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Blocking Out Dreams Doesn't Solve the Problem

  • anonymous Asks ...
    anonymous

    Is there any type of safe pill I can take that will keep me from dreaming at night? I do not want to get addicted to anything.

  • Dr. Shirley Schaye Says ...
    Dr. Shirley Schaye

    I do not know of any pill but I should say that I am not a medical doctor so cannot give you an answer to this question. Perhaps someone who is a medical doctor would be able to answer this question.

    However, before I bow out I would like to ask you why you don't want to dream at night? Dreaming is a natural phase of sleep. If you are having dreams that you find disturbing there  are people who are trained to help you with them. A psychoanalyst can certainly help you with your dreams. I am a psychoanalyst and Dream Interpretation is a big part of our training. If it is disturbing dreams that you are having blocking them out with a pill won't resolve the root of the problem.

    So I hope you think through your question again and find the right source for the answer you are seeking.

    Dr. Shirley Schaye

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