10/13/2008 05:12 am ET Updated Nov 17, 2011

Why Women Have Worse Nightmares Than Men

Sweat-soaked sheets. A racing pulse. An overpowering sense of dread.

For anyone who has ever had a true nightmare, waking up in the dark with these symptoms is a familiar experience. Now, new research out of the United Kingdom suggests that women are more likely to report having nightmares than their male counterparts -- a finding that would further confirm similar findings in past research.

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