Why Are My Dreams So Stressful?

Linda Mastrangelo
Linda Mastrangelo, MA, LMFT is an educator, artist, and psychotherapist with a private practice in the San Francisco Bay Area specializing in grief and dreamwork. She has presented her work on dreams internationally and in numerous publications. Linda also serves on the board of directors and as continuing education administrator and editor of “Dream News” for the International Association for the Study of Dreams (IASD).
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  • Martha


    September 17th, 2016 at 9:14 AM

    Stressful because they are usually a reflection of what is going on in us internally anyway, just another way of that being let out.

  • tamara


    September 19th, 2016 at 10:37 AM

    Mine have been so anxiety inducing at times that I would not sleep for as long as possible because I didn’t like what I would have to confront at night

  • Theo


    September 20th, 2016 at 2:09 PM

    I have heard it said that
    dreams are a way of confronting those things
    which we are too afraid to confront IRL?

  • Ricardo


    September 21st, 2016 at 2:22 PM

    What is the scariest to me is that this is not something that we can easily control, they come out of left field and how can you even stop them when you are asleep and dreaming? It’s like you are so vividly experiencing that and it can be frightening to have gone through all of that even in a sleep state.

  • Mary


    January 4th, 2017 at 2:51 PM

    My dreams are so disturbing: In my dreams I’m engaged in boring, repetitive, tedious tasks for which I have no ability to abandon…and this goes on for the entire night!!! Help! :-)

  • Debbie V

    Debbie V

    April 14th, 2018 at 7:57 PM

    I dream all night I talk In my sleep throughout the night yell scream can’t sleep in the same bed as my husband sometimes the dreams are vivid sometimes not. This all started a few years ago after I gave up drinking completely. I don’t know how I can be helped. I talk like iam possessed sometimes or in a child’s voice. Or can be nearly crying or crying. Any advice would be great

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