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Dreams and nightmares: What are they?
Many people have the same or a similar dream many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime. Recurring dreams usually mean there is something in your life you've not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort. The dream repeats because you have not corrected the problem. Another theory is that people who experience recurring dreams have some sort of trauma in their past they are trying to deal with. In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time. Nightmares are dreams that are so distressing they usually wake us up, at least partially. Nightmares can occur at any age but are seen in children with the most frequency.
Teeth falling out? Lost in the wilderness alone? Most of us can remember at least one such dream for its vividness, resulting visceral fear and lingering discomfort. From feeling all too real to playing on our deepest fears, bad dreams can also make it harder to get back to sleep and lead to bedtime anxiety for children as well as adults. In the realm of dreams and nightmares, there remains more mystery than fact. While a few hypotheses exist, little is confirmed about why we dream , what causes specific dreams, or how it all works. However, there are some interesting theories on nightmares and recent research that offers insight and potential ways to minimize their occurrence and impact.
Discover what your nightmares mean and the reason for certain bad dreams. But can you learn anything about yourself by thinking about the themes of these sorts of dreams? If you've ever asked yourself “what do my dreams mean?.
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