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Types of Nightmares

Night Terrors
Night Terrors

Night terrors are similar to nightmares, but usually occur during deep sleep. People experiencing sleep terrors may pose dangers to themselves or others because of limb movements. Night terrors are fairly common in children, mostly between ages 3 and 8.

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Nightmares
Nightmares

Nightmares tend to occur most often during rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, when most dreaming takes place. Because periods of REM sleep become progressively longer as the night progresses, you may find you experience nightmares most often in the early morning hours.

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Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking

Parasomnias include nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, confusional arousals, and many others. Nightmares Nightmares are vivid nighttime events that can cause feelings of fear, terror, and/or anxiety.

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Sleepwalking
Sleepwalking

Parasomnias are disruptive sleep disorders that can occur during arousals from REM sleep or partial arousals from non-REM sleep. Parasomnias include nightmares, night terrors, sleepwalking, confusional arousals, and many others. Nightmares. Nightmares are vivid nighttime events that can cause feelings of fear, terror, and/or anxiety.

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