DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES

by Geethalakshmi 2010-03-24 10:23:02


DREAMS AND NIGHTMARES




Some of the common cause of nightmares are:
Stress and Anxiety
Sickness with a fever
The death of a loved one
Sleeping pills
Effect of alcohol or excessive use of alcohol
Consumption
Breathing disorders while asleep
And Sleeping disorders

Everyone's dreams happen during REM sleep, typically a person has 3-5 periods of REM sleep every night.

1 period of REM sleep can last from 5 minutes to 1 hour

20% of when a person is sleeping is REM sleep
e.g. if you slept 7-8 hours you will have an hour and a half of REM sleep.

Did you know if you wake up during the night you will be more likely to remember your dreams.



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