Health Tip: Put Nightmares to Bed
Nightmares can be triggered by factors including stress, medications, fear, sleep disorders, or a recent loss.
Here are suggestions to help conquer bad dreams, courtesy of the U.S. National Library of Medicine:
Reduce stress by talking to friends and relatives about what's bothering you. Try relaxation techniques to reduce stress and anxiety. If you started having nightmares after starting a new medication, talk to your doctor to find out if it could be causing your sleep problems. If you're taking illegal drugs or drinking alcohol to excess, join a support group to help you stop using these substances. Get regular exercise. Start a regular sleep schedule. Going to bed and waking up at the same time each day may help prevent nightmares.
Some people think that itís holding on that makes one strong; sometimes itís letting go.