Thursday, August 13, 2009

I'm suffering from OABS

You know, Over-Active Brain Syndrome?

My dreams lately have been so strange and bizarre, that I wake up feeling like I need to go back to sleep. Things like petting a stray dog only to find out it's a rat, having to stab an old woman in the eye with a chopstick to keep her from killing me, eating live bugs...those are the kinds of things that have been popping up in my dreams lately.

Is there anyway to turn my brain off at night? Seriously. I need less eventful dreams or my productivity during the day is going to disappear due to the overwhelming urge to nap. Help!


  1. I don't have the answer to turning of your brain have you tried melatonin to help you get into a deep relaxing sleep? Love the picture!!!!

  2. I know exactly what you mean but sadly I've never found a cure. Though rum does seem to help.

  3. I'm afraid not. I've suffered from bizarre dreams my whole life. It's either stressed induced or things in your subconscious is causing you to incorporate your feelings in the dreams. :P They're strange but interesting.

  4. Wish I could give you some help but been having the same strange dreams. You working on a paranormal?

  5. If you figure that out --- your will be richer than anyone! Also could you pass it on to me.

  6. Oh, that's too bad, Kristen. Hope it calms down, woon.

  7. You should probably stop writing such powerful and exciting books.

  8. Hi :)
    What an excellent imagination and subconscious you have.
    All the best,
    twitter: @RKCharron

  9. You know, I've been having really vivid dreams too. Nothing weird though! LOL Yours are cracking me up. Not sure I have any advice...

  10. Do you take any prescription meds or supplements at night before bedtime? If so, and if you can, you might consider taking them in the mornings instead. Some supplements & meds cam cause wild dreams.

    You might also designate the half-hour or hour before bedtime as "wind-down" time. Make yourself some Sleepytime or Chamomile tea, read something soothing or listen to quiet music, watch a sitcom to make you laugh. It seems that if we quiet the mind, or at the very least put good things in it before sleep, then it cooperates.

    If you are into supplements, I found valerian root capsules to be very calming and to help a lot with quiet sleep. Melatonin can help too.

    I hope you find something that helps soon. Not only do those crazy dreams mess with your mind but the prevent a restful sleep and that is really important when your brain needs to function on some productive level.

    Oh - and keep a pad and pen by the bed and jot down some of the weirdness when it wakes you. You never know when it'll come in handy in a scene. -evil grin-

    Good luck! I wish you pleasant dreams and lots of good rest.

  11. Don't try melatonin, it will give you even more vivid dreams.

    Try going to sleep early, or meditation on something safe like a calm meadow or ocean waves.

    Eat lightly before going to bed, but don't starve yourself either.

    And try to relax, being stressed can cause anxiety which in turned can cause anxiety dreams.