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Why do I have nightmares almost every night?

6 Answers
Last Updated: 06/18/2018 at 7:32pm
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Anonymous
May 20th, 2015 11:27am
because nightmares are the process of your daily life, they represent your fears, so you need to work on yourself to sleep better, work on your fears and stuff
Anonymous
February 18th, 2015 12:33am
There could be any number of reasons for your nightmares. Some medications are known to cause peculiar dreams (nightmares) as a side effect, though simply eating before bed has also been known to increase the likelihood of nightmares. Traumatic events in our lives can also be responsible, though nightmares sometimes just come out of nowhere. While this is perfectly normal, I recommend that you speak with a physician if you're very concerned (and especially if this is a side effect of your medication).
lauralouxo
May 19th, 2015 8:48pm
Dreams and nightmares can sometimes be affected by certain things such as medication and even what we eat and drink. Do some research and maybe talk to your doctor.
Anonymous
June 3rd, 2015 11:16am
Possibly caused by stress and anxiety. it's best to see a doctor about it to see if they can perscribe something to help you.
SarahG
July 27th, 2015 3:10pm
Our dreams are made up of our experiences, especially those we experienced that day. If you're having nightmares, practice mindfulness throughout the day to see if you can catch any negative thoughts or fears that may be disrupting your sleep. Going through relaxation techniques before bed may also help relax your mind and prepare it for a restful sleep. Best of luck.
Anonymous
June 18th, 2018 7:32pm
There may be some tensions. Are you in a stressful situation? Did something traumatic happen lately? Are you worried about something? There are a lot of reason for nightmares to occur.