Nightmares Index

Featured: Nightmares Main Article

Nightmares are dreams that cause high anxiety or terror. Nightmares may be a part of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and they usually occur during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. There are several different treatment options for nightmares, including cognitive-behavioral therapy and medications.

Patient Discussions - Viewers share their comments

Medications

    Related Diseases & Conditions

    • Anxiety Anxiety is a feeling of apprehension and fear characterized by physical symptoms. Anxiety disorders are serious medical illnesses...learn more »
      In This Article
      Anxiety Article
      • Generalized anxiety disorder facts
      • What is generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)?
      • What are the different types of anxiety?
      • How common is generalized anxiety disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for anxiety?
      • What are anxiety symptoms and signs?
      • How is generalized anxiety disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for anxiety?
      • What are the side effects of anxiety medications?
      • What are complications of generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Is it possible to prevent anxiety?
      • What is the prognosis of generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Are there support groups for those with generalized anxiety disorder?
      • Where can people find additional information on generalized anxiety disorder?
    • Sleep Apnea Sleep apnea is defined as a reduction or cessation of breathing during sleep. The three types of sleep apnea are central apnea,...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sleep Apnea Article
      • Sleep apnea facts
      • What is sleep apnea?
      • What are the types of sleep apnea?
      • What is central sleep apnea and what causes it?
      • What is obstructive sleep apnea and what causes it?
      • How common is obstructive sleep apnea?
      • What are obstructive sleep apnea symptoms?
      • What are some of the complications of sleep apnea?
      • How is obstructive sleep apnea diagnosed and evaluated?
      • What are the nonsurgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea?
      • What are the surgical treatments for obstructive sleep apnea?
      • Why is it important to treat obstructive sleep apnea?
    • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a psychiatric condition, can develop after any catastrophic life event. Symptoms include...learn more »
      In This Article
      Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Article
      • PTSD facts
      • What is posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)?
      • What are the effects of PTSD?
      • What causes PTSD?
      • What are PTSD risk factors and protective factors?
      • What are PTSD symptoms and signs?
      • How is PTSD assessed?
      • What is the treatment for PTSD?
      • What is the prognosis for PTSD?
      • Is it possible to prevent PTSD?
      • How can people cope with PTSD?
      • Where can people get help for PTSD?
    • Sleep A number of vital tasks carried out during sleep help maintain good health and enable people to function at their best. Sleep...learn more »
      In This Article
      Sleep Article
      • What is sleep?
      • What are the stages of sleep?
      • How much sleep does a person need?
      • Does the amount of sleep we need change as we age?
      • What are signs and symptoms of sleep deprivation?
      • What are and what causes sleep disorders?
      • How are sleep problems diagnosed?
      • How are sleep problems treated?
      • Sleep hygiene
      • Other therapies
      • Sleep aids (prescription and OTC)
      • Are sleep problems and disease related?
      • How can I get a good night's sleep?
    • Insomnia Insomnia is the perception or complaint of inadequate or poor-quality sleep because of difficulty falling asleep; waking up...learn more »
      In This Article
      Insomnia Article
      • Insomnia facts
      • What is insomnia?
      • What causes insomnia?
      • What situational and stress factors cause insomnia?
      • What are the risk factors for insomnia?
      • What are the symptoms of insomnia?
      • When should I call the doctor about insomnia?
      • How is insomnia diagnosed?
      • How is insomnia treated?
      • What are non-medical treatments for insomnia?
      • What is sleep hygiene?
      • How can stimulus control help with insomnia?
      • What is sleep restriction?
      • What medications are used to treat insomnia?
      • What is the outlook for insomnia?
    • Separation Anxiety Separation anxiety disorder is a common childhood anxiety disorder that has many causes. Infants, children, older kids and adults...learn more »
      In This Article
      Separation Anxiety Article
      • Separation anxiety disorder facts
      • What is separation anxiety disorder?
      • What are the symptoms and signs of separation anxiety disorder?
      • What are causes and risk factors for separation anxiety disorder?
      • How is separation anxiety disorder diagnosed?
      • What is the treatment for separation anxiety disorder?
      • What happens if separation anxiety disorder is left untreated?
      • Where can I find more information on separation anxiety disorder?

Related FAQs, Doctor's & Expert's Views

Health & Living

Health News

View All 29 Nightmares Health News »

Health Features

Tools & References

View All 9 Nightmares References »