Causes And Overcomes Frequent Nightmares?
,I want to ask. I often have nightmares relating to friends or family. The dream made me anxious or traumatized. dreams can happen 2x in a day. For example, I went to bed at 9 at night woke up at 12 at night when I woke up I had a nightmare, then I slept at 4 my body woke up at 7 am and even then I had a second nightmare. A solution please
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Nightmares can be experienced by anyone, especially children. Often, this nightmare will reduce the quality of sleep, thus making you often wake up and find it difficult to fall back asleep. As long as this nightmare does not have a significant impact on your daily activities, often this condition is not dangerous. However, if your nightmares repeat very often, and make you feel very burdened, experience palpitations, shortness of breath, excessive fear or anxiety, and the quality and quantity of your sleep decreases dramatically, it could be that you experience nightmare disorders (parasomnia, nightmare disorder).
The exact cause of the emergence of nightmare disorders is actually not yet known. However, excessive stress or anxiety, trauma, lack of sleep, drug side effects, alcohol abuse and illegal drugs, often seeing scary things (like reading a book or watching a horror movie), or also other medical disorders, such as mental disorders, heart disease, cancer, etc., are thought to be closely related to this disorder.
Our advice, you consult directly with your doctor or psychiatric specialist in order to be evaluated more deeply the possible causes of your complaint. That way, the doctor can certainly give you optimal treatment in accordance with the underlying cause. Like what later treatment will be given by doctors can vary, ranging from drug administration, excessive stress or anxiety therapy, and so on. The following natural steps you can also live at home:
Regularly do relaxation and devoted meditation before going to sleep, for example by breathing exercises, yoga, reading books, soaking in warm water
Not thinking about the problem is too complicated
Don't stress or worry too much
Do not consume alcohol, drugs, and also stay away from cigarettes
Keep yourself busy with productive activities
Hope this helps ...