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What do babies dream of that makes them cry while asleep?

What do babies dream of that makes them cry while asleep?

Unknown: Since there is no way to research this area (babies don't converse or describe events) there is no way to know. Age regression hypnosis has been able to tap that information as far back as 2 yo, when kids worry more about abandonment or getting lost than anything. Younger kids? No one knows. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more


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As a child I was molested badly and now when I sleep at night I dream of men trying to rape me. How do I get over this?

As a child I was molested badly and now when I sleep at night I dream of men trying to rape me. How do I get over this?

Possible PTSD: It sounds like something may have flared up unresolved post traumatic stress disorder from childhood. Please see a psychiatrist who can help you with the nightmares and a psychologist who can talk to you and provide therapy to deal with the traumatic issues. Best wishes. ...Read more

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My baby is 4 months and 2 weeks old and sometimes she refuses to drink her formula. She sometimes dream feeds so when she is almost asleep then she will feed. She has about 4 wet nappies a day. What can I do and should I be concerned?

My baby is 4 months and 2 weeks old and sometimes she refuses to drink her formula. She sometimes dream feeds so when she is almost asleep then she will feed. She has about 4 wet nappies a day. What can I do and should I be concerned?

Feeding: If you are starting some baby cereal and or baby solids, they often will not take as much formula as before.
As long as she urinates/stolls everyday and weight gain continues without any other symptoms, this is probably in the normal range and can be observed. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read more

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Why do people have dreams when they sleep?

Why do people have dreams when they sleep?

We don't know: It is a fascinating question and we think it may have something to do with memory consolidation, practicing in our mid things we learned earlier in the day, deleting memories we don't necessarily need. However, there is no grand, single, unified theory on this. ...Read more

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I'm experiencing more dreams while I'm in sleep! Is this normal or problem?

I'm experiencing more dreams while I'm in sleep! Is this normal or problem?

Entepr an answer sum: Not having dream is more of a problem than having it. If it is more nightmare or very real you may like to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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What stage of sleep do you start to dream?

What stage of sleep do you start to dream?

Depends: You can dream in any stage of sleep n1, n2, n3 or rem. The dreams in rem as supposed to the others are much more vivid, emotionally charged, and in technicolor. ...Read more

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Does having dreams in sleep mean you had good sleep?

Does having dreams in sleep mean you had good sleep?

Not always: Good sleep requires a variety "stages", seen on EEG; during one, we dream, tho we might forget by morning. Bad sleep disrupted by pain, drugs, snoring, etc. Is "non-restorative", but could still dream. Antihistamines (diphenhydramine) or alcohol, though causing grogginess, intereferes w/ sleep cycles = bad sleep. Problems? See provider for better medication, sleep study. See sleep specialist. ...Read more

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When I sleeping, always coming some bad dreams...

When I sleeping, always coming some bad dreams...

Bad dreams: Dreaming is one activity which can give access to repressed memories. If you work through your dreams with a professional, you might discover fears or pains which need your attention. Post traumatic stress disorder is one condition in which nightmares and flashbacks bring back the traumatic experience. Prazosin, an Alpha blocker anti hypertensive, is extremely effective in reducing nightmares. ...Read more

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Could a person sleep well without a dream everyday?

Could a person sleep well without a dream everyday?

Remember dream vs no: Dreaming occurs in a later stage of sleep called rem (rapid eye movement) sleep. The stages occur in cycles throughout the night & rem sleep begins relatively short during the first cycle & gets longer with later cycles. Remembered dreams are usually later in the night right before waking. Many people dream & do not remember the dreams partly because they are earlier. Sleep study will show stages. ...Read more

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Why do I have bad/weird dreams when I sleep on my back?

Why do I have bad/weird dreams when I sleep on my back?

Sleep: Sleeping on your back aggravates sleep related breathing disorders for example sleep apnea can increased rem sleep and disruption of rem sleep causing nightmares etc. ...Read more

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My husband cums while a sleep but says he is not dreaming?

Nocturnal emissions: Nocturnal emissions are normal, and do occur with dreams. However, it's common not to remember your dreams, especially if you don't think about them or write them down right after waking up. ...Read more

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Is dreaming a sign of a good sleep or completely the opposite?

Is dreaming a sign of a good sleep or completely the opposite?

Dreaming occurs: Nightly in all healthy individuals. Most dreams are in rapid eye movement (rem) periods that happen about every 90 minutes -- less frequent in early sleep & more frequent later in sleep. Many people don't think they have dreams because they don't remember them. Preventing or disrupting rem sleep causes a rebound increase in rem & has various pos & neg effects, including relief of depression. ...Read more

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Are my medications causing restless sleep and abnormal dreams.

Are my medications causing restless sleep and abnormal dreams.

Some drugs do that: Need more info to further advise you. What medicines prescribed or otc drugs do you take? ...Read more

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What causes dreams while sleeping? Some of my dreams feel real

What causes dreams while sleeping? Some of my dreams feel real

Complicated question: Dreaming is normal, and some say essential, for adequate rest and mental health We forget most of our dreams, and remember some. Scientists really don't understand enough of the process to do more than guess. See an interesting article about remembering dreams here: http://www. Dailymail. Co.uk/sciencetech/article-2562551/Can-YOU-remember-dreams-Researchers-uncover-people-recall-morning. Html ...Read more

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When you have vivid dreams are you still getting good quality sleep?

When you have vivid dreams are you still getting good quality sleep?

Possibly: Dreams (vivid or not) & sleep quality is complex. If dreams are not disturbing, you are sleeping well & feeling refreshed upon awakening, you likely have good sleep. If dreams are disturbing, awaken you & disrupt sleep leaving you unrefreshed upon awakening, you likely have poor sleep. Study & use sleep hygiene, lucid dreaming, & stress reduction strategies to improve sleep & well-being. ...Read more

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Can you die in your sleep if you have a dream that you are drowning?

Can you die in your sleep if you have a dream that you are drowning?

A good question: If anybody died in their sleep dreaming of drowning, they obviously didn't live to tell their dream. Practicing sleep medicine for years, I've heard many a patient complain of recurring drowning nightmares. A great number of them turned out to have sleep apnea. Conventional wisdom has been that sleep apnea is not a fatal disease but many people die in their sleep, cause unknown....... ...Read more

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I always lost sleep and deep sleep and dreams always expect doctors help?

I always lost sleep and deep sleep and dreams always expect doctors help?

May need sleep eval: Retire & rise same time each day. Keep bedroom dark & cool & use only for sex & sleep. Turn off tv. No naps. Exercise regularly but not in late evening. No caffeine for 6 hrs & no alcohol or tobacco w/i 2 hrs of sleep. Keep dinner moderate sized & finish at least 2 to 3 hrs before sleep. Can try warm milk, Chamomile tea or melatonin along w light reading, warm bath or lavender scent. ...Read more

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