Facts About Nightmares

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Definition

A nightmare is a dream that occurs during sleep that brings out strong feelings of fear, terror, distress, or anxiety. Nightmares usually happen in the second part of the night and wake up the sleeper, who is able to remember the content of the dream.

See also:

  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Night terror
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Sleep disorders

Alternative Names

Dreams - bad; Bad dreams


Considerations

Nightmares tend to be more common among children and become less frequent toward...

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