Contact Us
Make My Homepage

Youthful Nightmares May Presage Adult Mental Problems

Child waking up from a nightmare
Juriah Mosin/ThinkStock
Hopefully this only applies to British people, but a new study says consistent nightmares as a child may indicate a greater likelihood of mental problems as an adult. According to the study, only 37% of test subjects had nightmares several years in a row, and 10% had night terrors, but the nightmare sufferers are three and a half times more likely to have subsequent mental illness issues than the general population, and those with consistent night terrors, twice as likely.

The researchers are quick to point out that having nightmares and even night terrors are common; it’s just when they become persistent that they are problematic. The researchers are unsure why the bad dreams indicate mental illness, but they say the best way to avoid them is to get sufficient, regular sleep.

Best of the Web


Leave a Comment

It appears that you already have an account created within our VIP network of sites on . To keep your points and personal information safe, we need to verify that it's really you. To activate your account, please confirm your password. When you have confirmed your password, you will be able to log in through Facebook on both sites.

Forgot your password?

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

It appears that you already have an account on this site associated with . To connect your existing account with your Facebook account, just click on the account activation button below. You will maintain your existing profile and VIP program points. After you do this, you will be able to always log in to http://nj1015.com using your Facebook account.

*Please note that your points, prizes and activities will not be shared between programs within our VIP network.

Please fill out the information below to help us provide you a better experience.

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!

Not a Member? Sign Up Here

Register on New Jersey 101.5 quickly by logging in with your Facebook account. It's just as secure, and no password to remember!