A just concluded study has found that women are more prone to nightmares than men and their most common dream is that their partner is deceiving them.
The three most frequently-described dreams among women are teeth falling out, being chased and seeing spiders, reports the Daily mail. The top three among men are dream about flying, meeting a beautiful stranger or finding money.
The findings are substantiated through the study of 2,000 men and women across the United States, carried out by bed firm Amerisleep. The study revealed that the most common dream seen in the country is about falling that closely followed by having sex with someone you shouldn’t.
Other dreams include being chased, being back in school and being unprepared for a test or important event. Although men also report nightmares, but they mostly dream of exciting and joyful things.
Anne Cutler, a psychoanalyst, while analyzing the root of gender disparities in dreams explained, “Nightmares come from anxiety and women being more prone to anxiety disorders than men may be an underlying reason for this.”
Jennie Parker, a psychology researcher, has speculated that women may be more fixated on their anxieties and may be more likely to remember dreams that focus on those anxieties.
“If women are asked to report the most significant dream they ever had they are more likely than men to report a very disturbing nightmare,” said Parker after publishing a report that drew a similar conclusion.
The study also highlighted that 25 percent of women remember their dreams almost every night compared to 14 percent for men.