By Laura McMullen for U.S. News
You wake up, panting, from a deep sleep. You went to work naked. You fell into a bottomless pit. You got swept into...
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My waking life is agreeable, but I have lousy dreams.
Getting married is easy. Staying married is a lot of work. Staying happily married is a combination of a lot of work, dumb luck, true love and surrender.
I began filling out the usual "new patient" paper work. You know, the form where you give away all of the intimate details of your life. A new survey at the end has me worried.
It's almost as if anxiety dreams come to taunt us, not with how frail we are, but with how strong we could be if only we could remember it.
Remembering dreams and committing those daily experiences to memory are important functions of sleep. And it looks like great sex can reinforce itself by making good dreams out of the experience too.
I encourage everyone to be curious about bad dreams, not fearful. When we stay in those early feelings of fear, we don't allow ourselves a full range of motion in responding to the dream.
No one likes being jolted awake from a deep sleep, especially when what riled you up was an assailant, a snake in the bed, or being engulfed by flames...
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