Nightmares are bright, realistic dreams that make you wake up during deep sleep. Because of nightmares, palpitations are greatly increased. Usually, nightmares occur in the phase of sleep with a rapid eye movement. Since the duration of the fast sleep phase increases throughout the night, it is especially often nightmares that occur in the morning.
Nightmares in adults are usually spontaneous. Various factors or irregularities can cause them.
Sometimes nightmares arise after a dense meal before going to sleep, which increases the metabolic processes and signals to the brain about the need for greater body activity. The appearance of nightmares can provoke some specific medications. Medications, such as antidepressants and drugs that affect neurotransmitters, often cause nightmares. Non-psychotropic medications, including drugs for the treatment of high blood pressure, can also cause nightmares in adults.
Fortunately, certain ways reduce the frequency of nightmares and their impact on the quality of life. First, if nightmares are a consequence of taking medications, you need to replace the medication or change its dose to eliminate this unwanted side effect.