How to escape from a nightmare?
Terrible dreams are usually a series of frightening images,ideas, emotions, and sensations that spontaneously and uncontrollably occur during sleep. A person may experience sadness, anger, guilt, and more often fear and anxiety. Scientists have calculated that about 75% of all dreams cause these or those negative emotions.
Scenes of nightmares are various - from them you can make a whole - but there are some common themes. Perhaps the most archetypal nightmare is one in which a person runs away from someone and hides. Other common themes are the fall or rethinking of reality events. By itself, a nightmare, like any harmless sleep, can last up to about 20 minutes. But terrible dreams tend to be very realistic and the impressions from them sometimes do not allow them to fall asleep until the morning.
Is it bad without good?
Most scientists believe that nightmares -it is the epiphenomenon of consciousness and sleep, and that there is no use from them. However, some psychologists believe that terrible dreams are a kind of "threat simulators" that prepare people for the dangers of the real world. It is assumed that if a person has passed this or that danger in a dream, then in reality he is not so lost.
What can provoke nightmares?
While the exact mechanics of the appearance of terrible dreams are not yet known to mankind. It is assumed that they can be caused by both emotional and physiological factors.
It is noticed that during a period of illness the probability of seeing a dream in a dream increases.
People who are worried about post traumatic stress disordersleep apnea and restless leg syndrome, as well as those who take antidepressants and medications that stabilize the pressure, somewhat increase their chances of seeing an unpleasant dream. And, finally, lovers of eating before bed also fall into the risk group.
Not the best way to sleep affect the day's stress: a change of work, moving, wedding, pregnancy, financial problems, loss of a loved one, a serious accident or other emotions
Not surprisingly, nightmares often bother physicians, veterans of wars, police workers and the fire department.
How to deal with nightmares?
- Try to go to bed and get up at the same time.
- Daily exercise often helps people sleep, although training before bedtime can have a negative impact. Ideally, they will finish them a few hours before bedtime.
- Avoid caffeine (including carbonated drinks), smoking and alcohol.
- Try to relax before going to bed. Make a warm bath, reading or other pacifying exercise with your evening ritual.
- Sleep until dawn or turn on a bright light when you wake up.
- Do not just lie in bed, if you can not fall asleep. Try reading or watching TV until you feel tired. Naturally, "horror movies" are not suitable for this.
- Take care that the bedroom is not too hot or cold.
- Do not go to bed in a bad mood.
- Do not eat before going to bed, especially meat and cheeses.
- Spend more time in nature, at least in the park
- Do not sleep on your back. This can cause a special kind of nightmare, known as sleepy paralysis.
- Keep a diary of dreams. Try to come up with a happy ending for every nasty sleep.
- Studies show that pleasant odors have a positive effect on dreams. Try using fresh flowers or aromatic oils.
- Try to solve family troubles. This will help relevant articles on the psychology of relations, for example, .
Those who feel problems with falling asleep every night and fatigue the next day, you should see a doctor. Most sleep disorders can and should be treated.