No More Dreams?

Prior to surgery I used to dream all the time, but I haven’t had a single dream (that I remember) since before my surgery.

I’m not mad about it honestly (no bad dreams), but has anyone else lost the ability to dream?

We’re all different, I suppose

But, my dream patterns seem quite good now. When I first came out of my embolization, I was super stressed & had almost constant anxiety < then, I wasn’t dreaming well at all

But, now(almost 5 months later) - I dream great! Shoot, I just woke up - and, my dreams were definitely there

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I’m 9 months out from surgery and still nothing. Again, not mad, just curious as a former dreamer. I sleep fine most nights, though my sleep schedule is a little random sometimes. I definitely sleep though. Thanks!

Doesn’t sound like a horrible issue, I suppose. . . . But, def a tad odd

Do you use meds for sleep?

Shoot, I still do - and, I was def way off for a bit. But, now I dream away just fine - better than usual, actually

Kinda sounds like you’re not reaching REM sleep - do you feel rested after sleeping?

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Not often! I’m always tired or so it seems even though I “sleep”…

Hey,

What I have been experiencing has really reminded me of your thread.

I don’t know what gives, but my dreams all the sudden are just off the charts. When I wake up & for days to come, I can recall the slightest details from them.

They have been borderline lucid, all the sudden - only changes I have made is I completely cut out drinking alcohol over the last few weeks.

They are so vivid & intricate - the details I remember are almost unbelievable. I talk to people around me about what I am experiencing & as usual - I get a blank stare, like making this up.

Only one was bad, which now I can not recall - but, the rest are amazing.

I have not dreamt like this since I was a very young age. . . It’s quite nice, actually

But, I don’t quite understand why all the sudden - yet, I will take it. . . I literally can describe darn near everything in them, specially right when I wake up - which is still quite early(3-4am), but I counteract this by being in bed still early enough to get my full seven hours of sleep.

Just thought I’d mention it, since it does feel that strange to be getting them all the sudden. . . I am still on xAnax to support my sleep. Without it, I just don’t wind down. I’ve tried other meds a few times & the outcome was quite less than favorable.