(ORDO NEWS) — Nightmares are seen not only by very impressionable children but also by many adults. Terrible dreams in adults often occur against a background of stress, mental and physical fatigue, childhood traumas, etc. Nightmares interfere with normal sleep and cause, albeit temporary, but severe anxiety, reports the RIDUS.
It is impossible to get rid of them permanently, but you can noticeably reduce their frequency by only slightly adjusting your lifestyle.
Go to bed early and get enough sleep
Lack of sleep is one of the main causes of creepy dreams. When we do not sleep much, the intensity and brightness of dreams increase significantly, thereby increasing the likelihood of nightmares. Go to bed at least before midnight and sleep for 7-8 hours. If you are an owl or often work the night shift, try to get enough sleep during the day.
Take a hot bath
It relaxes, relieves muscle tension, and helps you fall asleep faster. If there is no allergy, add a few drops of lavender oil to the water, then your sleep will be even stronger and no monsters and scary events will bother you.
Check your medications
Certain medications can trigger bad dreams, such as beta-blockers and antidepressants. If you have nightmares and are taking medications belonging to these groups, then you may need to see your doctor change the dosage or change the drug.
Reduce stress and anxiety
The negative emotions that you experience during the day affect the functioning of the brain during sleep. Reduce the level of stress and anxiety: remove all possible irritants as much as possible, meditate, please yourself with pleasant little things and ignore negativity, gossip, horror stories from the news, etc.
Do not fill up at night
Regrettably, but night dogges should also be excluded if you want to sleep peacefully at night. The process of digesting food forces the brain to be more active than it should be at night, thereby increasing the risk of nightmares (about bloodthirsty cakes and warlike dumplings, for example).
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