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Why do we get nightmares? By:Emma Sutton
Transcript of Why do we get nightmares? By:Emma Sutton
Who has them?
If you're a sensitive,creative,or imaginative person, you're more likely to get nightmares.
Anyone can get a nightmare whether you're a child or an adult.
You'd think that adults would have more nightmares than children,but it's the other way around. Studies show that children between ages 3-4 and 7-8 have nightmares as part of development.
What can be in them?
How can you prevent them?
Get into a healthy sleep routine.
Sleep with a stuffed toy or favorite blanket.
Use a nightlight
Keep your door open.
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What is a nightmare?
Nightmare-a frightening or unpleasant dream
Nightmares are a subcategory of dreams.
Usually, you remember a nightmare more vividly than normal dreams.
Nightmares are a way to relieve pressures of the day.
Nightmares occur during REM(rapid eye movement)
Vivid nightmares occur in the early morning when the longest period of REM occurs.
When do we get them?
Any of your fears can be in your nightmares.
If you've gone into combat in the past,you could have a nightmare about that.
Basically, anything that you're scared of could show up.
What Are Nightmares
You can feel any of the following feelings when having a nightmare-
The most common emotion is fear and anxiety.