A blind date once asked me to meet him near his office. When I arrived, he said he had to go home to walk his dog — an odd start to the date, but why not? We went on a long walk with the dog, and afterwards, somehow he convinced me to enter his apartment. As soon as the door shut, he asked if I minded if he got high. Not my favorite first-date activity, but I said I didn’t mind. And I wouldn’t have, except he hugely overdid it, and curled up on his bed whimpering “I’m so high, I’m so high,” while I watched Mean Girls in his living room with his dog. He still calls me sometimes. — Lina
We all have nightmares or bad dreams from time to time and it’s never a pleasant experience. What’s the reason behind having bad dreams? There are a couple reasons why nightmares occur. Sometimes there are physical reasons such as illness or fever, or taking certain medications, which can effect our dreams. But if you aren’t sick or taking medication, why else might you suffer from bad dreams?
The other main cause of bad dreams is stress and anxiety. Dreams are our minds way of processing information that it is not able to consciously do when we are awake. As we sleep, our mind processes information and deals with stress, anxiety and trauma through our dreams. Dreams help our mind to release bottled up stress that we might be holding on to in our lives. Similarly, if we are going through any major changes in our lives or dealing with any major events that are having an effect on our emotions, we will often see our minds working through the stress through bad dreams. Some examples of stressful situations that our minds may be processing through bad dreams are: