Nightmares and Night Terrors

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Dreams: To Sleep, Perchance to Surf the Internet

If you've ever wondered why you dream or what your dreams mean, you’re not alone; entire schools of thought have been dedicated to exploring human psychology using the images that travel through our unconscious minds. Theories on the biological purpose of dreams, the interpretation of dream content, and the nightmares so many of us experience are some of the issues explored in this guide.

What is a Dream?

Dreams are literally thoughts, images, or emotions that occur during sleep, but why we dream and ... read more »

Dream Interpretation

Sigmund Freud and Carl Jung were two of the most influential dream interpreters. Freud’s ... read more »

Nightmares and Night Terrors

Nightmares happen to everyone. However, some are more serious than others. If you suffer from nightmares that reoccur, and are so terrifying that they prevent you from sleeping or feeling rested throughout the day, this guide can help you find respite. Use these sites to learn more about the significance of nightmares and how you can treat them at home or with professional care.

Dulcinea's Insight

  • If nightmares are taking a debilitating toll on your personal or professional life, you may suffer from “Nightmare Disorder,” a condition that may reflect psychological issues that deserve counseling.
  • Nightmares and night terrors are two different conditions. Nightmares usually happen earlier in the sleep cycle than night terrors. People tend to remember nightmares, but they usually don’t remember experiencing night terrors.

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Discussing Dreams

Part of the fun of dreaming is describing your surreal, nonsensical visions to others. The Web ... read more »

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