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Why can't i forget my disturbing dream

Your Question

I had a really disturbing dream that I just can’t forget about. 


Hello, thanks for getting in contact with Ask Alex. 

Sorry to hear that you’ve had a disturbing dream. That must not have been nice to wake up from. It can be quite unsettling to experience an unpleasant or vivid dream. Some dreams can feel almost real and can have an impact on our mood and how we feel. 

Disturbing dreams or nightmares can sometimes be caused by stress and anxiety that we experience when awake. It might be worth thinking about what might be causing stressful feelings or anxiety if you are feeling like that. Perhaps something else going on in your day to day life is affecting your sleep and rest. Getting a good night’s sleep is beneficial and sets you up for the next day. 

If you continue to find yourself thinking over the dream, it might help to talk about it with a trusted friend or family member. We also have our Childline service where you can chat anonymously with our team. You can contact us any time of day, 7 days a week by phone 1800 66 66 66 or by Live Chat on our website  

We hope this information is useful to you and that you can forget about the dream soon. Thank you for asking your question and take care. 


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