Doctors for Bad Dreams in Yattingudda, Hubli-Dharwad
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A bad dream, also referred as nightmare, brings out strong feelings of anxiety, distress or fear. The subject of dreams varies from person to person depending on the circumstances he/she is around. People usually dream during the stage of sleep called Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep, which is mostly experienced three to five times a night. Though bad dreams in adults are spontaneous, however there are various underlying factors which can cause bad dreams. Some of the factors are: 1) Eating late-night snack 2) Consumption of certain drugs like blood pressure medications 3) illness 4) Psychological reasons like anxiety, depression etc.
HOW IS BAD DREAMS DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of bad dreams is done when a person experiences them repeatedly. It disrupts your sleep pattern, and interferes with your ability to function during the day. The doctor will require details of medical history. The doctor may advise a sleep study where the sensors monitor various functions of: • heartbeat • brain waves • breathing • blood oxygen levels • eye movements • leg movements • muscle tension
HOW IS BAD DREAMS TREATED?
A psychiatric counseling helps in treating bad dreams. If it’s the result of a medication then the doctor may change the dosage or medication to eliminate the unwanted effect. Behavioural changes also help in treating bad dreams. Somnology is used to treat bad dreams
DID YOU KNOW?
Having a midnight snack can make the metabolism and the brain overactive, which can lead to bad dreams.