In the past month, I’ve been having nightmares almost every night. There was no consistency in the nightmare’s themes, the only consistency was that I was getting them almost every night.
I have been suffering from migraines for a while now and taking pain killers and I also had a rootcanal 2 days ago, so I have been taking a bunch of pain killers for that. So the only change is the painkillers.
I woke up this morning, and looked up the things that could trigger nightmares. This is what I found:
Nightmares occur commonly, particularly in children (20-30%, decreasing with age). It also occurs in adults (about 5-8% report problems with nightmares), more commonly in women. Nightmare sufferers complain of an increased number of nighttime awakenings, difficulty falling asleep, and problems with daytime memory and anxiety following a poor night’s sleep.
Nightmares are associated with medications used to treat both medical and psychiatric illnesses. Some of the more common types of medicines that cause nightmares are antidepressants, pain killers, sleep aids, blood pressure pills, and drugs to help smokers quit tobacco use.