Women Have Nightmares, Men Dream of Sex

Posted on February 10, 2009 

Women Have Nightmares, Men Dream of Sex

Women have more nightmares than men, a British researcher says, but men are more likely to dream about sex.

“My most significant finding is that women in general do experience more nightmares than men,” she said. “An early study into dreams led to my discovering that normative research procedures into dream research often considered the structure of dreams, but that there is a gaping hole in terms of academic study that investigates emotional significance in the analysis of dreams.”

Women’s nightmares can be broadly divided into three categories: fearful dreams (being chased or life threatened), losing a loved one or confused dreams, Parker said.


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