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Nightmare vs. Night Terror
Why Do We Have Recurring Nightmares?
Everyone has a bad dream once in a while. But having the same one over and over may signal that something specific is missing in your daily life, new research suggests. Men and women in the study who felt frustrated and incompetent during the day were more likely to have recurrent bad dreams at night than those who felt satisfied and in control. Other research has suggested that positive or negative emotions carry over into dreams, and that bad dreams may represent the leftover parts of poorly processed experiences, the authors wrote in their study published in the journal Motivation and Emotion. Less is known about the role of social and environmental cues—how people relate to themselves and those around them—in shaping dreams.
Many people have the same or a similar dream many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime., This is why dreams can be intense.
In fact, you can probably still remember your worst bad dream. What is a nightmare? Nightmares, or bad dreams, are a type of dream that causes you to feel anxiety, fear or terror. Typically, a person will wake up during or just after having a nightmare and he or she will be able to remember all or part of the bad dream clearly. Both nightmares and dreams occur during the REM rapid eye movement cycle of sleep. People spend about 2 hours dreaming every night.