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Usually those sporadic nights of sleep are related to some sort of discomfort such as having to urinate overly frequently, sickness, hunger, or feelings of distress. For me the wake/sleep cycles may be accompanied by dreams, but this doesn't always seem to be the case. Or at least there are times when the dreams are not remembered if they are present.
On the other hand there are some nights when the dreams seem to interrupt the sleep and I return to the same dream after the waking incident. I will awaken and ponder my dream, wondering about it, trying to work it out in my mind. I return to sleep and the dream returns. It may happen several times throughout the night. Sometimes it's like a vexing annoyance while at others it is a continuing saga of mystery and curiosity.
Those kinds of nights are usually tiring. I awaken feeling like sleeping more, but knowing that I must get up. If there were dreams during the night that I remember they might haunt me through out the day. These are undoubtedly dreams with messages. But what are they telling me?
Then again, maybe there are no messages. Perhaps the dreams are merely reflections of mental or physical states. Whatever they are, they can be sometimes extremely annoying.
What causes you to have nights of fitful sleep? Do you experience them very often? What kinds of dreams do you usually have when you have fitful nights of dreams that you remember?