Depression, Insomnia And Exhaustion May Be Major Risk Factors For Frequent Nightmares

HealthDay (4/15, Preidt) reports that a study published in the April issue of the journal Sleep suggests that “depression, insomnia and exhaustion may be major risk factors for frequent nightmares.” The study of approximately 14,000 adults in Finland revealed that “frequent nightmares were reported by about 28 percent of people with severe depression and about 17 percent of those with frequent insomnia.” The study’s lead author suggested in a news release, “It might be possible that nightmares could function as early indicators of onset of depression and therefore have previously untapped diagnostic value.”

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— “Depression, Insomnia, Fatigue Are the Stuff of Nightmares,” Robert Preidt, HealthDay, April 14, 2015.

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