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Nightmares run the range of strange to unsettling to downright terrifying, often staying with us long after we have woken up. While it might be easy to write off a nightmare as something unimportant, nightmares (as well as dreams) are often windows into the subconscious mind. When nightmares become too much to handle, however, some proactive approaches are required to stop nightmares in adults. Occasional nightmares are a natural function of the brain, but if you feel like nightmares are taking over then these tips will help.
Nightmares cause physiological changes in the body that easily disturb a normal sleeping pattern.
Understanding why we need sleep and knowing the root cause of insomnia is the first step in coming to terms with and treating it.
How do we define insomnia?
Insomnia is the term used to describe a lack of quality sleep; either taking ages to get to sleep, difficulty in staying asleep or waking up too early and being unable to get back to sleep.
What are the effects of insomnia?
People who suffer from poor quality sleep tend to be irritable, inattentive, lacking energy and accident prone.They are more likely to suffer from depression, heart disease and strokes.