Although unpleasant, nightmares are essential to our dreams. Nightmares are a manifestation of other common feelings like stress and anxiety. They aren't as straight forward as they seem, but there are several common nightmares most of us experience.
Don't you hate it when you're having an intense dream, filled with vivid sights and sounds, and then all of a sudden, you're startled by the buzzing of your alarm and your incredible dream fades from your memory?
Researchers have had such a hard time trying to determine why we sleep that there's an old joke in the sleep scientist community: "We need sleep to cure sleepiness." Have they come up with any other theories?
Sleep deprivation affects your ability to function during the day. A thorough investigation of lifestyle, nutrition, stress management and symptoms can help you overcome the causes of sleep deprivation.
Sometimes, you just can't sleep. It might be a bad dream or a too-late cup of coffee or a list of worries, but whatever the reason, you're staring at the ceiling, wide awake. Will a melatonin supplement bring you blessed relief?