What are the sexual predilections of nightmare disorder?

Updated: Aug 08, 2018
  • Author: Daniel R Neuspiel, MD, MPH, FAAP; Chief Editor: Caroly Pataki, MD  more...
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Young children exhibit no sex differences in nightmare prevalence. [5] However, in one study of children aged 13–16 years, more girls than boys reported nightmares. [4]

Among adolescents and young adults, women report nightmares more frequently than men. [7]


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