A 38-year-old member asked:
What is the difference between a night mare and terror?
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Dr. Brad Bobrin answered
25 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: A night terror is called a parasomnia or sleep associated disorder, it is not a dream but an effect of sleep probably related to faulty or immature autoniomic and limbic arousal...In adults it could signal some other brain issue. A nightmare might signal some uncomfortable unconsious issues but are considered dreams and as such not abnormal...Unless they bug you.
Answered on Jun 18, 2015
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