Nightmares are more frequent among children and adolescents, with less frequency into adulthood. Half of adults experience nightmares on occasion, and among women more than men. These infrequent. Nightmare disorder, also known as dream anxiety disorder, is a sleep disorder characterized by frequent nightmares.The nightmares, which often portray the individual in a situation that jeopardizes their life or personal safety, usually occur during the REM stages of sleep. Though most people have experienced at least one nightmare during their life, subjects with nightmare disorder experience Specialty: Psychiatry.
Aug 09, 2018 · While children and teens may have more frequent nightmares, adults can and do still have them as well. A literature review found that 85% of adults report at least one nightmare the previous year, 8-29% have monthly nightmares, and 2-6% report weekly nightmares. Older adults are 20-50% less likely to have nightmares compared to younger adults.