Frequent nightmares could be a sign of Parkinson’s, study says

  • Abidemi Otaiku
  • The Conversation *

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Every night, when we go to sleep, we spend a few hours in a virtual world created by our brains, where we are protagonists of a story that we do not consciously create. In other words, we dream.

For most people, dreams are predominantly pleasant, sometimes negative, often bizarre, but rarely terrifying. That’s when we remember them.

However, for about 5% of people, pretty memorable and terrifying nightmares (the ones that make you wake up) happen weekly or even every night.

Recent studies show that Parkinson’s patients have nightmares and bad dreams more often than people without the disease.

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