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  1. nightmares

    A nightmare, also known as a bad dream, is an unpleasant dream that can cause a strong emotional response from the mind, typically fear but also despair, anxiety or great sadness. The dream may contain situations of discomfort, psychological or physical terror, or panic. After a nightmare, a person will often awaken in a state of distress and may be unable to return to sleep for a short period of time. Recurrent nightmares may require medical help, as they can interfere with sleeping patterns and cause insomnia. Nightmares can have physical causes such as sleeping in an uncomfortable position or having a fever, or psychological causes such as stress or anxiety. Eating before going to sleep, which triggers an increase in the body's metabolism and brain activity, can be a potential stimulus for nightmares.The prevalence of nightmares in children (5–12 years old) is between 20 and 30%, and for adults is between 8 and 30%. In common language, the meaning of nightmare has extended as a metaphor to many bad things, such as a bad situation or a scary monster or person.

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  1. Nightmares

    When strange things begin happening to the students at Sunnydale High, it seems that everyone is living their worst nightmares. Buffy and the gang must hold together to stop the phenomena before reality and the nightmare world become one.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightmares in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of nightmares in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

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  1. Anne Germain:

    We think nightmares are so common that they have some purpose to process stressors.

  2. Death Metal frontman Jesse Hughes:

    I humbly beg forgiveness from the people of France, the staff and security of the Bataclan, my fans, family, friends and anyone else hurt or offended by the absurd accusations I made in my Fox Business Channel interview, the shame is 100% mine. I've been dealing with nonstop nightmares and struggling through therapy to make sense of this tragedy and insanity. I haven't been myself since November 13. I realize there's no excuse for my words, but for what it's worth: I am sincerely sorry for having hurt, disrespected or accused anyone.

  3. President Obama on Thursday:

    For many of them, the war goes on in the flashbacks that come rushing forward, and the nightmares that don't go away.

  4. Josh Bailey:

    I was afraid I was going to have to see that in my nightmares for a while, yeah, a little bit of redemption. Just happy to get the win.

  5. Rose McIntyre:

    This entire incident caused immense trauma, in fact, I suffered nightmares about it for a long time.

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