Why do we get Nightmares? | #aumsum

It’s AumSum Time. Why do we get nightmares? Because everyday my teacher conducts a surprise
test. No. On waking, we feel our heart pounding and
can usually recollect the nightmare. Nightmares usually occur during the REM stage
of sleep. Even though they are more common in children,
many adults also experience them. There could be multiple reasons behind nightmares. Having late-night snacks increases our metabolism. Triggering more brainwaves and causing nightmares. Certain medications like blood pressure medications,
antidepressants, etc. Can also cause nightmares. Also, if we are sleep deprived or have certain
sleep disorders. This can also lead to nightmares. Stress and anxiety can also lead to adult
nightmares. People who have experienced a huge trauma
or are suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Can also suffer from nightmares. Thus, eating healthy. Sleeping on a schedule and staying stress-free
can help us stay away from nightmares. What is sleep paralysis? No idea. Sleep paralysis is a condition in which we
are conscious. But temporarily unable to move or speak. It can usually occur when we suddenly wake
up during REM sleep. What is REM sleep. Basically, there are four stages of sleep. One of them is Rapid eye movement sleep, i.e.,
REM sleep. In this stage, we dream. Researchers suggest that when we enter REM
sleep. Two chemicals, glycine and GABA “switch off”
the activity of cells. In the brain that allow our muscles to move. Oh no. This is so bad. No. It is actually beneficial because paralyzed
muscles prevent us. From enacting our dreams in reality and getting
hurt. However, sometimes we suddenly wake up during
REM sleep. But if glycine and GABA are still active. We are temporarily unable to move, even though
we are conscious. This is called sleep paralysis. Which is the best sleeping position? Mine. Alright. Let’s see. Sleeping on our back allows our spine to rest
in a neutral position. Preventing neck and back pain. Also, as the face is not pressed against the
pillow. It avoids over wrinkling. However, this position is prone to more snoring. Sleeping on our stomach prevents snoring but
makes it difficult to maintain a neutral spine position. It puts pressure on our joints and muscles,
leading to numbness, neck and back pain, etc. Sleeping on our side keeps the spine elongated
and prevents neck and back pain. Sleeping especially on the left side decreases
acid reflux, improves blood circulation, digestion, etc. However, side sleeping presses our face against
the pillow and increases the chances of wrinkling. Some people even curl up tightly while sleeping
on one side. This restricts breathing. Now, since all positions have advantages and
disadvantages, there is no best position. But if sleeping in a specific position is
causing problems. You can switch to other positions for better
results. My horse fainted. Somebody help. HaHa. Just Kidding. Horses can sleep lying down, but being massive
in size. They wouldn’t be able to get up and run
from predators. Also, Lying down for long restricts blood circulation
putting pressure on their organs. Hence, through evolution. They developed a mechanism called stay apparatus. In which they lock the ligaments and tendons
of their legs to avoid falling, Thus helping them take small naps while standing.

100 Replies to “Why do we get Nightmares? | #aumsum

  1. Aumsum I love your videos a lot they are very useful and interesting in my school everyday we have at facts and explain so every day tell one of the fact from your channel and I also have a request can you make a video on how were chocolates invented? or how were ice creams invented? Please please please please please.

  2. mr aumsum:why do we get nightmares.

    ausum:bc my teacher always conducts a surprise math test

    me:yeah so just get over it and try do the calculate it the do it man!.

  3. Really satisfied with Sleep Paralysis explanation. Appreciate for giving the Reason and Resolution for the first topic. That helps a lot. I have few more questions on "Sleep/dream" topic.
    1. Why are dreams feel longer even though they actually finish in seconds?
    2. Why does some dreams continue even though we wake up in between?
    3. Why does some dreams repeat?
    4. Why do we get some crazy dreams like flying in air or being in water. They are not part of our daily activities right… And it's not like we can really fly in real life either.
    5. We get dreams in flashes of images. Don't we? Then, how about Blind people?

  4. When i say yes to nightmares i end up stealing the infinity gauntlet then snapping out my nightmares like 99.999999999999999999999999999999%of the time

  5. Yesterday i had a nightmare and i woke up shouting nd today youtube suggests me tis video 😅🙃🙃

  6. Oh, I thought you were also gonna talk about the sleep paralysis demons and monsters that look at you or are on you or next to you just watching while you can't even move

  7. all about something about sleep

    -sleeping position
    -how horse can sleep

  8. I watched fgteev slendrina and bendy and the ink machine videos! Then i got a nightmare bendy and slendrina attacked me in the nightmare!! And i'm no longer watching slendrina and bendy videos!!! slaps slendrina and bendy

  9. Rem sleep happened to me a lot I couldn’t move and I was trying hard to move so I could breath that’s what it happens to me

  10. Nightmares happen beacause natural fears and certain chemical reactions occur in our brain when the chemicals from pills food and even staying up can cause chemicals to make those reactions possible

  11. I just noticed it said my dead wife anime or something like that on the coffin

  12. Impressive videoes by you.
    Continue making such videos.
    It gives knowledge alot.

  13. I have night mare in last night coz overnight in roblox just try the game and search sleepover and click overnight (story) with many like there a fake overnight

  14. I got a nightmare of Red Sun and Lunarmoon, I didn't scream or wake up, I destroyed evil ones in the end, then I woke up in the morning calmly.

  15. #aumsum

    Can eating pizza actually give you nightmares?

    In fact, if you die in a nightmare, do you die in real life?

  16. I did all of those things and I still have nightmares of being eaten alive by a dinosaur… can you explain why?

  17. 3:05 That's not true. I always sleep on my side ways and its always so relaxing I never had any neck and back pains before.

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