“ Nightmares mean a person isunable to put his ghosts to rest “ - Dr. Besselvan der Kolk
Nightmare Sleep Disorders suggested solutions: a. Children nightmares: 1- Ask the child to make drawing from the dream. Then ask him to redraw the dream with better ending. 2- Exposure to the fear stimulus: e.g1: If the child dream about killing and guns, let him talk to a policeman to break the fear. e.g2: If the child having terrifying nightmare about fire, take him on a trip to the fire station. 3- Read relevant stories that provide a model success in dealing with source of fear similar to the one in the child nightmare.
Nightmare Sleep Disorders suggested solutions: a. Cont. Children nightmares: 4- Provide appropriate toys and room accessories: e.g. flashlight shaped like gun to kill monsters. 5- Leave the door of the childs room open telling him that you will hear if he called or screamed. 6- Tell the child to write a message telling the monster not to visit him in his dreams and make him hang it on his room door . 7- Reward the child if he wakes up for being brave. 8- Give the child a teddy bear to hug with your perfume on it.
Nightmare Sleep Disorders suggested solutions: a. Cont. Children nightmares: 9- Trying what causing the nightmare during the day. 10- Read for them a story with a happy ending.
Nightmare Sleep Disorders suggested solutions: b. Adult nightmares: 1- Change your bed !!Get an unusual creative one. 2- Use the Iphone to get better sleep. Some Apps provide natural sounds to help having a relax sleep and others analyze your sleep habits by placing the phone next to you while sleeping. 3-Start writing your nightmare. The novel “Dr.Jekyll and Mr.Hyde” was abased on a nightmare. 4- Give a good interpreting to your nightmare and try to understand it . 5- Go to a group therapy sessions.
Nightmare Sleep Disorders suggested solutions: b. Cont. Adult nightmares: 6- Create a webpage or a group on any social network to share nightmares with other and find solutions . 7- Try to re-dream the nightmare. Close your eyes , visualize the dream happening as it did before, then try a new behavior .Repeat this with alternative actions until you reach a comfortable scenario . This will stop the recurrence of the nightmare. 8- Sleep outdoors. 9- Pleasant smell during sleep makes pleasant dreams.
Nightmare Sleep Disorders suggested solutions: b. Cont. Adult nightmares: 10 – Follow Feng shui science in your bedrooms. 11- Think happy thoughts before sleeping. 12- Watch something funny before sleeping. 13- Wear a bright comfortable pajamas. 14- Try not to sleep a lone for couple of days. 15- Read until you fell a sleep.
Nightmare Sleep Disorders suggested solutions: b. Cont. Adult nightmares: 16 – Have a regular schedule for sleeping. 17- Drink milk before sleep. 18- Don’t eat heavy before sleep. 19-Go to a therapist. 20- Have a relaxation therapy. 21- Clear your mind of worries.
Nightmare Sleep Disorders suggested solutions: b. Cont. Adult nightmares: 22 – Avoid watching evening news. 23- Give up smoking. 24- stop using drugs that are not essential to your health. 25- Sleep with your favorite blanket. 26- Use a nightlight . 27-Keep your door open.
Nightmare Sleep Disorders suggested solutions: b. Cont. Adult nightmares: 28 –Add positive elements in the room. 29- Have a bath around an hour before bed.. 30- Take time to breath fresh air in the morning. 25- Map out what you want to dream about.