@RiotDemon I don’t get a lot of nightmares, but a surprising fraction of the ones I do have are related to home remodeling or working on cars. Like getting a transmission back together and reinstalled on my wife’s car, then finding a bearing on the floor.
@InnocuousFarmer I can’t picture objects in my head. I could describe something to you but I can’t actually bring the image up in my mind.
Dreams are typically a string of thoughts for me. If I’m in a forest, I know I’m there, I know there’s lots of trees,etc… But I don’t actually see anything directly. I always know I’m dreaming when I’m dreaming. The concept of a lifelike dream is foreign to me.
What are you eating before bed? Or are you subconsciously stressed about something? Certain medications can trigger nightmares too. Look into a dream dictionary. Also lack of sleep. I went through a period where I wasn’t sleeping at all, was really stressed at work and every night was having very vivid nightmares. A dr I worked with (that specialized in dreams in psychology) told me I needed to take something to knock me out for like a week straight to break the cycle. After that no more nightmare. I also quit my job too later down the road bc it was crazy bad stressful but that’s another story.
@Star2236 I used to take singulair (montelukast) and that made even the most mundane dreams nightmares. I had to stop it because I would wake up in a sweat or feeling an overwhelming sense of dread most days.
Stress has been a constant for a long while now.
I don’t remember my dreams that much anymore. I’m on a more normal sleep cycle since my position had changed at work and I didn’t have mornings where I could be in as early as 5:30am or as late as 10pm anymore.
My latest dream was probably because my sleep schedule got out of whack for a few days.
@RiotDemon@Star2236 I can never remember my dreams unless my sleep is interrupted. Lately I’ve been on a relatively steady bedtime, and waking up without an alarm when the room gets too bright. Can’t remember the last time I woke up with knowledge of a dream.
Sleep aids in general backfire for me if I use them as advertised, but they do work pretty well as circadian rhythm reset hammers.
http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/ has a model of sleep that I’ve found useful to keep in the back of my mind, if you haven’t seen it, representing tiredness and circadian rhythms as distinct mechanisms. There’s no substitute for good sleep. Best of luck.