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Old 12-21-2014, 11:35 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Not the dreams I expected


Usually when I get sober I eventually have drinking dreams. Last night I had a nightmare that I missed an important AA meeting.

I hope my brain is starting to reorganize itself towards valuing sobriety and away from obsessing about booze.
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Old 12-21-2014, 12:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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That's interesting. Can't say I've ever experienced anything like that. Here's hoping your brain is getting it together!!
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That must have been distressing when you were in your dreamstate. But, yeah, I agree; it does seem to suggest a reorganization of thought processes and priorities.

Good stuff.
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Dreams Nightmares are common in early sobriety

I have had nearly every sleep disorder going mine have faded heavily in sobriety
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:42 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I have found that they come and go. I've been sober for over two years and occasionally I still get a drinking dream that rattles me. But dreams are just that- dreams. They're not real. I like to think they're my Beast; having utterly failed to get to me awake it's trying me in my sleep. But that's another great thing about sobriety; being lucid. When I drank it seemed like I usually spent the first hour or two after waking up being a zombie, just halfways in and halfway out of it. Now I'm 100% awake and lucid within 15 seconds of getting out of bed!

I do want to mention lest I worry you that the dreams- for me- have become much less frequent. Just an occasional thing.
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