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Do u have nightmares when u sleep on your back. If so why?

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Dr. Eric Weisman
Neurology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleeping on back

should not cause nightmares per say.
If assuming a posture in bed causes vertigo, pain or difficulty breathing the symptoms my become " incorporated" into a dream, there by modifying the dream to take on content to account for the somatic symptoms.For example you might dream you are on a roller coaster or in a space capsule if you have benign positional vertigo

In brief: Sleeping on back

should not cause nightmares per say.
If assuming a posture in bed causes vertigo, pain or difficulty breathing the symptoms my become " incorporated" into a dream, there by modifying the dream to take on content to account for the somatic symptoms.For example you might dream you are on a roller coaster or in a space capsule if you have benign positional vertigo
Dr. Eric Weisman
Dr. Eric Weisman
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Dr. Boris Ripa
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Nightmares

can come in your dream at any sleeping positions.

In brief: Nightmares

can come in your dream at any sleeping positions.
Dr. Boris Ripa
Dr. Boris Ripa
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