New York, Aug 22: A new study has revealed that Women have more nightmares than men, and also their nightmares are found to be emotionally more intense than mens’.
The results showed that the most common nightmare for females is about their partner cheating on them.On the other hand researchers added that Men typically dream more of exciting and joyful things than women.
“Nightmares come from anxiety. The extent to which women are more prone to anxiety disorders than men may be an underlying reason for this,” Anne Cutler, a US-based psychoanalyst, was quoted as saying to dailymail.co.uk.
Teeth falling out, being chased, and seeing spiders are the other three most frequently-occurring nightmares among women.
Also common were nightmares about being chased (51 per cent), being back in school (38 per cent), and being unprepared for a test or important event (34 per cent).Conversely, men are most likely to dream about flying, meeting a beautiful stranger, or finding money.
The study says that women also better remember their dreams or nightmares than men.
A quarter of women (24 per cent) remember their dreams almost every night compared to 14 per cent for men, the data showed.
“Women may be more fixated on their anxieties and may be more likely to remember dreams that focus on those anxieties,” added Jennie Parker, researcher at the University of West England.
Around 2,000 men and women from the US by Amerisleep — a bed firm in Arizona participated in the study .