The subconscious mind sometimes plays tricks on each of us. These tricks are either beneficial or detrimental. For instance, a subconscious mind will disturb you at night in the form of a nightmare.
Nightmares are sometimes the reason why kids are afraid of sleeping alone. They inject fear to children and even to adults resulting to restless nights and unproductive days.
Inviting a Nightmare
There are too many reasons why nightmares occur. Here are some of the common causes of nightmares:
Anxiety - Dreams are not bad after all. It can sometimes help someone open their eyes and realize things. However, those with high anxiety level are vulnerable to nightmares. Stress is a big factor of nightmares. And knowing anxious people, they are stress with almost everything more than necessary.
Depression - Emotional problems that are bottled up inside a person can trigger adverse effects that usually shows up in sleeping. Depression is bound to negative thoughts that may result in nightmares.
Sleeping after eating - Though people often thought of this one as a myth, medically speaking, it is not advisable to sleep right after eating. Due to the body's metabolic activity of the body, the brain may confuse itself to rest or to digest food properly. Though the stomach works 24/7 non-stop, it still requires an active brain to digest the food properly and not a half-awake one. This confusion of the brain can stress the neurons resulting in nightmares.
Movies - No doubt, horror movies can activate nightmares. The horrific visual images can cause slight trauma to the person without knowing. Upon the injection of fear with the powerful graphics, the brain may store such feeling and scene for future purposes, aka dreams.
Sleeping positions - Having an uncomfortable sleeping position can provoke bad dreams. Sleeping in an unusual position is not advisable for anyone because it can cause discomfort not only to the physical body but also to the neurological system. The discomfort brought upon the uncomfortable sleeping position can invoke pain to the system which the system may interpret as nightmares. And sometimes, the nightmares are the subtle messages of your brain to say that something is not right.
Counteractions when a nightmare strikes
There is no assurance that nightmares will leave anyone after series of remedies. Anyone cannot blow stress and depression away in an instant. It takes acceptance and a whole lot of positive thoughts to make it disappear permanently.
Here are some ways to keep bad dreams away.
Good Bed - A bedas the star of the bedroom can contribute to the kind of dream a person can get. A good bed can bring forth a good dream. Sometimes, due to the uncomfortable mattresses or the inappropriate size of the bed, the owner may suffer from discomfort. And as stated earlier, discomforts can trigger nightmares.
Consult a Doctor - If the cause of the nightmares is due to a medical condition, It is imperative to talk to a physician about it. A professional can help aid nightmares with prescribed therapies and scheduled treatments.
Reduce Stress - Stress is one of the major factors why people have nightmares when sleeping. So in reducing stress, it prevents nightmares from happening in the future. It is important to clear the mind and solve the cause of the stress. The common causes may be in the daily routine of a person. Going out of the box and doing something that attracts positive energy can battle stress. Spend more time with family and friends. The result of such interaction can help you be stress-free.
Minimize watching horror movies - No doubt, horror movies can activate nightmares. The horrific visual images can cause slight trauma to the person without knowing it. Upon the injection of fear with the powerful graphics, the brain may store such feeling and scene for future purposes, aka dreams.
People hate nightmares. And as much as possible, they do not want bad dreams to visit them. Most people are very busy and need sleep to regain their strength and be ready again for the long day ahead, and a bad dream is the last thing these people would need.
Rachel Minahan is in love with furniture and interior designing. She is mostly fond of designing beds considering the factors of comfort and suitability aside from beauty. Rachel visualizes a good night sleep for every customer that uses the beds she designed.