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What causes nightmares and what can i do to stop them from occuring?

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Dr. Rudolf Brutoco
Child Psychiatry 44 years experience
Many factors: Nightmares are both common & normal. We seem to notice & recall unpleasant dreams much more than pleasant ones. They may arise from fear, stress, pain, discomfort, etc, but they don't necessarily represent real life psych dysfunction. Good, deep, regular sleep is your best protection-& that's a huge topic in itself. How you end your day, & how you live your day, are big factors too.

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A 44-year-old female asked:

Are my nightmares being caused by my depression and us there anything I can do to stop them?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Nightmares can: occur with depression. See that you also have high blood pressure. Consider discussing prazosin/ minipress with your physician. It has been used off-label to help with nightmares and sleep. Take care.

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