Why am I having nightmares?

Nightmares are bad dreams, and they can make us feel scared, angry or sad. Everyone has nightmares sometimes. We don’t always know what dreams mean, but they are probably telling us something about what’s going on in our heads.

If you’re having a lot of nightmares about the same thing all the time, it could mean that something in your life is bothering you. Maybe it’s a person you are fighting with, or a worry about school. You might be feeling OK about it when you’re awake, but if you’re dreaming about it, it means it’s still at the back of your mind. There could be other reasons too. For example, some medications can make you dream differently. Being sick and having a fever can also give you really strange dreams. Those dreams should go back to normal when you get healthier.

If you’ve been through a trauma – like losing a loved one, or being robbed or attacked – you might dream about that a lot. It’s OK, that’s normal. It’s your brain’s way of trying to understand what happened to you. But if you are having a lot of nightmares even though the trauma happened long ago, it’s a good idea to speak to a trusted adult, a counsellor, or a psychologist about your feelings.

To learn more about how your mind works, check out articles in the Brain Freezzz section.

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B-Wise User Sianne 4 March 2017 10:45

Now I know why I get night mare's Thank you

B-Wise Expert Expert 20 April 2018 12:15

Hi there, thank you for your feedback