Anyone else gone through a stage where you have bad dreams. Every night for over a week I've had really depressing dreams that make me feel like shit. They aren't scary just really depressing like my family is in a war zone and I'm trying to protect them.
I've a few things going off in life which aren't terrible but not great. I try to watch funny or relaxing stuff.
I usually have one of the same 3 nightmares. I don't really mind them because by now I know Im dreaming pretty much immediately and I just ride them out and wait for a nicer dream induced lucid dreaming a few times was pretty cool.
As soon as you realise its a dream try to stay in it maybe you could lucid dream a positive outcome
I can't tell you why you're having these dreams, but it's possible there's a past trauma you haven't dealt with, or you have current mental health problem, maybe both. It's not normal to have constant nightmares that disturb you to such as extent it takes you almost half an hour to calm down.
You'd need to speak to a psychotherapist.
Dreams are like real life. You like dreams when it's good to you and hate dreams that are bad and negative. So you try to escape bad dreams and always want good dreams. Nature tells us you won't always have good dreams.
This is actually the umiak stages of lucid dreaming wherein you have toe excise your will in the dream state and by practice and meditation you can actually act in your dreams and that in turn will allow you to change the course of the dream to favour you.