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All about nightmares – 1 January 16, 2009

Posted by paripl110707 in Distressing Emotions, Disturbing emotion, High Fever, Illness, Sleepwalker, Stressful Event, Traumatic Event, Unpleasant Emotion.

Good morning everybody.  All of us experience a dream.  Sometime, someone who experienced that don’t wake up anymore.  That would be a bad one.  Let me tell you what I have read.  You might dreamed the same thing like this.

Last night, I had a nightmare. I was walking when I got caught in a gang fight. One gang member tried to run me over with his car. I was thrown into the air when the car hit me. I landed on the car’s trunk and ended up on the street, but was unhurt. Then I woke up, horrified. What is a nightmare? Can it kill? How do you get rid of them?

A nightmare is merely a dream that evokes a strong unpleasant emotion. The usual disturbing emotions felt by dreamers in a nightmare are those of fear and anxiety, as in your case, but other distressing emotions such as anger, guilt, or sadness can also be experienced. Typically, in a nightmare, the sleeper wakens in a state of distress.

Nightmares are more common among children, especially between 3- and 8-year-olds, but about 50% of adults experience them occasionally.

Some nightmares are related to physical conditions such as a high fever or an illness; some are caused by certain drugs, but many occur after a psychologically stressful or traumatic event such as change of job, divorce, or marital separation, death of a loved one, or an accident. The last category also includes the nightmares that haunt war veterans, which like many other nightmares occur over and over with the subject of the dreams directly related to the traumatic event. There are, however, people who experience nightmares without any apparent precipitating factor.

Ref: dailyinquirer


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