Bad Dreams: This Is the Most Common Nightmare for People in Texas
Nice dreams are the best. You wake up smiling or laughing, and usually you're in a good mood for the rest of the morning.
Nightmares, on the other hand, are the worst. You might be surprised to know that there are other people having the exact same bad dream as you.
Most Common Nightmare in America
Mattress Advisor surveyed over 1,500 people across the United States to determine the most common nightmare across the country. Getting lost is the most common nightmare in Arizona, with almost 20% of people in the state claiming their most frequent bad dream is about not knowing where they are.
(Side note: Arizona and Alaska are the two states with the most open missing-persons cases per capita in the nation. The most common bad dream in Alaska is being chased).
According to Mattress Advisor's survey, these are the top 10 most common nightmares across the nation:
- Being chased: 13.45%
- Falling: 11.23%
- Missing important events: 7.83%
- Teeth falling out: 6.79%
- Loved one dying: 5.74%
- Getting lost: 5.74%
- Getting trapped somewhere: 4.70%
- Being dumped: 4.63%
- An ex: 4.57%
- Home invasion: 3.07%
Some disturbing new studies show that having frequent nightmares may be a risk factor for dementia, especially in men, according to medscape.com.
Most Common Nightmare in Texas
In Texas, the most common nightmare was also the second-most experienced nightmare nationwide. Over 14% of people in the Lone Star State dream of falling, along with nine other states, including Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah.
If you're dreaming about falling, you could be experiencing stress and anxiety during your waking hours.
For the full list of the most common nightmares in all 50 states, visit mattressadvisor.com.