Women have more terrifying dreams
Women experience far more terrifying nightmares than men, a study has found. Their dreams are also more intense and leave more of an impression when they wake up, scientists say.
Psychologists say changes in a woman's body temperature - caused by her monthly cycle - are responsible for increasing the number of vivid and disturbing dreams.
The correlation between a woman's menstrual cycle and the vividness of her dreams is quite interesting. Researchers found that women's dreams were more emotional, vivid, and memorable when they were premenstrual. It has been hypothesized for a while that women are simply better than men at remembering their dreams and more open to talking about them, but within this study it did appear women were having more nightmares than the men:
When asked to record their most recent dream, 19 per cent of male students reported having a nightmare compared to 30 per cent of women.