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Fun Fact Friday

Oneirophobia is the fear of dreams, first originated in The Dream Frontier, written by Mark Blechner, a neuro-psychoanalyst at the William Alanson White Institute. The fear is suffered commonly due to having nightmares or dreams affecting their normal lives. Sufferers would try everything to avoid sleep, like watching television, movies, playing video games, reading books, newspapers, and magazines, exercising, and making conversations.

Oneirophobia can be treated by for example talk therapy, which is used to teach that dreams are just illusive images made by the brain while sleeping.

If you lived the life Nadine does, you would probably be afraid to dream too. #lodw

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