Navigation Links
9/11 Attacks Changed Way Americans Dream

Small study suggests images more intense, but oddly lacking planes flying into towers

FRIDAY, Feb. 1 (HealthDay News) -- The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, not only caused huge political and social changes, they also altered the dreams of Americans.

That's the suggestion from a small study published in the February issue of Sleep.

Dr. Ernest Hartmann of Tufts University and Newton-Wellesley Hospital in Boston looked at 11 men and 33 women, aged 22-70, who'd been recording their dreams for at least two years. Each of the participants provided information about 20 consecutive dreams, 10 before 9/11 and 10 after 9/11.

The study found that dreams after 9/11 showed more intense images, but weren't longer, more dreamlike or more bizarre than those before terrorists flew planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.

In addition, the dreams after 9/11 did not contain more images of airplanes or buildings. None of the participants had dreams involving airplanes flying into buildings, even though they'd all seen such images many times on TV.

"The more intense imagery is very consistent with findings in people who have experienced trauma of various kinds," Hartmann said in a prepared statement. "The idea is that we all experienced at least some trauma on (9/11)."

More information

The U.S. National Sleep Foundation has more about dreams.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: American Academy of Sleep Medicine, news release, Feb. 1, 2008

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Kidney cancer drug attacks a major type of acute myeloid leukemia
2. Investigating causes of asthma attacks: New sensor system monitors environmental exposure
3. Agent orange chemical, dioxin, attacks the mitochondria to cause cancer, says Penn research team
4. Heart Attacks Peak During the Holidays
5. Emergency Care for Heart Attacks, Pneumonia Fails to Meet Goals
6. Heart attacks/pneumonia falls short of national goals
7. Are We Ready? Washington Hospital Center Sets Precedents in Preparedness for 9/11-Style Attacks
8. Kids Fight Back Against Vicious Attacks on Childrens Health Insurance Bill
9. FTC Attacks Infomercial Marketer to Silence Best-Selling Authors Weight-Loss Tips
10. Panic Attacks May Hike Heart Disease Risk in Women
11. Treating obstructive sleep apnea, preventing heart attacks and strokes
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
9/11 Attacks Changed Way Americans Dream
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... Lizzie’s Lice Pickers just announced a special promotion ... off of their purchase of lice treatment product. In addition, customers will receive a ... company spokesperson. “Finding lice is a sure way to ruin the holidays, so we ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... Viejo, CA (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... for use in Final Cut Pro X. With ProSidebar: Fasion, video editors can ... or use ProSidebar as a minimalist title opener. Utilize presets featuring self-animating drop ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... 2015 , ... Consistent with the Radiology Business Management ... Radiology Marketing Programs meeting will showcase some of the best 2015 radiology ... Palace in Las Vegas with a pre-conference session on a collaborative approach for ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... ... November 27, 2015 , ... A simply groundbreaking television series, ... interesting show that delves into an array of issues that are presently affecting Americans. ... from open dialogue, this show is changing the subjects consumers focus on, one episode ...
(Date:11/27/2015)... (PRWEB) , ... November 27, 2015 , ... ... Health-E-minds, an innovative online platform for mental health and wellness consultation, has collaborated ... This partnership will bridge the knowledge gap experienced by parents and bring advice ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/26/2015)... Nov. 26, 2015 Research and Markets ... the "2016 Future Horizons and Growth Strategies ... Supplier Shares, Country Segment Forecasts, Competitive Intelligence, Emerging ... --> --> This ... the Italian therapeutic drug monitoring market, including emerging ...
(Date:11/25/2015)...  Amgen (NASDAQ: AMGN ) today announced the ... the United States (U.S.) Food and ... to Humira ® (adalimumab). Amgen believes this submission ... FDA and represents Amgen,s first BLA submission using the ... M.D., executive vice president of Research and Development at ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... Nov. 25, 2015  ARKRAY USA ... to provide evidence demonstrating the accuracy of its blood ... on Insulin Resistance, Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease in ... the Company,s GLUCOCARD ® 01 meter and the ... requirements. The ability to accurately measure glucose levels in ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: