I used to think we had a thread about this subject... I'm NOT talking about the "I Had the Strangest Dream Last Night and You Were in It Thread", where we discuss specific dreams we have where some of our MC buddies are in it. I'm talking about the subject of dreams, sleeping habits, etc. I bring this up, because I've always been interesting in the subject of dreams; I remember during the four weeks of regular high school I attended before I dropped out (not really, lol), I read about dreams in my Psychology/Sociology course, and one of the things I remember from my text that has stuck with me all these years is that there are two things that make up our dreams the most: our biggest wishes, and our biggest fears. I can safely share I've had my share of dreams like that. I also bring this thread up because I was intriqued by heralde saying a great day usually ends with her having nightmares that night. However, my dreams are always VERY peculiar: I have my dreams divided into three categories, and divided on least common, to most common... Inspirational and creative. I don't have these dreams very often, but when I do, I cherish them, because it's dreams like these where I find that most of my best ideas for just about anything come from. Some of these dreams have given me ideas for fanfics, one of these dreams gave me an idea for one of my puppet sitcom developments, one dream I had gave me an entire song to write for one of my puppets (though it was actually Alan Alda who sang it in the dream for some reason, lol). Crazy and trippy. These dreams... I don't even really know how to describe these, other than like being whisked away into the world of Sid & Marty Krofft... everything is bright, vivid, and colorful... but it's all unusual, warped, and just plain weird, like being in a Krofft show... I don't really know how these dreams come about, but some have pointed out that I seem to have these dreams whenever I've engrossed in a creative endevour I'm working, which kind of makes sense: I work with puppets, and the Kroffts were known for their weird puppety worlds, so yeah. One of my favorite dreams I had like this, however, was rather than being in a Krofft-like world, I was in Dinohattan (from the Super Mario Bros. movie)... that was so cool, lol. Very disturbing/bordering on nightmare. I would clump my recurring "Hogan" nightmares in here... these dreams are the hardest to describe (and luckily, the hardest to remember the next morning), but they're the dreams I have the most, and they really have been taking their toll on me, simply because they are SOOO creepy and disturbing. I'm going to say I've had these kind of dreams on an almost every night basis for the past few months or so. There are also dreams I have that are specific in parts of my daily life: back when I first became a puppeteer, I would have nightmares the night before I have to do a performance with Steve, usually either about being extremely late, or doing a lousy job, thus ruining shows and whatnot... but luckily, that's never been the case. I've also had specific dreams that involve my... unusual "love life", and they fall into both of those categories I mentioned reading in text: biggest wishes and biggest fears. Now then, people always talk about taking certain measures to try to help you have pleasant dreams when you sleep at night, but a lot of them are easier said than done; one of which is simply "think happy thoughts"... well, it's not exactly easy to force yourself to think certain thoughts when your mind tends to wander. One thing that actually helps me, and I'm sure it would as well for fellow MCers is watching SST before bed, particularly Old School SST: this past summer was SO freakishly h e l lish hot that I was constantly watching CEOSST to muttle through, and that was pleasant before bedtime, and I've also mentioned that a guilty pleasure of mine is watching the "Bedtime Stories and Songs" VHS before bed some nights, and that helps as well. Perhaps, I should actually practice this more often to help, because quite often, I'm sick of having disturbing dreams every night. What kind of dreams do you have, how often do you have them, what do you think triggers them, and what do you do to try and control your dreams?