Nightmares VS Night Terrors Can anyone tell me the difference? And DON'T say fucking Google. Also, I have been smoking and drinking less so my nightmares are coming back. How do I overcome the flashbacks I get all day? I know it's a dream, but they are so vivid and really stick with me. I see a person get beaten to death by a family member, or eaten slowly and hear their screams...much worse sometimes... It's hard to explain but I have seen so many deaths I should be fine with it...but I'm not. I don't want to go crazy.