naughty but great.

    do love a turkey sandwich, bit of broon sauce on top and salt.


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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @Victoriad,
    Lurpack all day long, teeth marks are a must.

    iv only had one from my local baker shop, who are actually downstairs from me, too handy !

    Iv heard Aldi’s are good, I just like the traditional ones, no messing about putting chocolate etc, lots of cinnamon.
    Bet the dugs  your best pal 
  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Not had a pan loaf for ages, the heels the best bit
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Any hot cross bum here. Not fussed on the packaging, belly wants feeding.
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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    Firemen to revive you maybe  ;)
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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    I want some of those wine gums  p:D
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  • susan48susan48 Member Posts: 2,229 Disability Gamechanger
    @Victoriad,
    not so sure if Mr Victoriad would be amused to have hot bums with cocoa.

    enjoy your vice x
  • janejrjanejr Member Posts: 141 Pioneering
    Love my dreams. Some are crazy and mixed up. Some are lovely and I see colour and it feels real. Worse one was dreaming a loved one got stabbed after being chased. She was screaming and I saw blood. I saw the red and woke up crying. I wanted to phone her it felt so real

    I think my meds help me dream
    Can't wait to see where I go tonight. I also adore sleeping. That's when I'm not in pain , I want to stay asleep and feel no pain or cope with my muddled head..  
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad said:
    whistles said:
    Any hot cross bum here. Not fussed on the packaging, belly wants feeding.
    A cross bum? Hot too?
    More Freudian slips.........you are on top form this evening.

    All this talk of Hot Bums is making me go.......All funny.....PASS the smelling salts please  :o

    I really must learn to proof read! 
    But actually a hot bum is equally accepted. 
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Last night's dream a plane was towing a trailer and a load of people fell out.
    That's what happens if you watch the war of the world's.  :)
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  • janejrjanejr Member Posts: 141 Pioneering
    Hello @Victoriad I had shingles in the summer I do feel for you they are agony. Hope they clear up soon for you x
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Victoriad You want to know male lead in War of the Worlds released in 1953 was first Gene Barry.  That was in colour.

    The radio broadcast was Orson Welles who started it all off.  Unknown to American public was a hoax.  That was late forties.

    The modern version up to date was with Tom Cruise around 2000 I believe.

    Day of the Triffids was a black and white film shown around 1962.

    Howard Keel and Jannette Scoot daughter of Thora Hird.
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Victoriad Understand got name wrong it is Howard  Keel and Jannette Scott not Scoot sorry fingers shaking to day.

    Anyway so there a few versions of the Day of the Triffids mini series lately.

    Best ones are the early ones War of the Worlds by Gene Barry and The 1962 version of the Day of the Triffids.

    Book by John Wyndham

    HG Wells War of the Worlds

    Recent War of the Worlds too scary for me.

    Hope that helps.
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  • thespicemanthespiceman Member Posts: 6,408 Disability Gamechanger
    Hello @Victoriad That was the triffids tall had like flowers on a stem then used that to attack people.  The stamens or buds something like that.

    Was that a dream then may I be so bold to ask.


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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad said:
    whistles said:
    Last night's dream a plane was towing a trailer and a load of people fell out.
    That's what happens if you watch the war of the world's.  :)
    The film in black and white.....what was the name of the burly actor in the lead?

    If I recall it started off with news cast on the radio......sheer panic....then those aliens.

    Or is that The Triffids?

    The modern one with some eye candy in it. 
    Think it does start with robot things coming up from the earth. 
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  • whistleswhistles Member Posts: 1,603 Disability Gamechanger
    Victoriad said:
    I was commenting on whistles post as he first mentioned watching the film War of the Worlds and he had a strange dream as a result.

    This last month my dreams have died down somewhat and I don’t remember them.

    Mr Victoriad not complained about kicks and shouting recently which is marvellous.

    I be a she.
    Tis them little feet isn't it. 
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  • debbiedo49debbiedo49 Member Posts: 2,906 Disability Gamechanger
    I think dreams are important. I write them down.
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