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  1. The exact answer to the question of why we have such dreams, and not others, does not exist. At least, modern science does not always know how to answer it. But often he can. The answer lies in human physiology. We know that dreams come to us in the rem phase of sleep, when the body is asleep and the brain is very active-almost as active as when we are awake. And if we agree that sleep is a rest of the body, then the rapid phase of sleep is responsible for psychological unloading. It is believed that it is at this time that “self-psychotherapy” is performed, that is, the brain is confronted with the experiences accumulated during the day. Experiences can be with any sign: both positive and negative. At the same time, they can be quite actively experienced in reality or, conversely, driven into the subconscious. However, the connection with dreams and their “content”is rarely direct. Of course, when a person, for example, has survived an attack, and then he has a long and persistent dream of something bad happening to him , everything is clear. Here it is very easy for a specialist to correct the problem. And the person himself understands what's going on. However, it often happens that the nightmare we dream of seems to be from scratch: nothing bad happens, no experiences seem to exist. You can look for the problem in the subconscious: we do not always know that we are psychologically bad; we do not always understand that we are suffering. One of the causes of sleep disorders (including nightmares) can be hidden stress and even depression. Here the person himself, most likely, will not cope and will not get rid of nightmares. You need to search-together with a specialist-for the source of your subconscious feelings. It can be almost anything: a childhood trauma, a hidden phobia, actual worries. And we can also have nightmares simply from overexcitation: when the nervous system gets so tired during the day that then it just needs such a discharge. This often happens in children. This does not mean that something bad is happening in their life, it's just how the psyche works. For adults, this happens after very rich impressions (even if good) days. There is also evidence that dreams are also affected by physical fatigue of the body: especially with unaccustomed ones.

    In addition, there are suggestions that nightmares may be associated with a violation of physical health: they say, so the body signals that it has problems. Now, for example, there is a very large-scale study on the relationship between cancer and nightmares – there is a hypothesis that nightmares appear before any clinical manifestations of this disease.

    And of course, there are dozens of unscientific or near-scientific explanations for bad dreams: from the gift of foresight to communication with other worlds.

    So everything is individual here. There are a lot of reasons, and we need to look specifically for yours. It is impossible to protect yourself from nightmares and make sure that you always have pleasant dreams. There is no special prevention: take care of yourself, your nerves and your body. Maybe it will help, but it's unlikely. Sometimes we all have nightmares, and that's okay. But if you have nightmares more often than once a week, or if you have a recurring heavy plot in your dreams, do not delay and ask for help. The faster you start looking for the cause of your bad dreams, the faster you'll find it and get your sleep back to normal.

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