Anonymous said: Hi I was wondering if any one else has trouble with nightmares due to anxiety ? And if dreaming bout monsters / aliens/supernatural attacking you is part of the normal anxiety related nightmare or ? I would like to know if I'm not alone in this cause it keeps me up most nights after terrified to go bsck asleep .
i do, some. but more that something is wrong with my house or car and it always feels very scary. a few times that my children are in danger but not often,strangely.
i tend to shout out in panic and jump out of my bed, sometimes sleep walk for short periods but always wake up soonish.
monster dreams i have rarely.
after many years i now manage to go back to sleep mostly.
Yes, nightmares or night terrors can be related to general anxiety disorders in adults (among other causes). Be assured it’s not just you & it’s not strange. Though it can be traumatic & hard to cope with.
You should speak to your/a consultant/therapist about it & find a way to manage or treat it because, as I’m sure you know, lack of sleep won’t help either your physical or mental health.
Good luck & take care x