February 21, 2009 6:11pm CST
Where do Nightmares come from? What are they caused by?
22 Feb 09
I am not to sure Why people have nightmares. Reasons vary. There's no single cause of nightmares and hence no single way of stopping them. Sometimes physical factors can be involved, such as illness and/or medication. Sometimes a nightmare reflects some unusual stress or trauma in the waking world. Sometimes it is just a result of small, niggling worries that have been ignored for too long. Nightmares rarely cause any direct physical harm beyond interrupted sleep. However they can still have an indirect impact. Even if you put the nightmare aside as "just a bad dream", you can find yourself going through the next day feeling unusually irritable, moody or depressed. An unresolved nightmare can lead to a bad day. Or.......perhaps it is caused by eating to much cheese!
• South Korea
22 Feb 09
Yes perhaps it is caused by eating too much cheese! :) In that case I should have nightmares all the time. But I have had nightmares where I was covered in bees and they were stinging me. I woke up and my whole entire body was sore! That was horrible!