Nightmares: A True Fear

Nightmares A True Fear

One of the most popular questions asked by people who suffer from nightmares is what are they and what can they do about them? First, it is important to understand what a nightmare actually is. While everyone experiences nightmares, not everyone will experience the same types of nightmares. Each individual will experience nightmares that are different in form and content. It is possible to find out what a nightmare is based on its content, but it is not possible to answer whether or not what you experience is truly a nightmare.


A nightmare is usually a story, or sometimes might look more like a video game a person play for the first time, that is disturbing and as a consequence leaves the person awake after it. Most often, nightmares involve an impending danger or some other threatening situation that the person feels unable to cope with during the actual dream. Throughout history, most such dreams have been attributed to accounts of some sort of psychological disturbance. Many adults may experience nightmares that are similar to ordinary dreams but have a sudden change of direction and end in a way that leaves the person in almost a state of shock.

Why do some dreams contain disturbing content and do others remain calm and bearable? Nightmares are triggered by the same stressors that cause regular sleep difficulties. This includes the release of stress hormones in the body at night, such as cortisol, adrenaline, and other hormones; and intense dreams or visions that are difficult to shake off in the morning. The stress that causes a nightmare can come from an ongoing problem that the dreamer may be struggling with. For instance, if the dreamer is constantly worrying about being fired from his job, the dream can be a warning that something is wrong and needs to be dealt with.

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There are many different types of nightmares, although common themes can be identified in all of them. Common themes include night terrors, nightmares about traumatic experiences, or nightmares that occur after the dreamer has woken up from a period of deep sleep. Night terrors are often confused with instances of rapid eye movement (REMS); however, they are two separate conditions. Rapid eye movement symptoms are usually caused by nightmares, which often contain distorted images that cause the vision to speed up.

What causes recurring dreams? Residual dreaming is when a dreamer has a memory of a previous dream, but does not remember the entire dream when they wake up. They can also experience these types of nightmares several times in a row. Some researchers believe that recurring dreams and nightmares are signs of a person’s subconscious needs and desires.

How should a person deal with nightmares? Many people have nightmares because they are too scared to go on with their lives and dreams. In order to reduce your fear and get over a bad dream, you must distract yourself from the fear and focus on something else. You can then work on confronting the fear and finally deal with the nightmares that come with it.

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3 Responses

  1. Our brain is able to process images stored during the day and transform them into suggestions at night: so, in addition to beautiful dreams, we can also have nightmares, terrifying visions of our house flooding, of the kitchen that catches fire, of something terrible that happens to someone we love.

  2. Anxiety and stress not only have the power to ruin our life during the day, they are also bad for our nightlife.

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