Although both nightmares and night terrors are both scary occurrences, they should not be confused with one another. Night terrors and nightmares happen during different phases of our sleep cycle and show different symptoms. Let’s take a deeper look into the differences between nightmares and night terrors.
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REM Behavior Disorder and Its Symptoms
Have you ever had a dream in which you were physically fighting with someone or something else? Usually when we have dreams like this, our bodies remain still even though we have a mental image of us being physically active. Those who suffer from REM Behavior Disorder may not experience this kind of dream the same way though.
Causes of Nightmares and How to Alleviate Them
A bad dream is a nightmare. Whether you can remember it or not, everyone dreams while sleeping. It is more common to remember a nightmare or bad dream than a normal dream because a nightmare may startle you awake. Dreams are made up of emotions, thoughts and images and occur during the last stage of sleep, REM (Rapid Eye Movement). The REM stage tends to become longer as the night progresses, and many people seem to experience nightmares closer to morning. Although there is no cure-all for nightmares and bad dreams, we do have a better understanding as to what causes them and how we can alleviate them.
The Benefits of a Memory Foam Mattress
Have you ever woken up wishing that you could go back to sleep, but dragged yourself out of bed to make it to work? This kind of morning is strenuous for most who have experienced it, and can severely alter a person’s mood. Being sluggish and stressed first thing in the morning is never a good way to start the day. We are most productive when our bodies are relaxed and our minds are eased. But how do we achieve this feeling of relaxation? The answer is hidden beneath your sheets…