5 Interesting Facts about Nightmare

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When going off to sleep, of course you want a fresh body condition when you wake up in the morning. But sometimes a person will be disturbed by nightmares. Why do some people have nightmares while some others do not?

The researchers conducted a study to know the facts behind the emergence of nightmares that disturb your night's sleep.
Here are 5 things about what happened in a dream as reported by msnbc, among others:

1. Why do we dream

Scientists have long wondered why someone could dream of. Scientist Sigmund Freud stated that dreams are just a side effect of rapid eye movement sleep.

A Harvard psychologist Deirdre Barrett called another opinion, that dream is a visualization of the things you do throughout the day and his research published in 2010 in a meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston.

2. Sleeping too late, causing nightmare

The study, published in 2011 in the journal Sleep and Biological Rhythms, revealed that people who stay up too late are more likely to have nightmares than those who sleep early.

Researchers suspect that stress hormone cortisol, which increased due to stay up too late can trigger nightmares.

3. Men and women dream differently

In contrast to the many men dream about sex, women are more likely to have nightmares of his experience. It is based on research reported in 2009 by psychologist Jennie Parker of the University of the West of England.

Nightmare experienced by women can be grouped into three categories: nightmares like being chased or life threatened, dreaming losing a loved one, or a confused dream.

4. You can control the dream

Research in 2008 by Jayne Gackenbach, a psychologist at Grant MacEwan University, Canada, shows that one can control the dream by playing video games.

By playing games will help to control or change the horrible nightmares into pleasant dreams.

5. Nightmares affect your health

As if the nightmare was not bad enough for you, sleep disorders can lead to violence, kicking and screaming.

Dreaming about violence may be an early sign of brain disorders, including Parkinson's disease and dementia, according to a study published online on July 28, 2010 in the journal Neurology.

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