So, yesterday I made an important decision to quit alcohol, because I realized I had slowly become an alcoholic, drinking daily, consuming 350ml vodka on a workday evening, finishing a whole 750ml on a weekend. So I did not drink yesterday, just water…
I tried to sleep, but nothing. I decided to slap on those 30 min sleep well audios with earphones, but I would start to doze, but snapped back to fully awake at irregular intervals. I gave up on the audio and just stared at darkness. Luckily, somewhere along the line, my brain gave up and I dozed off. This is where I had 2 parts of a dream, one kind of a funny situation, the other a very strange nightmare, I could not sleep again. Both fully detailed and full colour, you would think I’m watching a colourful movie on a 4K display. This is how they went:
Part 1- I was walking with an old friend while carrying a big bag with a lot of stuff, some old small denomination notes, and 11k of the new 1000 notes. My friend was carrying a huge wad of the old 1k notes, and was trying to tell me how he couldn’t get the new one’s because he sells cigarette packs. He was trying to ask me to change for him. I told him I didn’t have any. My bag became transparent and he saw the notes. I told him that I can’t exchange those because I will be using them tomorrow. We reached a shop manned by a girl about 7 years old. I wanted to buy cigarettes (I recently quit smoking too, away from the dream). She had only one cigarette. I took it and looked into my bag to pay for it, but loose change is gone, only the 1k notes. Mmh, how awkward to pay for one cigarette with 1k? The kid started screaming about having no change.
This changes to part 2- I looked over at the other side and saw a square well about 10 feet by 5 feet. It’s protective was about 2 feet high. There were two donkeys and a cow nearby. One donkey was staring down the well, while the other donkey and cow were grazing on opposite sides of the well, to the right and left respectively. The staring donkey jumps in. I rush to see how deep it is, and it turns out to be a whole landscape down there, complete with greenery and a river. It’s about 6 storeys down from the well edge. The donkey is lying still by the river as if dead. I remember feeling sorry for it. Then it suddenly shot across the landscape, running only with the hind legs, the front legs broken and swinging lifelessly, with the donkey shouting, “please kill me, I can’t live with broken legs!” over and over again. Down there were multiple other animals, each with a broken part of the body dangling lifelessly. Two sheep were trying to fight, each with a dangling back hoof. I looked back up, the cow had stopped grazing and it was staring at me. It had a unicorn horn. Then it tried to attack me. This is the point I woke up and noooooped out of bed. It’s 4.30am at this point and I wasn’t going to be able to sleep again.
So, my question is? Is there some medical explanation about getting nightmares while newly sober? I sleep like a baby while having taken a drink. An extensive online search got me nowhere.