The Looping DreamThe looping dream is where you dream one dream for what seems like theentire night - and wake up constantly, only to fall back asleep into the samedream. Unlike that really good dream that you get woken out of and tryunsuccessfully to get back into, this is a dream that you want to escape butyou just cant. You may not necessarily have trouble getting back to sleep,but your quality of sleep suffers because you fall in and out of sleep andwhile youre sleeping, youre trying to wake up out of the dream.Normally, this repeating dream iscaused by your not being able toclear your mind (one of the pointsmentioned in my ebook 39 Ways toGuarantee your ZZZs) before bed.Or it may be something trivial thatyou may have heard or talked aboutduring the day.The problem with the loopingdream is that it causes you torepeatedly wake up during thenight and severely affects thequality of your sleep.So, what should you do if you are experiencing the looping dream? Get outof bed. You need to disassociate yourself with the environment where youare experiencing the looping dream. Just moving to the couch or sofashould be enough to snap you out of the cycle.
Not being able to get to sleep at night can be a horrible experience - at night as well as throughout the following day. But it doesnt have to be that way - sometimes all it takes is a few lifestyle adjustments. Learn what you need to know to instantly fall asleep each night in the sleep ebook, Get to Sleep Now! 39 Ways to Guarantee Your ZZZs.And when you move to the couch and try to fall back asleep, make sure thatyou think about something entirely different before drifting off to sleep. Ifyou are on the sofa, its possible that there will be some sounds that youllbe able to hear throughout the house. It may help to focus - ever so intently- on these sounds. Focus to the point that you are concentrating on onesound alone. If you concentrate on that one sound, youll force your mindto block out all other thoughts and that, coupled with your new sleepenvironment, should allow you to drift back to sleep without ending up inthe same looping dream. Related Articles Why We Sleep What is Insomnia? What is Sleep Apnea? What is Narcolepsy? Circadian Rhythms