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What causes nightmares?

What causes nightmares?

Nightmares = dreams: Ightmares are simply dreams. In the theoretical aveerage person who sleeps 8 hrs a night you have 4 rem or sleep cycles. Rem or rapid eye movement is the deepest stage of sleep when we dream. Although each cycle is about the same we spend more time in rem in the last two cycles so we often rembers dreams or nightmares from the early morning. It is not clear why we dream any specific topic. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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What can it mean if a man "always" has nightmares?

What can it mean if a man "always" has nightmares?

See a psychiatrist: I would recommend that you start off by seeing a psychiatrist. Prazosin isa medication that can often suppresses nightmares. If you are unsuccessful there however then i would proceed to seeing a sleep specialist to rule out sleep apnea and other sleep related causes of dream anxiety disorder or nightmare disorder.Ptsd also needs to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Nightmares for 18mths, being treated with ssri but no help for nightmares any ideas? Good sleep hygiene already.

See below: Keep a diary by your bedside and when have a chance record your dreams, or if you can't remember your dreams the feelings that you woke up with. There're most likely will be patterns. Keep a diary of things that happen to you during the day. Your dreams might correlate with the events in your life. Address it with a professional to tackle your nightmares along with medications for best results. ...Read more

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Is there anything I can do to stop having terrible nightmares?

Is there anything I can do to stop having terrible nightmares?

Depends: The treatment for the nightmares depends on the cause of the nightmares. They may be simply caused by bad food at night, or can be a symptom of ptsd or even bipolar disorder. In the case of ptsd, psychotherapy works best, especially some called cbt/ exposure therapy. Certain blood pressure medicines work well to. In the case of bipolar disorder, antipsychotics can help. ...Read more

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What should I do about nightmares? Is there a medical or OTC treatment?

What should I do about nightmares?  Is there a medical or OTC treatment?

Yes: See a sleep specialist. Nightmares occur in rem sleep and can be suppressed by serotonin antidepressants. Night terrors occur in stage 4 sleep and are not recalled. They are better suppressed by tricyclic antidepressants or benzos. ...Read more

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Are there any effective cures for nightmares?

Yes: Nightmares usually are manifestations of other problems that needs exploration. They also can be the result of medication side effects, some sleep aides lead to increased dream activity. Prazocin is used to suppress dreams and nightmares, we use it in cases of anxiety and ptsd. ...Read more

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Docs can you explain, is there a way to get rid of nightmares?

Docs can you explain, is there a way to get rid of nightmares?

Nightmares: Imagery rehearsal treatment is a promising form of cbt for recurrent nightmares. It helps sufferers change their nightmares by rehearsing how they would like them to play themselves out while they are awake. Minipress (prazosin) blocks nightmares. You should see a sleep disorder specialist and make sure there are no medications or an underlying sleep disorder that is causing the problem.Antidepressants, beta blockers, narcotics are the most likely to cause nightmares. ...Read more

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I am having nightmares. Is it a reaction to drugs?

Yes: A big possibility that your drugs causing you having nightmares. ...Read more