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When You Sleep, Do You Dream?

  

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I haven't really dreamed much at all,or at least remembered any of my dreams since pots came into my life.

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I have always had and continue to have lots of very vivid dreams. I've also always been a poor sleeper, and that has been worse since pots.

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Very vivid dreams followed by sudden waking and rapid heart/sweating/sickness/dizziness and gut spasm. All linked to sleep disorder linked to Auto Dysfunction.

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I seem to dream a lot more since I've had POTS (or I guess remember it more). I rarely remembered my dreams before but now I usually remember a couple a night. The only exception to this is during "crashes" - they usually last a few days and during the first night I wake up every hour or so and I don't think I dream at all.

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I actually have had night terrors for my whole life (since I was a toddler), where I have extremely vivid dreams and I start thrashing around and screaming. But when my POTS symptoms are bad I do not get them at all. I think that when my symptoms are bad I don't fall into a deep sleep.

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When I wake up with a migraine I can remember the dream I had before -- it's always a nightmare of some kind.

I have more bad dreams (dreams of frustration -- big surprise -- not) than good dreams. When I wake up after a good dream I feel so good mentally. Physically, I often feel better after a good dream. there seems to be a connection.

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Margiebee....I also act out my dreams and I also get sleep apnoea and paralysis. I'm just going through checks for all of these again.

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I have super vivid dreams and I often have nightmares. I tend to feel worse the day after I have particularly bad nightmares.

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I grew up with night terrors, but somewhere in my 30's they stopped and I stopped dreaming altogether. After POTS dx, I started taking magnesium to see if it would help my headaches. The dreams returned.... some good, some not so good. However, I have not seen any correlation with relief of POTs symptoms (other than lessoning the headaches). I go to sleep tired, wake up about every hour and finally when I get up in the morning, I am not rested at all and feel worse than when I went to bed. When I try to nap during the day, I generally awaken with heart racing, nauseous and a feeling of impending doom. There is simply no refreshing sleep.... *sigh*

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I do dream most nights, sometimes good (=funny things!), sometimes not so good. Sleep itsself feels not so bad, at times I even dream that I sleep well! However, when I wake up in the morning, I always feel like I didn't have a refreshing sleep at all.

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I have vivid dreams, night sweats usually accompany them. I also have night terrors where I will jolt up in bed or cry out. On a few occasions I have actually injured myself during night terror attacks when I jump out of the bed. I am fully asleep when this happens. Sometimes I do have pleasant dreams though and sleep well during these times.

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I don't remember my dreams. Sometimes I wake up thinking "that was a strange dream" but I don't remember a single detail of what it was!!! I have researched since last summer something called "Pyroluria" (I think I have/had it) and one prominent sign is poor to no dream recall.

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Whether you remember dreams or not depends on how broken your sleep is usually. If you keep waking up and falling back asleep, you're more likely to remember dreams.

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I to have vivid dreams and nightmares occasionally which trigger my fight or flight reflex and usually wake me. My dreams returned when I got my CPAP for my Sleep Apnea.

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Dreaming means rem sleep which causes increased heart rate, for us this may trigger other symptoms hence the waking up this happens to me almost every night especially when I am stressed. It ***** but just another thing we have to deal with.

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