Sometimes you are suddenly jolted from sleep all of a sudden – you feel you have been pushed down by someone from the bed or you fell from the sky or you felt hitting against something before you wake up. Nightmares occur when you are facing extreme stress due to job loss, loss of a dear one, anxieties or worries. It usually occurs during REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep cycle which happens in intervals and is characterized by rapid movement of eyes, dreams, body movements and dreams.
Nightmares are quite common for children below the age of 10 and also nothing unusual for adults. However, if it occurs frequently and disrupts your sleep cycle, making you weak and unhealthy, you may need to seek help of therapists, friends or family members to overcome it.
Here are seven steps to sleep again after a nightmare