I think I've mentioned it before, but in general I've been experiencing an uptick in dreams the past year or so. In the past, I almost never dreamed unless I was lightly dozing, that sort of in between state sort of like when you're trying to eek out that little bit more of sleep before having to get up for the day. Now, I find that I dream more often and it seems to take place in the middle of the night. As for the content, I've definitely started having more 'stress' dreams. I dunno if they qualify as nightmares exactly, but they're usually not pleasant in some fashion. Hell, I don't know if I've even had a 'good' dream in the past year or two. I never seem to get those idylic sort of ones that people often talk about where they win the lottery or get to boink the star of their dreams. In fact, the nearest thing I've had to a positive dream in the recent past is a train wreck where I was stuck with Danny Bonaduce in a Walmart cafeteria. He was kicking the crap out of people or something and, as I recall, there was a very good potato soup available.
Sometimes, you just can't help but wonder what the damn point of it all is.