Nightmare disorder, which is also called dream anxiety disorder, is characterized by the occurrence of repeated dreams during which the sleeper feels threatened and frightened. The sense of fear causes the person to awake.Nightmares are only considered a disorder if disturbing dreams cause you distress or keep you from getting enough sleep. Nightmares can be triggered by many factors, including: Stress, Truama, Sleep Deprivation, The sleep disturbance causes significant distress or problems with functioning during the day, Your dream wakes you, You can think clearly upon awakening and can recall details of your dream.
Medical condition treatment, Stress or anxiety treatment, Medication, Imagery rehearsal therapy are the most useful treatments for night mare disorder.The paper presents the research results of those who had PTSD and were examined. The group was of 90 persons, who were former political prisoners in Poland. The State and Trait of Anxiety Inventory and the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale were applied in order to measure the intensity of anxiety and depressive symptoms. 76% of those examined had nightmares. This group is also significant for its' high level momentary anxiety, anxiety as a persistent personality trait as well as uncommon (20%) incidence of depression.