Why Do We Have Nightmares?

Everyone has nightmares once in a while. But WHY do we get them? And are they a sign of anything serious? Here’s the latest research:

  • First: Researchers from Tufts University say all nightmares are the product of anxiety. And that’s why women are more likely to have bad dreams. Because women are twice as likely to have anxiety as men. It’s down to female brain chemistry. Women have a heightened fight-or-flight stress response – and it lasts longer. And women’s nightmares are often centered around fear and loss. In fact, after giving birth, most women report having intense nightmares about something …read more