Why Do We Have Nightmares?

Adults have nightmares less often than they did when they were children. When waking up, adults feel confused for a short time before realising that everything was a dream. There are four theories that could explain adult nightmares.

Alcohol – People who fall asleep after drinking large amounts of alcohol can experience really unpleasant dreams. If you are part of the group of people who want to give up alcohol and you are in a period of withdrawal, you will not get rid of nightmares.

Phobias / Fears – Fear of water, phobia of insects and fear of reptiles, are fears / phobias stored in the subconscious where they come to the surface during sleep. If these fears or phobias affect your life, maybe you should go to see a psychotherapist.

Medication or illness РI do not know if you noticed, but when you have  fever you tend to have really dreadful dreams. Certain drugs also induce more intense dreams.

Stress and anxiety – lethal twins – Stress is part of our everyday life. From the moment we wake up until we fall asleep and beyond sleep. Because of the stress, many dreams become much more vivid and alarming. All the unfortunate things you are going through, from a break-up, to a presentation that did not go well, to a tragic event (accident, the death of someone dear), all of these things become the basis of scenarios for your next nightmares. Try to get rid of stress by practicing yoga, meditation or spa. Solve your problems one by one and do not wait for the last moment.

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