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My girlfriend has had terrible nightmares every night, can anyone help figure out what's wrong?

My girlfriend has had terrible nightmares every night, can anyone help figure out what's wrong? Topic: Nightmare case studies
June 16, 2019 / By Whitney
Question: She's been having very bad nightmares that wake her up in the middle of the night screaming and sweating. She's been getting almost no sleep, and it happens nearly every night. I have absolutely no idea how to help. Can anyone give me any advice?
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Sharla Sharla | 6 days ago
It's sleep disorder called 'Pavor Nocturnus', or more often 'Night Terrors', and is more common than you may think. It's usually seen in children but it can affect sufferers well into adulthood, of any age in fact. Stress from overwork or studies, poor sleep pattern or just getting used to a new environment are often cited triggers for night terrors, but the root of the problem is not always that easy to find. Sometimes young people in their late teens or 20's can be susceptible when leaving home for the first time and going to college. The added stress from studies and the strange environment can have a cumulative effect. It can sometimes lead to a downward spiral of nightmares causing an interrupted sleeping pattern, therefore making the person more tired, stressed and leading to more night terrors. If your girlfriend is finding this debilitating then she should consult her Doctor about it. It may be perfectly treatable just by changing a few habits or with medication to help her sleep more soundly at night. In worse cases the sufferer may be referred to a sleep clinic where a more intensive investigation of the causes can be made along with proper counseling and therapy. On the plus side, most sufferers do get over the night terrors and they usually subside, sometimes for no apparent reason. They may come and go throughout life too. The most important thing is being able to recognise the cause and dealing with it from there. Good luck and I hope you can both get a better nights sleep very soon.
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Sharla Originally Answered: My girlfriend has had terrible nightmares every night, can anyone help figure out what's wrong?
It's sleep disorder called 'Pavor Nocturnus', or more often 'Night Terrors', and is more common than you may think. It's usually seen in children but it can affect sufferers well into adulthood, of any age in fact. Stress from overwork or studies, poor sleep pattern or just getting used to a new environment are often cited triggers for night terrors, but the root of the problem is not always that easy to find. Sometimes young people in their late teens or 20's can be susceptible when leaving home for the first time and going to college. The added stress from studies and the strange environment can have a cumulative effect. It can sometimes lead to a downward spiral of nightmares causing an interrupted sleeping pattern, therefore making the person more tired, stressed and leading to more night terrors. If your girlfriend is finding this debilitating then she should consult her Doctor about it. It may be perfectly treatable just by changing a few habits or with medication to help her sleep more soundly at night. In worse cases the sufferer may be referred to a sleep clinic where a more intensive investigation of the causes can be made along with proper counseling and therapy. On the plus side, most sufferers do get over the night terrors and they usually subside, sometimes for no apparent reason. They may come and go throughout life too. The most important thing is being able to recognise the cause and dealing with it from there. Good luck and I hope you can both get a better nights sleep very soon.

Ornat Ornat
IF she doesn't remember her dreams, then they're probably night terrors, which are worse than nightmares.That can be caused by some medications, or stress, + more things. You can read more about it on wikipedia. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_terro...
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Malinda Malinda
ask her to see a therapist, a minister, or a counselor. Except for being supportive, you are not qualified to do anything for her.
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Kimberleigh Kimberleigh
i forgot what it's called! i know it, been through it & everything. but sadly i forgot what it's called. started with a "P." Just have her drink herbal tea before sleeping. it shoould help. but i really don't know, sorry!
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Kimberleigh Originally Answered: As shown in the figure(Figure 1) , block A (mass 2.07 kg ) rests on a tabletop. It is connected by a horizontal cord passing over a light?
As shown in the figure , block A (mass 2.07 kg ) rests on a tabletop. It is connected by a horizontal cord passing over a light frictionless pulley to a hanging block B (mass 2.49 kg ). The coefficient of kinetic friction between block A and the tabletop is 0.237. Friction force Ff = ma*g*μ = 2.07*9.806*0.237 = 4.811 Newton motive force Fm = mb*g = 2.49*9.806 = 24.417 Newton accelerating force Fa = Fm-Ff = 24.417-4.811 = 19.606 N acceleration a = Fa/(ma+mb) = 19.606/4.560 = 4.300 m/sec^2 tension T on connecting cord : T = Ff+ma*a = ma*g*μ+ma*a = ma(g*μ+a) = 2.07*(9.806*0.237+4.3) = 13.71 Newton

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