We all aim to have a good night sleep that is uninterrupted and with good dreams that we can recall after waking up. Some people would claim that they do not dream, but the reality is that they did dream when they slept that night, it’s just that, they were unable to recall the dream they had. Sleeping and dreaming are associated to R.E.M or rapid eye movement. A person having rapid eye movement when sleeping is said to be dreaming as well. But not all dreams are good dreams. On the question of how to get rid of bad dreams, we turn into some scientific and even psychological approach into achieving this.
The scientific approach to avoiding bad dreams is generally involving having a healthy lifestyle overall. Eating healthy food, exercising, and good routine prior to sleeping is associated to having good dreams all the time. If you will be asking how to get rid of bad dreams, you may be answered by another question too, what happened during the bad dream? When a person had a bad dream, she is encouraged to recall what happened during the dream to be able to get meaning out of it. This is where psychoanalysis would take place.
The psychological approach in preventing bad dreams is through means psychoanalysis. Some therapists perform psychoanalysis to help the patient to get rid of his bad dreams. This is especially true if the bad dream is recurring. Recurring in the sense that the same place, people, and event kept on happening and is causing discomfort to the person when he dreams of it. Through the method of psychoanalysis and therapy, the person is encouraged to narrate everything that happened in the bad dream, and the therapist will try to give meaning to it by asking more questions around it.