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Nightmares



Nightmares are scary or disturbing dreams and can range in their effects from in-the-moment discomfort to long-term insomnia and difficulty with daily function. Nightmares are most common in children; however, adults may also suffer from nightmares. Recurring or intense nightmares are frequently associated with post-traumatic stress or other unprocessed traumas, and there are many therapies and practices that are aimed at reducing their frequency and intensity, from guided visualizations to aromatherapy to brainspotting.

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Most Common Nightmares and What They Mean?

DID YOU HAVE THESE AND DO YOU KNOW WHAT THEY MEAN? What are some of the most common nightmares? What are they are trying to tell you?

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The Nightmare Encyclopedia

We spend a third of our lives sleeping, with much of the night filled with dreams. Peculiarly vivid, disturbing dreams leave behind impressions that are hard to dismiss.

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When Should You See a Doctor About Nightmares?

Every few months, I have a nightmare that jolts me out of sleep. I’m usually breathing heavily, covered in sweat, and convinced that I really was just racing through a post-apocalyptic landscape, or battling a shark, or trying to scream for help in a burning house.

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Inside the Nightmare: Sleep Paralysis

While you dream, your body is temporarily paralyzed. This stops you from acting out your dreams and potentially injuring yourself. But sometimes this inability to move persists even after you've woken up, giving rise to the terrible nightmares of sleep paralysis.

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The Nocturnal Brain: Nightmares, Neuroscience, and the Secret World of Sleep

For Dr. Guy Leschziner’s patients, there is no rest for the weary in mind and body. Insomnia, narcolepsy, night terrors, apnea, and sleepwalking are just a sampling of conditions afflicting sufferers who cannot sleep―and their experiences in trying are the stuff of nightmares.

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Getting Rid of Repeating Nightmares: A Simple, Potent, New Recipe

One of the most dramatic, butt-kicking examples of an effective new treatment tool for posttraumatic stress is a simple protocol called Nightmare Reprocessing, devised by two V.A. psychologists.

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TEDxsandiego 2011 - Charlie Morley - Lucid Dreaming, Embracing Nightmares

Charlie Morley is a Lucid Dreaming teacher and practitioner of Tibetan Buddhism specializing in the use of both Western scientific and Tibetan Buddhist dream practices with the aims of bringing mindful awareness into all stages of dream, sleep and waking life.

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The Nightmare Dictionary: Discover What Causes Nightmares and What Your Bad Dreams Mean

Whether you’re spitting out teeth, plummeting from a ten-story building, or standing in a public place completely naked, nightmares always leave you in a cold sweat, wondering what just happened and what it all means. The Nightmare Dictionary helps you unlock the mystery behind your bad dreams.

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What Is Nightmare Disorder? (Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Prevention)

What is Nightmare Disorder? Nightmare Disorder is also called parasomnia. Which is a condition in which a person experiences frequent vivid nightmares. Each person goes through about 4 to 6 sleep cycles each night. As we continue sleeping the length of REM sleep increases, per cycle.

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Dreamcatching : Every Parent's Guide to Exploring and Understanding Children's Dreams and Nightmares

Explains how children's dreams can reveal the hopes and fears they are unable to express, and tells how parents can use their children's dreams to nurture their creative and problem-solving abilities

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