Dreams help us regulate our emotions and adapt to stressful events. Repetitive content may represent an unsuccessful attempt to integrate difficult experiences.
Firefighters are hailed as heroes and pillars of strength, bravery and courage. But the daily stressors and traumas of their jobs take a heavy emotional toll that largely goes unnoticed by the public.
A scholar of the Rwandan genocide argues that while a genocide and a pandemic are very different, the experiences of Rwanda’s survivors may provide lessons on how to heal from pandemic trauma.
At times of anxiety and trauma an increase in unusual or vivid dreams and nightmares is not surprising.
To some extent, shell-shock still shapes our understanding of PTSD today.
Many hope that marijuana will help their insomnia. A sleep psychologist examines the evidence.
Niamh, age 7, wants to know why we have scary dreams. But after 200 years of study, dreams are still very much a mystery.
Even indirect exposure to the terrorist attacks of September 11 has left profound and deep impact on those too young to remember a world before that.
A recent survey suggests that a third of UK parents avoid reading their children scary stories. Is this a worrying trend?
Before we can understand night terrors and nightmares, we need to understand normal sleep.