Have you ever had a nightmare? Most likely we all would have to answer "Yes" to that question. A nightmare can be explained as a bad dream that causes feelings of fear and dread. Negative feelings brought on by emotions are what make you wake during, or after, a nightmare. Some people suffer from regular nightmares. This can cause sleep deprivation, as the thought of going to sleep only to be frightened by terrible dreams may keep the victim awake at night.
There are several causes for bad dreams. When nightmares occur on a regular basis, they are often caused by serious psychological issues, and professional help may be needed. However, the occasional nightmare may have several different causes. Anxiety and stress frequently cause nightmares. That is why it is important to make sure to try your best to clear your mind and relax as much as possible before going to bed at night. A comfortable bed, and pillow can work wonders! Nightmares brought on by anxiety and stress can cause more anxiety and stress, which can eventually create a cycle of recurrent nightmares. On average, aduts experience nightmares at least once a month,with only around 1% sufferning from more frequent nightmares.
If you fall into that 1%, it is strongly recommmended that you seek professional help. Diagnosis and treatment may be difficult. However, persistent nightmares can have devastating effects on your overall quality of life. Mild cases of recurrent nightmares may be helped with yoga or meditation. Exercise may be beneficial as well. If your case is more serious, you may have to resort to therapy. Over time, your therapist will be able to help you to rid yourself of those pesky bad dreams so that you are able to get a good night's sleep! Do you suffer from nightmares?