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Nightmares Are Good for You, According to Scientists

And what experts think they mean

Photo: Gabriele Vilkaite / EyeEm/Getty Images

WWhether you’re a restful or restless sleeper, you’ve likely had the experience of waking up at night in a cold sweat, heart pounding with fear, only to sigh with relief when you realize that person chasing you down a dark alley was just a figment of a bad dream.

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