I'll Sleep When I'm Dead (Maybe)
I need some advice. How do you stop bad dreams or nightmares? Anyone have any good tips or tricks?
I'm taking an antibiotic (sinus infection that refuses to die) that is wreaking havoc on my sleep. I feel confident blaming the antibiotic, since I've never had bad dreams before, except once when I was taking this same stupid drug. I take that back. I love you, stupid little pill. You've chased away the misery that was in my sinuses, and for that I thank you. (But you could do a little more, your work here is not through.) But on my goodness, the bad dreams!!
I can't even begin to tell you how horrible these dreams are! I can barely stay asleep for more than a few hours, and then when I do wake up, I'm so grateful to be out of the hell of my dreams, that I can't go back to sleep. (Take every horrible image you have ever seen of a war-torn country, add in the fact that I witnessed some horrors first-hand in Haiti, and amplify it multiple times, and you're getting just a few minutes of what I endure when I fall asleep.)
I normally have some very pleasant and happy dreams. I love sleep. Sleep is my friend. But not like this. This makes me want to never close my eyes again for fear of some of those horrible images resurfacing.
So help me out here. Going off the antibiotic is not an option. Anyone have any ideas for how to stop the nightmares??
(Thankfully, thus far, I have not sleepwalked (sleptwalked?) during this ordeal. I fear what I may attempt to do!)
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