Why some adults have frequent nightmares?

Why some adults have frequent nightmares:

How do we explain adults who still retain the child and teen inclinations of dreaming nightmares? As the teen enters young adulthood and beyond, the cognitive capacity increases and the individual is less likely to be frightened by primitive fears like monsters and illogical imagery. The adults who still see frequent nightmares have different chemistry. These people’s brains may not have caught up with their biological age because they have problems like mental illnesses or psychological disorders.

A recurrent nightmare happens when the brain’s neural circuitry for it is triggered. The brain’s impulses travel through the same circuit, to replay the same nightmare.

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