Nightmare Disorder Statistics

(Also Known As: Nightmares Statistics, Dream Anxiety Disorder Statistics, Repeated Nightmares Statistics, Insomnia Statistics, Sleep Terror Disorder Statistics, Sleepwalking Disorder Statistics, Chronic Nightmare Disorder Statistics)

(Reviewed by: Paul Peterson, Licensed Therapist)

Statistics on Nightmare Disorder

  • The occurrence of persistent nightmares in children is between 10% to 50%
  • Students experience an average of 4 to 8 nightmares a year while adults normally experience nightmares only once or twice a year.
  • Young adults have 3% recurring nightmares and 1% of adults recount nightmare occurrence once or twice a week.
  • About 10% to 50% of children between the ages of 3 to 6 are estimated to suffer from nightmares that result in disturbed sleep and that of their parents as well.
  • 3 to 6 years old are the normal ages where nightmares begin to be experienced and accounts for the peak incidents of nightmares in children.
  • 80% of young children experienced scary dreams.
  • 75% of children can recall they have at least a few nightmares during their childhood.
  • 50% to 85% of the adults reported having nightmares every now and then.
  • About 2% to 8% of the general adult population can have nightmare problems.
  • Women are 2 – 4 times more prone to Nightmare Disorders than men.

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Related Conditions

Dyssomnia – Difficulty to Go to Sleep, Difficulty to Remain Sleeping, Sleep Disorder, Primary Sleep Disorder
Hypersomnia – Recurrent Episodes of Daytime Sleepiness, Sleep Disorder, Frequent Daytime Napping, Anxiety, Disturbed Sleep
Narcolepsy – Dyssomnia, Excessive Daytime Sleepiness, Daytime Drowsiness, Insomnia, Drooping Eyelids, Lack of Sleep, Sleep Awakening
Parasomnia NOS – Sleep Disorder, Abnormal Movements, Sleep Awakening, Abnormal Sleep Pattern, Dreaming, Disturbed Emotion and Behavior
Sleep Terror Disorder – Sleep Terror Disorder, Extreme Terror, Difficulty to Wake Up, Emotional Fear, Parasomnia
Sleepwalking Disorder – Somnambulism, Parasomnia, Engaging in Activities While in a State of Sleep