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Why Do I Have Nightmares When I Sleep On My Back
Why do I have nightmares when I sleep on my back. Everytime I sleep on my back it happens sometimes I know I'm asleep and can't wake up. ?
Pain: Perhaps your brain is telling you something. Nightmares can be a reaction to painful stimuli while asleep as the brain's way of telling you to wake up. Sleeping solely on your back is not good for it and may be leading to back pain. Your back does better by sleeping on the side with the natural curvature in place. ...Read more
Ever since i got reaped i can't t get the flash backs out of my head and it happened 3 years ago and I have problems sleeping . And have nightmares?
Not surprising: Rape is one of the most terrible and traumatic events that can happen to a person. The mind and soul has a very difficult time accepting it. There are expert psychiatrists who can help, as well as others who have gone through the same horror, ask your md for a referral to someone experienced and caring. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Nightmares when falling asleep on back. Its where i know im asleep and try and shout out but can't wake myself, why does this happen when on my back?
Sleep apnea?: I wonder if you might have sleep apnea. Many people begin to lose oxygen when they fall asleep on their backs because, as they begin to relax, their tongue falls backward and closes off their airway, leading to suffocation. If your nightmares are about suffocating or drowning i would consider that this might be happening to you. Many people need too sleep on their sides just for this reason. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do I have nightmares every time I go to sleep? They are to the point where I feel mentally disturbed and unable to function when I wake up.
2nd answer: Nightmares may result from various meds, medical & psychiatric illnesses in addition to stress & worry. Daily living habits may contribute, such as a late night snack, certain foods, sleep deprivation (which may be caused by nightmares). If unable to identify specific cause then general measures noted in my first answer apply. If you rewrite dreams upon awakening you can train your brain to do it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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