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For as long as I can remember I have had multiple dreams a night. I typically would remember them in the mornings and would even discuss them with others. Cool

When I first start therapy, they changed to nightmares which I assumed was do to the week I spent in ICU, just prior to starting Therapy. Angry

However, after 102 days of therapy. It appears I no longer dream, or at least can't remember them. Huhsign

Does anyone else find that Therapy effects their Dreams Thinking-about

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04-09-2016 02:14 PM
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RE: Dreaming
I do and it affects me the opposite of your experience. I now dream almost every night although sometimes I can't remember all the details. Multiple dreams occur on many nights. Previous to cpap therapy, I hardly ever dreamed.

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RE: Dreaming
(04-09-2016 02:17 PM)surferdude2 Wrote:  I do and it affects me the opposite of your experience. I now dream almost every night although sometimes I can't remember all the details. Multiple dreams occur on many nights. Previous to cpap therapy, I hardly ever dreamed.

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I am wondering if it is related to the length of ones sleep cycle .
Did you sleep short cycles and have a shortage of REM sleep B4 you started Therapy.

I believe I quite often woke up during REM Sleep interrupting the Dreams

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RE: Dreaming
I stopped remembering my dreams very often sometime around the mid-1990s. During the 3-4 months last year just before my sleep studies, I had dreams about being strangled by someone a few times.

I had hoped that I would return to normal dreaming after starting CPAP therapy, but it hasn't happened so far. The last dream I can recall having happened during my first sleep study. I dreamed that I lifted up a blanket that I was sleeping on and that there were sharpened spikes beneath it. (The mattress used in my first sleep study was extremely uncomfortable.)

I don't know if I'm not dreaming or if I'm not remembering the dreams.
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RE: Dreaming
Before CPAP I had long lucid dreams that were part dream, part hallucination, part fantasy... I learned young to shape nightmares into victory tales! (as a young child I had constant dreams of choking, being strangled, drowning, buried alive)

Since CPAP, I do dream, and I can remember haunting little bits sometimes. In other words, normal dreams.

My analysis of that situation is that I never had consistent REM until I began CPAP, and that the earlier dream type represents my adaptation to having impaired sleep and apneas.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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RE: Dreaming
(04-09-2016 02:47 PM)DariaVader Wrote:  (as a young child I had constant dreams of choking, being strangled, drowning, buried alive)

Yikes. Do you have an opinion about how dreams caused by sleep-disordered breathing affect us psychologically and physiologically? (If yes, I'd be interested to hear it.)

The few times I dreamed about being strangled and remembered it, I can recall a feeling of unpleasant body chemistry going on - fast heart rate, sweating, feeling stressed.
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(04-09-2016 02:14 PM)0rangebear Wrote:  For as long as I can remember I have had multiple dreams a night. I typically would remember them in the mornings and would even discuss them with others. Cool

When I first start therapy, they changed to nightmares which I assumed was do to the week I spent in ICU, just prior to starting Therapy. Angry

However, after 102 days of therapy. It appears I no longer dream, or at least can't remember them. Huhsign

Does anyone else find that Therapy effects their Dreams Thinking-about

you dream, or you go insane. clinically proven.

if you aren't roused from sleep, your dreams fade very quickly till they're forgotten. the only way to remember you have a dream is to have interrupted sleep.

congratulations, it sounds like your therapy is working Smile
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RE: Dreaming
(04-09-2016 03:56 PM)palerider Wrote:  
(04-09-2016 02:14 PM)0rangebear Wrote:  For as long as I can remember I have had multiple dreams a night. I typically would remember them in the mornings and would even discuss them with others. Cool

When I first start therapy, they changed to nightmares which I assumed was do to the week I spent in ICU, just prior to starting Therapy. Angry

However, after 102 days of therapy. It appears I no longer dream, or at least can't remember them. Huhsign

Does anyone else find that Therapy effects their Dreams Thinking-about

you dream, or you go insane. clinically proven.

if you aren't roused from sleep, your dreams fade very quickly till they're forgotten. the only way to remember you have a dream is to have interrupted sleep.

congratulations, it sounds like your therapy is working Smile


That makes sense since my sleep cycles before therapy were between 120 minutes to 170 minutes I never slept 3 hours with out waking up. I remember waking many times in the middle of a Dream. I would even be confused when I first woke up sometimes; as to whether I was Dreaming or awake.


My sleep cycles have gotten longer as my therapy has progressed. I slept past the 3 1/2 hour mark four times last week.

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(04-09-2016 03:15 PM)green wings Wrote:  Yikes. Do you have an opinion about how dreams caused by sleep-disordered breathing affect us psychologically and physiologically? (If yes, I'd be interested to hear it.)

The few times I dreamed about being strangled and remembered it, I can recall a feeling of unpleasant body chemistry going on - fast heart rate, sweating, feeling stressed.

Physiologically, it makes sense that it would contribute to the increase stress hormones already in place from an apnea event. Psychologically... Well, I guess every person would respond differently. Certainly it has an effect.

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Tongue Suck Technique for prevention of mouth breathing:
  • Place your tongue behind your front teeth on the roof of your mouth
  • let your tongue fill the space between the upper molars
  • gently suck to form a light vacuum
Practising during the day can help you to keep it at night

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RE: Dreaming
For years after I started CPAP I never remembered any dreams. I do from time to time now tho it's far less frequent. My doctor said that's because I'm spending more time in deep sleep and less coming up to where REM would occur.
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