Nightmares? You Could Be Sleeping Too Much
Have you started the day with your mind racing from a nightmare? You're not alone. I find that most of mine happen right before I wake up in the morning. Guess what? We may be sleeping too much.
According to the study in Social Psychiatry And Psychiatric Epidemiology, those sleeping more than 9 hours a night have more nightmares. Also, something you've already experienced doesn't necessarily cause your dream state. Study author Stephanie Rek explained, sleeping in long stretches may result in more rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, which is when nightmares usually happen.
This doesn't explain why movie music runs throughout mine. Maybe that's another blog for a different day.