Do you ever wake up in the morning emotionally and or physically fatigued after a complex dream. I am not talking nightmares just long detailed dreams that can mean you feel depressed or angry for no reason other than the dream.
When you are depressed do you dream more than usual, are your dreams different to other moods? Depressed patients recall dreams with more negative mood and emotion than a control group, also depressed people dream about more misfortunes.
A study of bipolar disorder discovered that changes from neutral or negative dreams (as in depression) towards more unusual and unrealistic dreams can predict between depressive and manic moods.
Do you ever wonder if you something really happened or you actually dreamed it?
My dreams can be so real that even when I wake in the morning I need to check that I wasn't rude to a relative. I don't like confrontation so I am always patient and kind to others, but sometimes I dream I spoke my mind and was sarcastic. In the morning I feel really guilty even when I realise it was a dream.
Feeling so weary in the morning when everyone else seems so full of energy and smiling to start the day is so frustrating. It is due to my complicated dreams that often involve physical activities including childbirth, that I would be tired in the morning. However to many others I just look lazy.
Lets have a discussion about dreams so I can understand and learn how moodscopers cope.
Have you noticed your dreams change when you are depressed or manic?
Can you relate to waking up in the morning emotionally and or physically exhausted?
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