Monday, April 7, 2008

Plagued by nightmares

Of late (actually more or less since the last few months of my pregnancy) I have been having nightmares.

The last few months of my pregnancy were of course dreams about the labour. On bad days I would have nightmares of losing my unborn son. Reckon the article I read about 2 robbers kicking a 7 month pregnant lady in a Shell petrol station causing her a miscarriage is rooted deeper than I thought in my memory!

Of late my nightmares have resulted in me waking up sweating. I actually wake up feeling terrified. More often than not, my nightmares concern me being in danger of something and trying to find a way out. Sometimes, I would have to kneel by the side of the bed to pray that this heavy forbearance would be lifted off me and that some resemblance of peace will fill me and give me a few more hours of sleep.

So, no bad news for me. Don't think I can take anymore sleepless nights. And this time, it's not because of the kid!

Sigh......cough....cough....

17 comments:

Andrea said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog!! How far along in your pregnancy are you right now? I love meeting other pregnant mom's :) I get a LOT of weird dreams when I'm pregnant, but not nightmares...I hope yours disappear! Those don't sound fun! And I hear you on the sleepless nights...I think I slept MAYBE 3 1/2 hours this past night...yeah, I am tired.

andrewjune said...

they said if you sleep early and hv enough rest and sleep, we wont be having nightmares...
if i sleep late, i will have nightmares!
so maybe try sleeping early?

U.Lee said...
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U.Lee said...

Hi Ann, I guess maybe your mind is quite active thinking of the baby, the 'whats, if's', etc...maybe have a warm glass of Cocoa or milk might help?
If not, drop by my place...got something to make you sleep, ha ha.
Stay cool, Ann and have a good szzzzzz, Lee.

U.Lee said...

Hi Ann, that was me, the 2 'deletes'....pressed by error, sorry. Lee.

Ann said...

Andrea - I am not pregnant now. Just that I noticed that my dreams have starteed to become moe vivid and now nightmar-ish since the last few months of my pregnancy.

Andrewjune - yeah, maybe I need to sleep early. But what with the bottle sterilizing, clothes to hang, baby bag to pack etc.

Uncle Lee - warm milk huh.....cold can ah? Guess ice cream doesn't count! :(

mumsgather said...

My nightmares usually come due to my unconcious fear about something. For you, I think its motherhood and your protective instincts over your baby. I hope you get over the nightmares soon. Poor you.

simon said...

i've been getting nightmares recently, but mostly about PT...

Moomykin said...

For me, nightmares are usually when I go thru a very stressful period.

Will remember you in prayer.

Take care, my friend.

JLow said...

Yeah, nightmares are usually due to something that is stressing you, something you are thinking about a lot during the day....

Perhaps you need to handle / settle a certain something?

Ann said...

Mumsgather - I hope so too. Though I wonder why I am the one in danger!

Simon - hahaha....books and books and words!!! Are they toppling all over you?

Mommykin - maybe my body says sleep but my mind says I still have so many things to do...maybe have to learn to let go and let hubby deal with some of the packing for tommorrow!

Jlow - I usually struggle to keep awake so that everything is done and prepared for tomm. reckon I have to learn to let things be...else I will be having worse nightmares when boyboy starts school and has exams!

KM said...

wow! sounds like you have some stressful nights...

just try not to drill too much into these nightmares you have had, take it easy, go to sleep as usual, then you might find yourself rid of night mare, because your mind stops thinking about WOULD I HAVE MARES TONIGHT.....CAN I SLEEP IN PEACE TONIGHT!!

try playing some music.....if i were to suggest, try Enya's.

take care, Ann!

karenyiau said...

Could be due to stress.... try to relax and sleep tight, don't think too much :)

Mummy-yeoh said...

Nightmares can be due to stress, fears and worries. Pray and ask God to reveal if there is anything specific that may need to pray about. Otherwise pray and leave all your concerns at His footstool.
'...when you lie down you will not be afraid, when you lie down your sleep will be sweet...for the Lord will be your confidence and will keep your foot from being snared' Proverbs 3:24,26

Ann said...

KM - yeah...I reckon you may be right...just dont 'wonder' if i will get nightmares tonight and maybe i won't!

karenyiau - will think of all things peaceful and nice before i sleep!

Mummy-yeoh - I reckon I will mentally put everything at the feet of Jesus before I sleep. And pray for peace. THanks for your prayers!

Baby Darren said...

maybe you are too stressful in your daily life or something is worrying you.

Try some relaxation methods like deep breathing, listening to music or meditate before you sleep.

Hope you have a peaceful night sleep tonight.