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Nightmares

From One Era of Political Dreaming to Another

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 01.21.2017 | Politics
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

The end of Obama's presidency does not mean people will stop dreaming about him, but it does signal a major change in the collective political climate of the U.S.

If You’ve Been Having Election Nightmares, You’re Not Alone

The Huffington Post | Sarah Digiulio | Posted 11.08.2016 | Healthy Living

From the controversial last-minute email investigation that yielded nothing new to the lewd Trump tape to enough insults (from Trump himself) to fill ...

The 13 Most Thought Provoking Dreams of the 2016 Election

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 10.20.2016 | Politics
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Modern psychologists have tended to focus only on the personal dimensions of dreaming, which makes good sense in a therapeutic context. But as historians and anthropologists have shown, many people in cultures all around the world have looked to their dreams not only for personal meaning but also for guidance and consolation when their community is facing a time of collective crisis.

The Compelling Dreaminess of "Falling Water"

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 10.13.2016 | Arts
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Finally, someone gets it right: a television show about dreams that feels genuinely dreamy.

An Entrepreneur's Nightmare

Paul J. McKenna | Posted 10.13.2016 | Business
Paul J. McKenna

I awoke in the wee hours of the morning to realize I was drenched in sweat, my covers and sheets twisted into knots around my body in response to my thrashing. My pillows lay on the other side of the room, thrown angrily at imaginary demons. My teeth were sore from grinding and my jaw muscles ached from clenching.

Dreaming To Grow

DreamsCloud | Posted 10.21.2016 | Healthy Living
DreamsCloud

The best thing about this is that recalling and playfully exploring dreams helps kids develop their emotional intelligence: it gives them life-long access to a kind of natural intuition and an inexhaustible source of creativity.

The Peace Pipe

Max Cantor | Posted 07.21.2016 | Politics
Max Cantor

I'm in Iran. And I'm sitting in a circle smoking a peace pipe with the Trump kids. I'm holding a newborn baby. I'm pretty sure he's mine because he looks just like me and no one else is stepping up to claim him.

The Writing Life: Demons In The Middle of the Night

Pranay Gupte | Posted 07.11.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Pranay Gupte

I woke up in a sweat the other night, realizing that I hadn't met a deadline for a book. That realization induced frightening palpitations, after whic...

Dreams And Nightmares Of Donald Trump

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 07.05.2016 | Politics
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

A strange political campaign has produced some equally strange dreams. The strangest by far have revolved around the real estate developer Donald Trump, the Republican party's presumptive nominee for President. These dreams reflect the intense emotional reactions, positive and negative, that Trump generates in a variety of people.

Nightmares And Couple's Sleeping

Paul C. Rosenblatt | Posted 06.14.2016 | Healthy Living
Paul C. Rosenblatt

The sound of his snoring would become, as she slept, the snarling of a wolf or the roaring of a giant gorilla. If that's an issue for you and your partner, what will help reduce the nightmares is to reduce the snoring. For example, get the snorer to sleep on his or her side rather than back or to stop drinking alcohol in the evening.

The Impact of Sexism on Women's Sleep and Dreams

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 06.09.2016 | Women
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Researchers continue to debate the nature vs. nurture dynamics of these gender differences in sleep and dreaming. But one thing we do know with a high degree of confidence is that dreams tend to reflect people's most pressing emotional concerns in waking life.

Paul Simon's Spiritual Fascination: 'Stranger to Stranger' and Sonic Inspiration

Cathleen Falsani | Posted 06.08.2016 | Religion
Cathleen Falsani

While he waits for the Brazilian faith healer to arrive, Paul Simon is supposed be meditating quietly with his eyes closed. Instead, he's peeking. "...

Should We Just Get Over It?

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.20.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

What matters is that the individual himself accept the time and energy needed to metabolize and integrate the psychic change in order to continue with life in the present.

'Scary Movies Cause Nightmares,' And 8 Other Myths About Dreams — Busted

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 08.08.2016 | Healthy Living

Humans have been obsessed with the obscurities of dreams for as long as we’ve been, well, human. Whether you religiously track your nighttime narrat...

People Who Have More Nightmares Might Also Be More Creative

Science of Us | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
Science of Us

Carr, meanwhile, has found that people who have constant nightmares also tend to think further outside the box on word-association tasks. Other research, she explained, has found support for the idea that nightmares might be linked to creativity:

'Kill and be Killed,' A Conversation with Louis Begley

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 04.05.2016 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Photo: Louis Begley Louis Begley is best known to readers of literary fiction for his observations about life among the upper crust denizens of New Y...

Cartoon Dreams: Psychological Insights in SpongeBob and the Justice League

Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D. | Posted 02.18.2017 | Arts
Kelly Bulkeley, Ph.D.

Childhood is a time of frequent and intense dreaming for many people. Often these nocturnal experiences from early life have a dark hue--children are especially prone to nightmares, sleep paralysis, and night terrors.

Too Scared to Sleep? What Can You Do?

David Cunnington | Posted 01.10.2017 | Healthy Living
David Cunnington

Being scared or fearful activates our primitive fear response, increasing adrenaline levels and keeping us on high alert. For some it can cause trouble getting to sleep, whereas for others it can result in waking at night or sleep not being restorative.

Sleeping Like This Could Give You More Nightmares

The Huffington Post | Kate Bratskeir | Posted 12.28.2015 | Healthy Living

If you're a side-sleeper who tends to rest on your left, you may be more likely to have bad dreams. According to a 2004 study that's recently resurfac...

Joaquim Jitters Trigger Hurricane Sandy Flashbacks

Laurie Nadel | Posted 10.28.2016 | 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 10.14.2016 | Entertainment
Mandatory

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 you...

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

Ingrid Prueher | Posted 09.20.2016 | 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 09.16.2016 | 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...