Call this a RESEARCH on CHILD PSYCH if you want to, from the Front Page Sections, translated…
Children who’d have constant nightmares or would sit up abruptly in their sleep, start screaming, would often get taken to the temples, to have a ritual performed on them; but, the newest research shows, that children under the age of twelve who have nightmares or night terrors often would have a higher risk of developing mental disorders later on in life.
Nightmares are bad dreams that happened during the children’s REM sleep cycles, and, children who had these, would often clearly recall the scenes, and start to fear and worry; night terrors, however, would occur in the NON REM sleep cycles, and the children would scream, sit up, and, upon waking, they would have NO recollections of what happened in those dreams, and, night terrors happen mostly in children eight years and younger.
In the most recent issue to “Sleep” magazine, a British research, the observations of 6,796 children under age twelve, started at age two, the researchers tracked their sleeping patterns, including, whether or not they’d have nightmares, sleep walking, difficulties falling back to sleep, or night terrors, etc., etc., etc., and checked if the children, after age twelve, would develop symptoms such as hallucinations, delusions, and fragmented thought processes, along with other signs of early onset of mental illnesses.
The results showed, that children under twelve who were plagued by nightmares over a year and a half, has a 3.5 times more chance of having early signs of mental illness; and, if the frequencies of the nightmares increased, then, the test subjects would have a higher risk of symptoms of psychological disorders.
But, the study also showed, that seventy-five percent of children from two and a half to nine had had nightmares; thirty-six percent children aged twelve have sleep difficulties such as sleep walking, night terrors, but, of those, only four percent showed an early onset of psychosis; the study speculated that the stresses in their daily lives can also show up in the dreams.
And so, from this, we can conclude??? Oh yeah, it’s still INCONCLUSIVE, because your child’s had nightmares or night terrors since god knows when, that doesn’t mean that they are on their ways to develop a MENTAL disorder, that merely means, that they may have experienced, gone through, seen, perceived something horrible firsthand, like say??? SEXUAL MOLESTATIONS, SEXUAL assaults? And that just tell you, the parents, to WATCH OVER your offspring as they sleep.