Subscribe for daily wellness inspiration

Like onlymyhealth on Facebook!

Say NO to Bad Dreams with these Effective Remedies

By:Vasudha Bhat, Onlymyhealth Editorial Team,Date:Oct 27, 2014
Bad dreams are a part of almost every human being’s life. These nightmares are a result of the subconscious mind dealing with anxiety. So, here are few ways in which you can calm your mind and have a sound sleep.
  • 1

    What are Nightmares?

    When a person’s worst fears are brought to life in the form of dreams, they are known as nightmares. Terror which a person believes to be the worst thing that could happen to them in life is mostly what the nightmare is about. Almost all people of any age or gender have been through this frightening experience. Therefore, to make sure that you don’t go through this again, take these tips seriously.

    Image courtesy: Getty Images

    What are Nightmares?
  • 2

    Reality is Beautiful

    If you wake up straight from a nightmare, take a deep breath and take a complete look of your surroundings. This will make you realize that what you just saw was not a part of your reality but was only a dream.

    Image courtesy: Getty Images

    Reality is Beautiful
  • 3

    Wake your Partner Up

    If you are sleeping with someone, do not hesitate to wake them up. Tell them that you had had a nightmare and ask them to comfort you with a hug. When you recount the horror you experienced in the dream, it will help you get over the shock.

    Image courtesy: Getty Images

    Wake your Partner Up
  • 4

    Write about the Nightmare

    To have a sense of closure, you must write down about your bad dream on a piece of paper. This will give you insights about the nightmare and eventually helping to get over it.

    Image courtesy: Getty Images

    Write about the Nightmare
  • 5

    Talk about your Nightmare

    Discussing about your nightmare can help you get over the fear. Although not many people would understand but, finding someone who can feel sympathetic can always offer some help.

    Image courtesy: Getty Images

    Talk about your Nightmare
  • 6

    Check the Theme of your Nightmare in Dream Dictionary

    These dictionaries may be available in a bookstore or you can find them online. Although they might not always be correct but, it can decode the signal your subconscious mind has been sending.

    Image courtesy: Getty Images

    Check the Theme of your Nightmare in Dream Dictionary
  • 7

    Listen to Soft Music

    Having a nightmare may cause tensed nerves. Hence, listening to soft and soothing music can help you calm down the tensed nerves. You can also return to a sound sleep while listening to a soft number.

    Image courtesy: Getty Images

    Listen to Soft Music
  • 8

    Think about Pleasant Experiences

    Before you go to sleep, think about all the pleasant things that took place in the day. If due to any reason you happen to think about things that made your day or life unpleasant, you are very likely to have a bad dream.

    Image courtesy: Getty Images

    Think about Pleasant Experiences
Load More
X
MORE FOR YOU
  • All
  • Article
  • Slideshow
  • Video
  • QnA