Nightmares or bad dreams are a type of dream that causes you to feel anxiety, fear or terror. Typically, a person will wake up during or just after having a nightmare and he or she will be able to remember all or part of the bad dream clearly. Sometimes, nightmares can be more than just a bad dream.
There can be a number of psychological triggers that cause nightmares in adults. For example, anxiety and depression can cause adult nightmares. Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) also commonly causes people to experience chronic recurrent nightmares. Nightmares in adults can be caused by certain sleep disorders.
Try to eliminate bad dreams by:
- Setting a regular sleep schedule.
- Cutting out caffeine, cartoons, Digital Media (especially late in the day).
- Exercising during the day — but don’t work out right before going to bed.
- Relaxing before falling asleep.
Reading a storybook of Fairy Tales
If you’re looking for a peaceful night, here is the list of food you should avoid right before bed.
- Ice Cream- A bowl of ice cream might be the most comforting bad-breakup bed accompaniment, but there’s a limit to its soothing properties.
- Candy Bars
- Dark Chocolate