Saturday, 19 September 2015

The Messages In Our Nightmares: What Are They Telling Us?

Revisiting My Youth In Dreams: I was one screwed Up Teen!
Nightmares are dreams that are terrifying, stressful, and anxiety-provoking to the point of waking us up abruptly during sleep. Such imagery breaks through the barrier of sleep into wakefulness and can feel so real it leaves us perplexed. Upon waking, we’re often unable to determine if it was a dream or if it was real. Blood pressure becomes elevated, heart rate increases, and confusion, fear, and other somatic sensations can be felt in association with the dream imagery. So why is it that after many millennia of human evolution, frightening nightmares still persist in the human psyche?

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