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Night Terrors

The Difference Between Bad Dreams And Nightmares

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 04.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Bad dreams and nightmares are among the most startling and emotionally potent of remembered dreams. Even a partially remembered disturbing dream can linger in our waking minds. But what do we know about this phenomenon of disturbed dreaming? And what's the difference between a bad dream and a nightmare?

The Rest They Need: The Role of the Parent in Pediatric Sleep

Sam Cross | Posted 04.27.2014 | Healthy Living
Sam Cross

One of the first challenges for a physician faced with a pediatric sleep problem is to identify who actually has the problem: the parent, the patient, or another family member. As most of us are aware, one person's sleep problem can produce symptoms for the whole house.

Living With Night Terrors

Posted 09.16.2013 | Healthy Living

By Vanessa Caceres Medically reviewed by Farrokh Sohrabi, M.D. You've probably had your share of nightmares interrupting a sound sleep, but nigh...

When Sleepwalking Turns Dangerous

Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine | Posted 11.06.2013 | Healthy Living
Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine

There is now good evidence that parts of the brain may be awake while other parts are asleep. Sleepwalking is a premiere example: The portion of the brain capable of generating complex behaviors is awake while those portions which normally monitor our activity and lay down memory of our behaviors are asleep.

WATCH: My Boyfriend Demands Sex And Gets Violent While Asleep

Posted 02.11.2013 | HuffPost Live 321

Sexsomnia, also known as sleep sex, is a real disorder that afflicts approximately one percent of the population. George Schafer, a sufferer of sexomn...

Why Do We Have Nightmares?

Posted 02.09.2013 | Healthy Living

By Laura McMullen for U.S. News You wake up, panting, from a deep sleep. You went to work naked. You fell into a bottomless pit. You got swept into...

WET DREAM: Sleepwalker Wakes Up In River TWICE

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 08.27.2012 | Weird News

Alyson Bair has vivid nightmares -- so vivid that many of them turn out to be real. In two terrifying incidents over the past couple of months, Bai...

Eye-Opener on How Kids View Violence at Home

Sharon Zarozny | Posted 11.13.2011 | Impact
Sharon Zarozny

If you have kids and an out of control spouse in your home, please do your kids a favor and watch the short, beautiful video: Monsters in the Closet. And then send it along to others.

Sleep Violence. Rare, But Real

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

In an editorial about sleep violence, a man chronicles what it's like to commit violent acts in his sleep (granted, his didn't go much further than punching the headboard or acting like a defensive lineman).

Sleep Paralysis Gets Screentime--But Not as a Horror Flick

Dr. Michael J. Breus | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Michael J. Breus

Sleep paralysis is an area that deserves more attention and study.