You can do harm to yourself while dreaming.
Nightmares can be very vivid and seem real to the dreamer, even if they last only a few seconds in real time but seem longer during that time.
Have you ever dreamed you were having a fight with someone or something and woke up with your hand in pain from hitting the headboard thus realizing you might have to get an x-ray to see if there are any broken bones?
I think there is cause for concern using a specific type of night time sleeping aid called Melatonin, a substance that is naturally created by the brain to aid in sleeping. The drug or chemical comes in pill form and is sold over the counter without being actually tested for certain adverse side-effects.
A person very dear to me had such an experience. I find it necessary now to do more research on this so called Melatonin. But for now just read and find out more about this so called sleeping aid wonder drug. It is not actually that wonderful to me.
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