Student Nightmares Scarier Than Halloween

Student Nightmares

Students have to sacrifice a lot of sleep, so it’s not fair that when you finally get a few hours of rest you’re plagued by nightmares – the kind you can easily trace back to stress and anxiety about your classes. The worst part about these in-school dreams is that they can continue long after you’ve graduated, and 10 years later you may still be dreaming that it’s final exam day and you haven’t been to class all year!

Because it’s October and Halloween is here, Forward Thinking asked Ashford University students to recall their scariest nightmares. Here are some of the responses from the University’s Facebook page:

Kory R.:‪ “Dreamt I had not finished college at 60 yrs old. Woke up very alarmed and in need of a reality check‬.”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Melissa W.:‪ “I had a dream that I was sent back to high school because I was missing credits. I woke up so stressed out and trying to figure out what was real and what wasn't.‬”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

James G.‪: “Got to graduation without my cap and gown on top of not having my name called‬.”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Staci R.:‪ “My repetitive school nightmare was showing up to elementary school in my underwear‬.”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Nyki W.:‪ “I was scared that my final grade was going to be below a 70% and I wouldn't pass my last math class, but I did!!‬”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Princess M.:‪ “I had a dream I failed my capstone when I was completing the Bachelor’s program. Thank God it was only a dream. I graduated on October 4, 2015 with honors CUM LAUDE! I'm currently working on my Master’s in psychology with Ashford University! Go Saints!!!‬”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Tonya T.:‪ “I've had a recurring nightmare where I had to go back to high school, because the school realized, 24 years after I graduated, that I had not taken a required math class.‬”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Chantel M.: “Went to school with no clothes on‬.”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Ayysleth D.:‪ “I had nightmares about being Friday and completely missing the posting of my discussions!‬”‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Having school-related nightmares is common and can happen at any stage in life. A quick Google search turned up some resources that might help you figure out what your dreams mean:


Written by Jason R. Latham, Content Manager for Bridgepoint Education.

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