Coffee...and not sleeping

I've been having disruptive dreams every night of meeting up with someone from my past. I go in cycles like this. Only this time around everything is so impossible all I can do is visualize them sitting across from me for coffee...and then I wake up. Over and over. Nothing to say, nothing that can be said. Melatonin isn't cutting it. I gave up alcohol years ago but that used to help me sleep. Not sure what else to try.


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Eternal return

Apr 3, 2020 at 8:16pm

If this person is showing up in your dreams repeatedly, maybe you are subconsciously in search of closure?

What about writing (but not sending) a letter that gets out all your feelings toward this person. Afterward you could burn it, bury it, shred it or read it aloud to a counsellor or therapist if you have one.

I hope you are able to get a good rest soon, OP. Best wishes.

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Magnesium glycinate

Apr 3, 2020 at 9:17pm

or maybe cbd.

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This is not good for you

Apr 3, 2020 at 9:36pm

This is fairly common psychological symbolism.
Is it possibly you've treated this person horribly at some point?
Is that why the "visions" are disruptive?
Commonly, people refer to karma, an equalization.
Perhaps, through the collective conscious, you realize that now it is "their time".
If this sounds like a fit, their time of retribution is at hand.
You know it, hence the dreams.
I wouldn't want to be in your shoes.

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So simple

Apr 3, 2020 at 9:53pm

Meet them. The dreams will end and you'll find peace.

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Try cannabis

Apr 3, 2020 at 10:49pm

No physical addiction like with caffeine, nicotine, alcohol, etc... and you will sleep.

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@This is

Apr 3, 2020 at 11:10pm

Maybe they didn't do anything weong and the dreams are just "disruptive" because they're currently in a relarionship.
You're a paranoid "glass is half empty" guy eh?

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@@This is

Apr 4, 2020 at 12:48am

This is the way of an adulterous woman: She eats and wipes her mouth and says, 'I've done nothing wrong.

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Sleep Aids

Apr 4, 2020 at 1:50am

I’ve heard melatonin with gravol can work.
That, or NyQuil.

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Things that could help with sleep

Apr 4, 2020 at 6:07am

Limiting coffee to mornings only
Chamomile tea in the evenings
Getting enough exercise
Identifying root causes of anxiety
Making lifestyle changes to reduce stress
A diffuser with essential oils
Limiting screen time before bed
Reading a book before bed
Yin or restorative yoga
Apps like Calm or Headspace
ASMR videos on YouTube
Clean sheets
Doing things that promote a sense of safety and well-being
Releasing any people or situations that are holding you back

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Apr 4, 2020 at 9:53am

Cannabis --the indica variety--is ideal. Or maybe a really boring book!

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