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Topic : 01/24 Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors

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Created on : Friday, January 20, 2006, 03:03:18 pm
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Dr. Phil's guests scream, punch, fight and even eat — all while they're sleeping. They suffer from nightmares, sleep terrors and other disorders that are destroying their lives. Scott's sleepwalking and sleep terrors have gotten so dangerous that he has attempted to smother his wife, Heather, with a pillow, has walked outside shirtless in freezing weather, and has even kicked Heather in the stomach when she was pregnant. Heather is not only concerned for her safety, but also for the safety of their two small kids. Then, Nathalie has been plagued by the same gruesome nightmare for 20 years, and worries that she's losing her sanity. What's behind these recurring dreams? Plus, Angela has been eating in her sleep for the past 15 years. She wakes up to find chocolate on her clothes, food wrappers in her bed — even tuna casserole on her fingers! Dr. Phil has advice for putting these sleep disorders to bed.  Join the discussion.


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January 24, 2006, 7:47 am CST

Gulf War Syndrome

My wife never had night terrors until she came home from the Gulf War.  Just two nights ago she woke me up yelling at me, trying to choke me, and the look on her face!  OMIGOD, I was scared to tears, literally.  This is not an isolated incident.   


Her medical coverage is through the local VA hospital - which has been deplorable.  She is not the only GWS veteran to share a list of symptoms, but we, as a nation, as a government, forget our veterans.  Makes me afraid for the soldiers coming home now - because I know what they and their families will go through. 

January 24, 2006, 8:39 am CST

01/24 Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors

Quote From: rollinhome

These people could be suffering from past life memories.  Their cell memory is kicking in.  If you suffer from night terrors/nightmares bad dreams etc, I recommend you to do a simple routine before you go to sleep.  Before you go to bed, surround yourself with the while light of the Holy spirit and ask God to take those past life memories away.  Ask HIm to relieve you of your past life cell memory.  This should definately help you.  there's no harm in trying, I guarantee you it will help. :)  

These people's problems are in their brain chemistry and hormones, not in their sprituality. They need to see a specialist doctor not pray that it'll go away.
January 24, 2006, 8:54 am CST

past life memories

Quote From: rdslots

Interesting.  I think such things are possible.  I also believe we can contact others in our sleep.  When my daughter was still small and I carried her around on my hip, I was transported in a dream to the New Orleans of my childhood, complete with the sights, sounds and smells at my grandparents' home.  I was thrilled to be seeing my grandmother -- who was busy doing the things about the house as I recalled from my childhood.  I kept getting in her way, and beaming, would yell, "Look!  It's me, Grandmother!  I'm grown!  And I have this beautiful baby girl!"  I could feel myself getting more and more upset when she wouldn't respond, but decided I had been given this lovely chance to see her and re-live some memories, and had to content myself with that.  I have always felt she, too, knew I was there and visited with me and baby in a way I just couldn't share.  I woke up in tears but was incredibly happy with having had the dream.

I totally believe that we can contact others while sleeping.  I know what you mean by going back to a childhood place, seeing the same sites, smells, the surroundings.  It's called something, but I forgot what the proper name of that type of dream was.  That guy who was on the show could have had a past life of being chased by someone, like he stole something and people were chasing him down in the 1800's or something like that (just an example), that's why he could feel like someone is chasing him.  He brought over his past life cell memories into this life perhaps.  You could get the book Past Lives, Future Healing by Sylvia Browne, and "Book of Dreams" by Sylvia Browne.  They have excellent tools to help you relieve your nightmares/terrors and it'll help you analyze your dreams.  I highly recommend those books.  It's cheaper than going to therapy or something. :) 

January 24, 2006, 8:57 am CST

I agree

Quote From: my_2angels

These people's problems are in their brain chemistry and hormones, not in their sprituality. They need to see a specialist doctor not pray that it'll go away.

I agree, many people are bipoloar and have chemical imbalances.  It was just a suggestion.  

January 24, 2006, 9:24 am CST


  Sometimes I do have night terrors.  Most of them are about, the BTK killer I dreamed that he was in my house and was trying to kill me.. Also some of the deams are when my fiance leaves for work he gone for at least 2 weeks..  I dreamed that someone broke in and was trying to rape me.  I really don't know why I have these deams.  Some times I wake up yelling.  Most of the dreams happen when he is not at home.. What do these mean?  Monica
January 24, 2006, 9:28 am CST

01/24 Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors

Perhaps they do have a chemical brain problem, but maybe something in their lives are causing them to have these.  Usually, if something is bothering me, my dreams reflect that.  I have many dreams in one night sometimes it can be as little as two or as many as six, and some of the time they are about recent occurances.  They are all different, but they do mean something, I just haven't figured out what yet.  Some are plain as day and others are hard to explain.  These people should figure out what exactly is causing the problem, whether it be pyschological or physical.  Or maybe it's both.
January 24, 2006, 10:01 am CST

scary wakes

My son has been waking up since he was around 7, he is now 13.  The episodes don't happen quite as much, but he would wake up screaming, crying and shaking and talking nonstop chatter.  He said that things were racing in his head.  Sometimes he would talk of video games.  Other times he would be calculating math problems.  I don't know what this means.
January 24, 2006, 11:18 am CST


Quote From: cactus4rx

What does ADHD or ADD stand for?   

I will be very interested in this show.  I have walked, talked, and ate in my sleep.  I have also kicked doors and not remember anything.  I usually have a good time in my sleep.  I'm told that I laugh a lot.  BUT, I do get mean sometimes.  One morning when I woke up my 2 dogs were acting terrified of me.  I had a feeling I did something in my sleep.  I was having scary dreams every night for a period of time.  I figued out it might be the Noni juice (1 ounce at night) that I had started drinking.  I changed from drinking it at night to drinking it in the morning and the terrifing dreams stopped.  The Noni juice works for colitis.   

I saw a show about a guy that had drove to his mother- in- laws house and killed her in his sleep. A sleep specialist had proof that he stayed too long in his deepest sleep and he got off.  How could you live with yourself after that.  This can be scary stuff.  Sure is a mystery to me. 

I can only hope there is help out there for everyone, including me, with this problem.   I know Dr. Phil will be able to help........     


ADHD is attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and ADD is attention deficit disorder.  The symptoms can be mild to extreme in both cases.   

My daughter has ADHD and if manipulated correctly, it can be quite a gift (well for her anyway.) 

January 24, 2006, 11:56 am CST

help i hate my dream

    help I have been having the same dream 2 to 3 times a night for the past 2 weeks i keep dreaming someone is shooting me in the back the persons face is blank and the more i dream it the more that adds to it and it gets more real everytime im getting to the point where i cant sleep im to scared to what do i do
January 24, 2006, 12:26 pm CST

I have nightmares, also

I also have nightmares.  They started when I was young and my grandmother was raising me and my 2 older sisters.  I had nightmares about my mom dieing, someone killing her / someone that I love in my family getting hurt, or something like that!  Since I got older, I still have them but its also about the guys that I'm with at the time leaving me or something to that nature.  The guy that I'm with now has been married before and has 2 kids with her and I have nightmares about him leaving me to go back to her and rubbing it in my face and stuff like that!!!!
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