Why do I have so many nightmares?
I have nightmares nearly every night. I had the problem for years now. I am 15 but still remember nightmares I had when I was 4. at that age I was terrified of going to bed because of my nightmares. I remember them so well. i even had bloody nightmares at that age. even now I mostly have violent nightmares that I'm being stabbed (like I did last night) or I'm hurting other people. i was never abused or anything by the way. i also never played violent video games or watched scary or violent movies. I've never been through anything traumatic when i was that young either. other times my nightmares are just scary or frustrating. however it was only about 2 nights in my life where I actually woke up with a bad panic attack. and it wasn't recent either. i have anxiety and depression right now. but I developed these 2 disorders later on in my life so I don't believe they are the cause of my nightmares because I've been having them since I was a child. i pray every night as well. But does anybody know what the cause of my nightmares are and why I had vivid and sometimes violent ones as a child? thank you