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For One Kid in New Zealand, the Boogeyman Was Real

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.02.2015 | Weird News
Van Winkle's

Hey kids, I've got some bad news: Your parents are lying when they say The Boogeyman isn't real. A three-year-old boy in New Zealand learned this the hard way. For several nights, an intruder was walking by his window, stealing things from outside his family's house. But when he told his parents about the "man with a light," they assumed he was just having nightmares.

How To Avoid Nightmares And Bad Dreams To Get More Restful Sleep

Rosie Osmun | Posted 06.22.2015 | Healthy Living
Rosie Osmun

If you feel like nightmares are making it difficult to get a good night's sleep often or feel anxiety around falling asleep due to bad dreams, it is worthwhile to discuss it with your doctor and/or a psychologist. They can assess if there are underlying conditions to resolve and prescribe the right treatments and medications when applicable.

Snakes, Snakes. Everywhere, Snakes.

Lisa K. Friedman | Posted 06.11.2015 | Fifty
Lisa K. Friedman

Who knew this could even happen? Snakes! Inside the house. What could possibly be worse?

This Stained Glass Depiction Of LeBron James Will Give You Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Maxwell Strachan | Posted 06.02.2015 | Sports

AHHHHHHH.

Top 3 Mistakes Parents Make After Child Has a Nightmare

Caroline Presno | Posted 06.17.2015 | Parents
Caroline Presno

By dealing with kids' nightmares in the right way, you can not only reduce the occurrence of bad dreams and have a family that gets a better night's sleep, you can also use these moments to develop a closer relationship with your child.

The Worst Nightmares of Born-Again Christians

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 05.31.2015 | Religion
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The dreams of Born-Again Christians do provide accurate reflections of their religious beliefs and concerns. This adds new empirical support to the classic anthropological idea mentioned at the outset that dreaming can be studied as a valuable source of insight into cultural and social dynamics.

In Sickness and In Sleep: Married to a Chronic Sleep Walker

Courtney Perry | Posted 04.19.2015 | Comedy
Courtney Perry

My sleep stories have definitely been a source of comedy in our relationship, but we recently wondered if there may actually be something wrong with me, and my brain. While Isaac would argue that yes, there is definitely something wrong with me (sleep disorder or not), a visit to a neurologist and a gold star on my sleep study proved otherwise.

Too Much, Part II

Marcia Liss | Posted 04.06.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss

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What's In A Dream?

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 03.26.2015 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Not all dreaming is the same. There are several different types of dream classifications, including nightmares, recurring dreams and lucid dreams. Let's look briefly in detail at some distinct forms of dreaming.

A Nightmare Author Reading Saved by Rachael Ray

Eva Lesko Natiello | Posted 02.16.2015 | Books
Eva Lesko Natiello

Last night I had a nightmare that I was at the Cornelia Street Café to do a reading from my novel. In the nightmare, I stood at the microphone on the small stage in front of a packed house.

What Do Normal People Think About?

Maria Senise | Posted 01.06.2015 | Healthy Living
Maria Senise

In order to help ease my anxiety, I have to distract myself. Moving around and being productive makes it a bit easier for me to ignore the worries tha...

Halloween and Grief: When the Nightmare Is Real

Megan Devine | Posted 12.31.2014 | Healthy Living
Megan Devine

One dear friend pointed out this morning how hard it is to reconcile the cemetery where she takes her very young child to visit her father's grave with the plastic headstones all over town, the scary way graveyards are depicted, not just at Halloween, but in many children's stories.

What Does It Mean if I Don't Have Money Dreams?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 12.15.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Now, if you do dream about actual money, that doesn't necessarily mean that you are coming into financial wealth (sorry -- don't shoot the messenger). Remember, our dreams speak in the language of symbols.

Stress Keeping You Up At Night? 10 Tips To Calm An Anxious Mind

Kat Forsythe, MSW | Posted 11.21.2014 | Fifty
Kat Forsythe, MSW

When we start over in life, irrational scared-to-hell fear is bound to happen. After all, the many emotional challenges we face are immense. During the day, we can train our brains with the power of positive thinking -- or at least manage the demons of doubt.

This Is What Anxiety Looks Like

Gary Nelson | Posted 10.20.2014 | Healthy Living
Gary Nelson

I know that my dad meant well and that the doctor who treated me was trying to be helpful. In retrospect though, they were clueless. I know now that dealing with anxiety is a lifelong challenge, and at least now I feel like I'm coming out of the fog and finally facing the monster.

What Does It Mean When You Dream of a Celebrity?

Kelly Sullivan Walden | Posted 09.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Kelly Sullivan Walden

Do you ever dream of celebrities? Do you dream of becoming a celebrity? Have you ever considered that you are more like the celebrities in your dr...

These Vintage Photos Of Children's Nightmares Will Haunt Your Dreams

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.11.2014 | Arts

These days, your nightmares are likely populated with adult anxieties like forgetting a work deadline or showing up to a meeting sans clothing. But tr...

What Your Dreams Can Reveal About Your Health

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpg | Beth Levine | Posted 05.27.2014 | Fifty

SPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com Your plane is going down; someone is stalking you but you can’t make your legs move; your house is on fire and ther...

What Happens When Nightmares And Insomnia Mix

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 07.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Nightmares also can have an impact on our moods the next morning, bringing anxiety and difficult emotions into the waking day. New research suggests that nightmares also have an aggravating effect on symptoms of depression, and in combination with insomnia may significantly exacerbate the severity of the mood disorder.

4 People Who Left Home And Returned To Bizarre Nightmares

Cracked | Posted 03.24.2014 | Weird News

Getting your house robbed may suck balls, but you can always take solace in the fact that while a thief took all of your precious shit, at least they ...

Dreams of Our Living Ghosts

Frank Browning | Posted 04.26.2014 | Arts
Frank Browning

The Palais de Tokyo was never conceived as a restful museum. Its curators aim to tempt, to tantalize and very often to torment us with the brilliant sights and dark sorrows that accompany us into the night and bring us encouragement toward new days.

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Dreaming

The Huffington Post | Sarah Klein | Posted 02.25.2014 | Healthy Living

There's a lot we still don't understand when it comes to sleep. We know certain changes occur in the brain, and we have a few guesses as to why, but e...

New Sleep Medications: Thinking About Profits, Not Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 03.17.2014 | Science
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The Dec. 9, 2013, issue of The New Yorker published a detailed but rather misguided article by Ian Parker, "The Big Sleep," about the complicated tangle of profit, science, and psychology in the search for better drugs to aid sleep.

Recurring Dreams: Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You Something!

DreamsCloud | Posted 03.12.2014 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

Although it is tempting to think of "daily residue" dreams as unimportant, the process of decompressing from daily events or getting clear about what needs to be done the next day are very important -- even if they are experienced as less exciting than some other types of dreams.

This Sleep Condition Sounds Too Crazy To Be True

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 01.30.2014 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

Many of those afflicted with sleep paralysis report the perceived presence of a human figure at the bedside, often described as dark, like a ghost or a shadow. Understandably, this experience in the middle of the night, as you come out of sleep, can be downright terrifying.