Ok I'm not 100% sure what I'm looking for out of this thread but here goes.
When I was younger I dreamed, alot. Mostly repeating nightmares that I can still recall in great detail. I believe they started after a traumatic experience with a turkey (dont laugh, it was terrifying to an 8 yo)
This continued untill early teens when my brother gave me a book on how to control dreams. Using this I was able to get to a point where while the nightmares didn't stop I could recognise them and change them mid-dream.
When said turkey who started all this died the dreams stopped.
For most of my life after I have dreamt but usually remember very little if any. Occationally the vivid nightmares will start again, some to the point of having to take time off work. But they've only lasted a couple of days.
They've recently started up again. Not full blown nightmares but not good dreams either. They're lasting longer this time and I'm thinking of digging up my book again just so I can get a peacefull nights sleep.
I guess I'm wondering if anyone else has problems with nightmares? If so how do you cope?