by Gena Kaufman
Getty Images Do you ever have periods in your life when you seem to be experiencing a lot of bad dreams? It can really make you feel awful when you wake from one! But interestingly, there could be a way to influence what you're dreaming of. I spoke with Dr. Angel Morgan, a sleep and dream expert for DreamsCloud about the method of self-reflection in examining your dreams to get to know yourself better.
All dreams are healthy, says Dr. Morgan, because they reveal our emotions and show us issues that need to be dealt with in our lives. She doesn't suggest avoiding bad dreams altogether, but facing them head on by writing them down and thinking about them. However, if you're having an unpleasant dream that you want to stop, there is a 3-step plan she recommends for dealing with the situation. The example we'll work with? A Smitten appropriate situation: Having a bad dream about your ex.
Using the self-reflection model