A 47-year-old female asked:
how important are dreams /nightmares important in mental or overall health. do they really play any part at all ?
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Important: Poor sleep is not good for us. Nightmares can disturb sleep. Frequent bad dreams can indicate problems that need to be addressed during the day. There is a lot of woo-woo about what exactly dreams can tell us but basically chaotic sleep can reflect chaos awake. So frequent bad dreams should indicate the need to reassess what's going on in your life, changing what you can, if can't get some help
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Are there drugs for ptsd that will help with the nightmares?
4 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 26 years experience
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A 41-year-old member asked:
My nightmares are getting more severe and frequent, is something wrong or will I grow out of it?
2 doctor answers • 3 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 43 years experience
? Sleep disorder: Depends on your overall health, medications you are taking, stress in your life, relatinships, what has gone on in your life in the past and use of drugs and alcohol. I would start with my pcp and then see if other physicians are necessary to be seen such as a sleep doctor, psychiatrist, neurologist or other specialist. Lots of factors to consider.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Is there anything I can do to stop having terrible nightmares?
3 doctor answers • 14 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 12 years experience
Medication Option: I hope that you get psychologically minded options offered here as well, but i did want to offer that there is a medication, originally developed as a treatment for high blood pressure, which has been shown in multiple studies to reduce nightmares in people with post-traumatic stress disorder. A psychiatrist could evaluate your situation and determine if this option is appropriate for you.
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A 39-year-old member asked:
Can I stop myself from having a nightmares and waking him up?
1 doctor answer • 3 doctors weighed in
Rheumatology 55 years experience
Yes: You need an evaluation, sleep study and psychiatric evaluation will help clarify this question.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
What could be a cause of constant nightmares?
3 doctor answers • 12 doctors weighed in
Psychiatry 42 years experience
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