I am around 8-12 weeks pregnant (due my ultrasound on wednesday 13th) and since finding out I was pregnant.4 weeks ago I have had 3 occasions where I have awful nightmares. One two occasions I have woke crying. Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this in early pregnancy & did it persist throughout. I have no stress or worries about the pregnancy & get plenty of sleep. Also I did nothave any if this with my first child. Just curious :) thank you.
A lot of women talk about having this. I'm not sure why exactly it happens, but I suspect it has to do with all the hormonal and physical changes your body is undergoing. I think for a lot of women things sort of get back to normal as your body adjusts, usually around the end of first trimester. Congrats on your pregnancy.
I don't know the cause, why it happens, but I went through this with my first two pregnancies. It wasn't a nightly thing, but it lasted throught the whole pregnancies for me. My sister in law experiemced the same thing as me. It wasn't always nightmares, nightmares happened, but mostly we just had really strange or crazy dreams involving the baby or pregnancy. I'm 5 w4d into my 3rd pregnancy and no crazy dreams yet.
All nightmares are caused by palpitations. Persons who palpitation is easy to occur are easy to have nightmare, females are easier to have nightmare than males, because palpitation is easier occur to females than to males. Women have a huge amount of nightmares during pregnancy because women experience more palpitations in pregnancy. Physical factors that contribute to bad dreams include fever as also sleep because fever causes an increase in the heart rate, When palpitations occurs, people will have two main feelings: one is tachycardia cause a feeling of seeming to be pursuing
the other is bradycardia or premature beat cause the feeling of heart suspension or heart sinking. Therefore, people in sleep accordingly will have the two nightmares of being pursued (occasionally hunting other people) and flying in the air, and falling down. If transient cerebral ischemia or fainting occuring during the day may result in some very terrible dizziness, palpitations, feelings of chest pressure, dim vision, tinnitus and a variety of neurological symptoms. As a result, all the people who are prone to cerebral ischemia or fainting frail corporeity, excessive fear, taking the quinidine which may lead to low blood pressure, as well as a excessive high pillow ors, error in sleeping style which may lead to the aggrieved neck, pressed blood stream. when they sleep in deep night, they will have the extraordinary corresponding horrible dreams, in the dreams, they do some kind of terrible Belial pressuring them or being hunted down, but they can not cry out or escape, which are called nightmare in iatrology. Vague terrors in light sleep, which is known as sleep paralysis. Sometimes people was just woken up with the cerebral ischemia or fainting, be cause the vision continuing for a few minutes and dyskinesia have not yet concluded, which will cause psychological illusion that people struggle to wake up but fail to do it. For instance, a place in country, there is a "haunted" bed which makes people have nightmares every night, and it is this fact that the pillow in the bed is too high. Another example, sleeping pills are the treatment of nightmare of neurasthenia, due to the nightmare of such patients is caused by tachycardia, and sleeping pills can lead to slower heartbeat, moreover slower heartbeat sometimes leads to cerebral ischemia or fainting for people of low blood pressure. Therefore, treating a nightmare with sleeping pills at times is not only invalid, but also it will instead increase the patient's state of the disease.
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