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How to Stop Bad Dreams or Nightmares

Many people dislike bad dreams and nightmares because they experienced these terrible nights more than one or two times. When they wake up from a bad dream, it is obvious that they feel rapid heartbeat, excessive sweat and shock. It is not serious if this phenomenon occurs occasionally, but for some people who get bad dreams or nightmares regularly, they should pay more attention to it.

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There are many reasons for bad dreams and nightmares such as anxiety and stress, spicy food, chocolate, alcohol, illness and sleep disorders. If you are troublesome while sleeping the first thing you should do is find out the source of why you have bad dreams or nightmares, and then you can suit the remedy to the case.

How can we stop bad dreams is quite a common query among many adults. In fact, around fifty percent of adults get disturbing dreams at one point in time or another. For some unknown reason, women have more bad dreams than men. Let us now find out how to stop bad dreams in adults.

Have a regular bedtime and stick to it every day. Under any condition you should maintain it, no matter if you are at home or on a business trip. Go to sleep and getting up in the morning at a certain time can increase your odds of having a good night sleep.


Stop watching T.V or playing computer games before you go to bed. A scary movie, sad news on T.V and computer games can influence your thoughts and stimulate bad dreams, even if those thoughts belong to your fantasy world and is slightly weird.

Doctors advise us meditation before bedtime is a great way of relaxing the mind. You can reverse count from 100 to zero with your focus on the breathing. Regular exercises also help you to control mental stress in a much better manner. This way is scientific to separate you from nightmares.

Telling your nightmares to other people is a release of your mind and body and relieves grief. If there is nobody who will listen to your dream, you can talk into a tape recorder or write it in a journal upon waking, even if it's only phrases or images.

These simple tips can help you improve your sleep quality, and take you away from terrible dreams.

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