This is a pebble in the road about the definitions of dreams, bad dreams and nightmares.
If you are an highly anxious person this is one of many possible symptoms of stress and anxiety that you might experienced.
Vivid dreams and nightmares can be a sign of anxiety symptom. Or not.
It could be just your brains way of taking out the neural trash floating around the joint.
But you might have a different cultural or social way of understanding dreams. That is ok. It is important to recognize that your relationship with dreams and nightmares are your experience.
How you deal with them is also your experience. One that with the right information and context might give you the tools to control there appearance or doing the work on finding an effective treatment.
This episode only deals with what dreams and nightmares are, potential causes and triggers of the rascals and a resource or two to help you learn more about it.
If you need support contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255, the Trevor Project at 1-866-488-7386 or text “START” to 741-741.
Brain Basics Understanding Sleep National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
Dreams: What They Mean & Psychology Behind Them via Sleep Association.org
Nightmares: MedlinePlus Medical Encyclopedia
Sleep Diary and Journals
National Sleep Foundation Sleep Diary
National Health Service (UK) Sleep Diary
MyHealth/Alberta, Canada Sleep Journal
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