How many times have you woken up in a panic, thinking you slept through an exam or an important meeting, only to check your phone and realize you were just dreaming? It turns out that nightmares like this are just the brain's way of helping you avoid oversleeping. Dreams about stressful scenarios like sleeping through class, fighting with your significant other, or even being chased by a mysterious figure might have evolved to help us to work through our anxieties in a risk-free environment, better preparing us to face our fears in real life.
A Nightmare a Day Keeps Danger at Bay
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Written by Andrea Michelson July 22, 2019
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