Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Nightmares (But Were Afraid to Ask)

Dracula…Frankenstein…Freddy Krugar…These are the things of pure nightmare fuel. Nightmares are why you wake up in the middle of the night, breathing like you just ran a marathon. Nightmares are not JUST dreams, though. If you have nightmares periodically, it can be disruptive, sure, but not necessarily a problem. But if they are recurring…well that could point to a deeper issue. So let’s talk about how nightmares occur, how they affect our sleep, and what to do if they just refuse to die!

0:00 Nightmare Fuel
1:02 The Difference Between Dreams and Nightmares
2:05 What Sleep Stage Do Nightmares Occur?
3:44 Are Nightmares Normal?
4:16 Why Do We Have Nightmares?
5:12 Nightmare Disorder
6:45 When to talk to a Doctor about Nightmares
7:35 Tips to Reduce Nightmares

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