I need help, bloggy friends. And I'm afraid to turn to the almighty Google, for fear of what it will tell me. So I'm asking for your wisdom and experience.
I'm dreaming again.
For years I didn't dream. With the exception of the occasional nightmare, I stopped dreaming. The only times I would have the bizarre and vivid pictures flashing through my head at night were when I took Melatonin to help me sleep, which was mostly last summer when I started working nights. My body adjusted, I no longer needed a sleep aid, the dreams were gone again.
I haven't thought much of it till lately. Who misses their dreams? For so many years, most of my dreams were horrid nightmares anyway. Even those stopped, for the most part, and I'll tell you straight up that THAT didn't make me sad. Phew!
Last week I began dreaming again. I thought it an anomaly. But it's been every night now. All night long. And when I half-wake in the early morning, then pass out again, they continue.
As far as I can tell, these are run of the mill dreams. Some are just the daily stuff of life, with enhanced color. Others are bizarre, funny, just weird. None frightening. Nothing really to write home about.
But it has me wondering. Why did I stop dreaming? For so long? Why am I dreaming again? Why now?
Like I said, I'm afraid to Google this. It will tell me I have a tumor. If I have a tumor, I don't want to know it. So tell me what YOU know. Have any of you experienced this before? Know someone who has? Tell me what it means, please?
Until I write again ...