Can Dreams Tell You Something about Your Health?

Dreams and health - natural response mattressIn the modern world, we tend to brush off dreams as irrelevant, as fanciful stories our minds weave for themselves while we sleep and nothing more. But in the olden days, people paid much more attention to their dreams and considered them hugely important for everyday life. In fact, medical practice in Ancient Greece relied on dreams of a person to determine what their problem was.

Nowadays, we tend to know what causes medical problems. However, as we are learning more, we begin to discover that some of these folk beliefs may be rooted in some facts. A lot of medical conditions may be reflected by our dreams, or at least our sleep quality. These are, of course, not exact medical diagnoses, but they may point you in the right direction. If you are feeling ill, by all means visit a doctor.

Nightmares

As if nightmares weren’t bad enough themselves, they may be indicators of several conditions. The blood pressure medication based on beta-blockers has been linked to nightmares, as well as irregular coronary rhythm. Furthermore, nightmares may be the precursors of migraines in migraine sufferers.

Dreams where you are being attacked

These highly stressful dreams have been linked to early stages of nerve degeneration illnesses, such as Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s. These kinds of dreams tend to cause thrashing, sometimes quite violent. It may result in an injury. Normally during sleep, our body disables our muscles, precisely so we wouldn’t injure ourselves while acting out our dreams. Frequent manifestation of these dreams has been strongly linked to Alzheimer’s and may manifest years before any other sign of this vicious illness.

Bizarre and memorable dreams

The most common cause of such dreams is surely alcohol. This is something anyone who’s gone too far with hard liquor can tell you. Strange and immensely vivid dreams towards the end of the night are caused by alcohol. However, it is not the only cause of such strange dreams. An infection may cause the body to increase the amount of sleep, more particularly, the non-REM stages of sleep, in order to rest better. This, in turn may cause the REM phase to mix with the reality, creating half-awake, vivid dreams, or hallucinations. To make matters worse, some medications can cause these kinds of dreams as well. One malaria medication is said to cause ‘epic dreams’, which are long, consistent and full of bizarre creatures and events.

Remembering too many dreams

Having more dreams than normal may be an indicator of something being wrong. More specifically, chronic pain. The explanation, however, is a bit less fascinating. People experiencing chronic pain tend to wake up more during the night, increasing the likelihood of waking up during the REM phase, and remembering the dream. Similar thing happens to people who get too cold or too hot during the night.

No matter if you believe that your dreams can indicate something about your health or not, you should believe that getting a good night rest is vital for our health. This, at least is scientifically proven and undisputable.

In order to get the best possible sleep, you need the best possible mattress. Natural response mattress is exactly what it sounds like. A mattress which adapts to your body, providing you with comfort and support you need. In addition to this, a natural support mattress from Mattress Makers is fully made of natural materials, to ensure the best quality of sleep for the buyers. Contact Mattress Makers via the website, or visit the showroom, where experts can help you pick the best mattress to suit your needs and wants.

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