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Joaquim Jitters Trigger Hurricane Sandy Flashbacks

Laurie Nadel | Posted 10.29.2015 | Impact
Laurie Nadel

Thursday, October 1st. 3:30 pm: Nassau County Executive Ed Mangano was saying that Hurricane Joaquin could reach Long Island around Tuesday morning., October 6th. We should get our emergency "Friends and Family" plans in place. And prep those go-kits.

5 Freaky Facts About Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 11.13.2015 | Science

Edgar Allan Poe was known for his bone-chillingly terrifying stories. Many of these tales were influenced by the horrific nightmares that plagued him...

12 Terrifying Ghost Stories You Shouldn't Read Alone

Mandatory | Posted 10.14.2015 | Entertainment

Whether you believe in ghosts or not, it's tough not to get freaked out when you're alone and you hear something bump in the night or even hear a voic...

The Age Of Surveillance At Work Is Upon Us

The Huffington Post | Shane Ferro | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

The scariest part of the automated workplace is probably not that robots are coming to take your job -- it's that the robots are coming to measure yo...

Nightmares and Night Terrors: The Difference and How Parents Can Help Kids Get Through the Night

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Ingrid Prueher

As parents, we are faced with many challenges when it comes to our children, and few are as confusing or distressing as when your child experiences a terrifying nightmare or, worse yet, a night terror.

Godzilla and Grandma: Where the Night Winds Take You

Paola K Amaras | Posted 09.16.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Paola K Amaras

Taking a walk late at night has a wonderful effect on me -- on my sleep, my dreams, and my creativity. A couple of weeks ago, I walked home from our l...

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Yoga Nidra Meditation

James E. Groves, MD | Posted 09.09.2015 | Healthy Living
James E. Groves, MD

So you have PTSD, you long for sleep but dread the "falling," and especially the impact of the re-experienced trauma. Here's what you do:

Lions and Tigers and...Oh, My!

Marcia Liss | Posted 08.13.2015 | Comedy
Marcia Liss


Ways to Open the Door to Dream Interpretation

Linda Lauren | Posted 08.12.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Linda Lauren

My late mother was known among family and friends as the "Dream Lady" because she carried around with her a dream interpretation book, as well as a ...

How Hollywood Preys on Our Deepest Fears

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.21.2015 | Entertainment
Van Winkle's

Night after night, we lose ourselves in sleep, ever optimistic that our dreams will bring comfort, inspiration and pleasure. That's not always the case, of course. Our fears can manifest in our slumbering minds and even attack our vulnerable souls.

The Surprising Benefit Of Having Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Carolyn Gregoire | Posted 08.01.2015 | Science

We've all been there. You're being chased, or shot at, or looking something absolutely terrifying in the face -- until you wake up in a panic. ...

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


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


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.