Nightmare disorder, also known as dream anxiety disorder, is a sleep disorder characterized by frequent nightmares. The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes their life or personal safety, usually occur during the REM stages of sleep.
Wiki Number: PW136
Diagnosis: Nightmare Disorder
US Patients: 4% of adults; 1% of children
Sex Ratio: M;W2
Symptoms: frequent nightmares involving personal safety, usually occurring during REM stages of sleep; remembers every detail of the dream
Progression: does not wake up screaming, but reduce daytime efficiencies from being “tired”; fear and physical aggression are the most common
Causes: PTSD, extreme stress, death of a loved one; 30% have other psychiatric illnesses
Medications: several antipsychotic medicines have reduced nightmares; hypnosis and relaxation may also help
Therapies: EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) have helped portions of those with PTSD or other threatening experiences.
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- Dream Content Predicts Motor and Cognitive Decline in Parkinson's Diseaseby Abidemi I Otaiku on October 11, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrates for the first time that frequent aggressive dreams in newly diagnosed PD may independently predict early motor and cognitive decline.
- Sleep, circadian system and traumatic stressby Agorastos Agorastos on October 4, 2021
The human circadian system creates and maintains cellular and systemic rhythmicity essential for the temporal organization of physiological processes promoting homeostasis and environmental adaptation. Sleep disruption and loss of circadian rhythmicity fundamentally affects master homeostasic regulating systems at the crossroads of peripheral and central susceptibility pathways, similar to acute or chronic stress and, thus, may play a central role in the development of stress-related disorders....
- Associations of sleep disorders with cerebrospinal fluid alpha-synuclein in prodromal and early Parkinson's diseaseby Xiao-Tong Wang on October 4, 2021
CONCLUSIONS: Sleep disorders were associated with decreased CSF α-syn. Sleep management may be important for disease monitoring and preventing the progression of α-syn pathology.
- The effects of persistent sleep disturbances during early childhood over adolescent ADHD, and the mediating effect of attention-related executive functions: Data from the 2004 Pelotas Birth Cohortby Marina Xavier Carpena on October 4, 2021
OBJECTIVE: Investigate effects of persistent sleep disturbances during early childhood over ADHD during the adolescence, and the potential attention-related executive functions mediating this effect.