Correlates and Treatments of Nightmares in Adults

2009 Brant Hasler and Anne Germain

Nightmares, distressing dreams that primarily arise from REM sleep, are prevalent among the general population and even more so among clinical populations. The frequency of nightmares and related nightmare distress are linked to both sleep disturbance and waking psychopathology. Based on the extant evidence, nightmares appear to be particularly relevant to posttraumatic stress disorder, and may even be implicated in its pathophysiology.

Key wordspost-traumatic stress disorder / ptsd / trauma