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Poll: What kind of dreams do you have?
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Not sleeping/Not dreaming.
0%
0 0%
Violent dreams/Scary dreams/“fight or flight”
15.00%
3 15.00%
Puzzle dreams/unsolvable problems/searching for a solution.
25.00%
5 25.00%
Non-event/random thoughts/pleasant dreams
40.00%
8 40.00%
Good sound sleep without remembering.
20.00%
4 20.00%
Total 20 vote(s) 100%
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What kind of dreams do you have?
#1
What kind of dreams do you have?
I have always been fascinated with dreams, what they mean and where they come from. After googling dreams for years, I think they relate to sleep quality. I have broken dreams into 5 groups according to sleep quality as I see it from bad to good.


a. Not sleeping / Not dreaming
You cannot dream if you do not sleep. 
b. Violent dreams / Scary dreams / “fight or flight”
You will try to wake up to avoid further involvement. 
c. Puzzle dreams / unsolvable problems / searching for a solution. 
You are presented with a challenge that you cannot solve. 
d. Non-event dreams / random thoughts / pleasant dreams / Boring dreams
The dream does not wake you but the sleep cycle does not complete. You remember the dream vividly. 
e. Good sound sleep and don’t remember dreaming.
You sleep through the night without waking up between sleep cycles. 

After 5 years of steady progress, I have gone through all 5 types. Most recently I have a mix between non-event and good sound sleep and finally feeling great. 

What kind of dreams do you have?

CPAP is a journey like “The Wizard of Oz”. It’s a long slow journey. You will face many problems and pick up many friends along the way. Just because you reach the poppies, it doesn’t mean you are in Kansas. 
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#2
RE: What kind of dreams do you have?
Rcgop,
You do not mention lucid dreams - the type most easily remembered as they occur during the time spent between fully asleep and fully awake. These often involve trying to resolve real-world personal issues and puzzles and can be recurring and somewhat self-directed. As for more common dreams that occur during REM sleep I have difficulty remembering details unless they are highly unusual and lead you to awaken suddenly.
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RE: What kind of dreams do you have?
(10-27-2020, 03:55 PM)Grandpapa-G Wrote: Rcgop,
You do not mention lucid dreams - the type most easily remembered as they occur during the time spent between fully asleep and fully awake. These often involve trying to resolve real-world personal issues and puzzles and can be recurring and somewhat self-directed. As for more common dreams that occur during REM sleep I have difficulty remembering details unless they are highly unusual and lead you to awaken suddenly.

I did not include lucid dreams as it’s own category because I assumed them to be in the scary or puzzle category. And, yes, they are very disruptive to sleep.
CPAP is a journey like “The Wizard of Oz”. It’s a long slow journey. You will face many problems and pick up many friends along the way. Just because you reach the poppies, it doesn’t mean you are in Kansas. 
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#4
RE: What kind of dreams do you have?
Mine fall into the "all of the above" category.
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RE: What kind of dreams do you have?
Unfortunate I don't fit in one category, as is typical for me. I have been given the lot for complex things. Complex apnea and etc. Right now, I don't fit in one, so I defer answering for now. Sleep is poor while I fight everybody on getting a new therapy device above ASV. Complex issues see listing for Dave.
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RE: What kind of dreams do you have?
in the worst throes of apnea my dreams would be short, repetitive and always having some kind of boundaries. I wish I could explain that better; I think those dreams corresponded to apnea events. sometimes I dreamt about being able to breathe just enough to survive under water, also apnea related I think. I remember years ago waking a number of times with the thought that whatever I was dreaming, if I could only remember it, would make great fodder for a book or a movie. now I rarely remember dreams, not even sure I dream very much at all. if I think about it I think they tend to be like black and white still images, thoughts more than movies. I might think someone was in the dream but I don't often actually see and interact with them. I don't think I dream 'normally', maybe because my sleep is still too fragmented.
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#7
RE: What kind of dreams do you have?
When I was at my low point, I would dream that I was desperate for sleep, but could not sleep. I guess you would call it a lucid dream.
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RE: What kind of dreams do you have?
(10-28-2020, 07:45 AM)RNeil Wrote: When I was at my low point, I would dream that I was desperate for sleep, but could not sleep. I guess you would call it a lucid dream.

This was what I was thinking for the puzzle dream. A problem that cannot be solved by continuing to sleep. Only waking and completely starting over.
CPAP is a journey like “The Wizard of Oz”. It’s a long slow journey. You will face many problems and pick up many friends along the way. Just because you reach the poppies, it doesn’t mean you are in Kansas. 
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RE: What kind of dreams do you have?
the puzzle sounds akin to the bounded repetitive dreams that I experienced before cpap. same theme or story over & over, maybe changing slightly, stopping but never ending or resolving. I came to understand them to correspond to apnea, i.e., I think they started when I stopped breathing & stopped when I started to breathe. that's one reason I felt they had boundaries of some kind, like a figurative box containing the repetitive theme or story. very hard to describe.
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RE: What kind of dreams do you have?
I have had repetitive dreams in the past--and now that I think about it usually before I fell completely to sleep. They were often computer related--something needed to be done. Haven't had a scary dream in ages--usually pleasant story-type that can morph into a different subject. I seldom can remember what I was dreaming about.
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