Sleep is essential and needed by everyone, but many Narcissists can find sleep very stressful as their dreams can be very disturbing. But before I get into that I want to quickly address the different sleep patterns. Firstly, there are those Narcissists who struggle to fall asleep as they are kept awake worrying, over-thinking, scheming or indulging in their obsessions/addictions. Then there are those who manage to sleep well at night, as they feel like they are in sufficient control of their lives and the people around them. Don’t get me wrong: they are by no means satisfied or no longer without fear but control helps to abate some of that fear. For more on what keeps a Narcissist awake at night please see the video below:
When it comes to their dreams, Narcissists’ dreams are packed with as much excitement as their lives, when they are awake. And it has a lot to do with the fact that Narcissists are PARANOID. Their Paranoia affects every area of their life including their dreams.
Therefore suffering from Paranoia means, there is bound to be an elevated, constant level of fear that has no substance in reality. They are also bound to be very defensive and distrusting of everyone around them. This is one of the reasons why they hate people and view everyone as competition.
But this Paranoia also transfers over into their sleep. Their dreams mirror the thoughts that are running through their subconscious, day in and day out. As a result, Narcissists tend to have a lot of nightmares where they are being chased or attacked by a foreign entity/entities or people they know. They may also dream about their spouse or partner cheating on them or being taken advantaged of in some way. As a result, the fear of being cheated on, attacked or abused never subsides. Therefore, Narcissists cannot escape this prevailing feeling of expected doom or dread.
Some of their dreams are blatant spiritual attacks where a demonic entity is trying to hurt them. In these instances, the Narcissist would scream or be very restless in their sleep. Sometimes mumbling or trying to fight off something. Unfortunately, for the Narcissist, the demon that they host hates them and wants to destroy them. And when they sleep, the entity seems to have more control. Also, depending on how bad things can get, the Narcissist would dread going to sleep or would be terrified of the thought of sleeping alone.
But to conclude, these nightmares are a norm to the Narcissist and they probably think everyone else has these types of dreams, as often as they do. So although, these dreams can be a very frightening, regular occurrence they do not give a second thought to the possibility that something is not right. And like everything else negative, they would prefer to pretend that this is not the case and just secretly carry on fearing what is waiting for them when they fall asleep.
Narcissists have no peace when they are awake or when they are asleep. They are tormented souls! Narcissists live in fear and will die in fear if their mental and spiritual health is not addressed.