Nightmares usually begin before the age of 10 and are considered a normal part of childhood, unless they significantly interfere with sleep, physical development, or psychosocial development. They tend to be more common in girls than in boys. Nightmares may continue into adulthood.
Repeated nightmares may also occur with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Nigthmares are different from
Nightmares - repeated; Dream anxiety disorder