Do you have trouble sleeping at night? Do really bad nightmares wake you up?
A Japanese grandmother would say that you need a BAKU talisman by your bed. When you wake, repeat this phrase three times: “Baku-san, come eat my dream. Baku-san, come eat my dream. Baku-san, come eat my dream.” The BAKU will then enter your room and eat the bad dream. Then you will be able to drift off and awake the next morning after a peaceful sleep.
Just make sure that it was really a bad dream. Should the BAKU still be hungry after eating your nightmare, it might keep munching and eat some of your good dreams and hopes too! In that case, you might end up living an empty and unfulfilled life.