Sleep Deprivation + Nightmares

Recent research ties sleep deprivation to recurrent nightmares in adolescents aged 10-20. Researchers in China surveyed 19,229 students to reveal that recurrent nightmares occurred more often in those who habitually slept less than eight hours per night. The study found no significant association between sleepwalking and sleep deprivation. Interestingly, sleeping less than eight hours only on weekends lessened or eliminated the nightmares in subjects aged 14–17 and/or among the female subjects.

Sleep Medicine. December 2020.


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