Also called nightmares are vividly realistic, disturbing dreams that rattle a person awake from a deep sleep. They often increase heart beat. They occur either in the first few hours of falling asleep or at the end of a deep sleep. They are experienced as feelings, so people do not recall why they are terrified upon awakening.
HOW IS BAD DREAMS DIAGNOSED?
Bad dreams can be diagnosed by the general physician or a psychologist depending on the severity of the symptoms felt and the persistence of such nightmares. A physical examination as well as behavioral evaluation can help in diagnosis.
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?
A bad dream, which typically occurs during REM sleep, feels very real.