What’s Behind Bad Dreams?

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(HealthDay News) — Nightmares may be more frightening if you’re a child and don’t understand what’s behind them.

The Mayo Clinic explains potential causes for bad dreams:

  • Daily events that cause stress, or major life changes (such as a move or loss in the family).
  • A traumatic accident or injury.
  • Insufficient sleep.
  • Some medications, such as antidepressants.
  • Certain health conditions, such as significant anxiety.
  • Watching a scary movie or reading a scary book.