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Sleep More Than 9 Hours? You May Have More Nightmares

Oxford researchers tie bad dreams to too much sleep

(Newser) - Nightmares after a traumatizing experience might not have anything to do with stress. That's just one surprising finding to come out of what New Scientist calls "one of the largest ever studies of nightmares in the general population." To better understand why some people who've suffered... More »

Could Girl's Nightmares Hold Truth of Mom's Death?

Elisa's visions of a white van coincide with similar reports

(Newser) - When Natali Castellanos-Tyler died after her car slid off a road near her home in Chesterfield County, Va., in late February, investigators blamed roads wet with sleet for what they thought was a one-car accident. But the mother of three's young daughter Elisa, who was in the car and... More »

Study: Men, Women Have Very Different Nightmares

But they're not always fear-filled: study

(Newser) - Men and women needn't be awake to experience the world differently, a study suggests: Even our bad dreams are quite different. A study of the dream journals of 572 people found that women's disturbing dreams tend to focus on social conflicts—friendships and romances gone south, for instance.... More »

Your Meds May Be Giving You Nightmares

Bad dreams? Blame Ritalin, Cymbalta, Prozac, Lexapro, Wellbutrin...

(Newser) - It's a wonder anyone sleeps well at night. If you're taking ADHD drugs like Ritalin, antidepressants like Paxil and Prozac, or sleep pills like Ambien—and a host of antibiotics, blood-pressure medications, antihistamines, and statins in between—that prescription could be giving you nightmares. The Wall Street Journal... More »

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