A study found that men are more likely to have nightmares about disaster while women will be haunted by dreams of "interpersonal conflict." A group of Canadian researchers studied 572 volunteers who recorded a total of 10,000 dream journals.
The study, "Thematic And Content Analysis Of Idiopathic Nightmares And Bad Dreams," found that men were twice as likely (9.4% compared to 4.7%) to report nightmares of disaster and calamity than women.
Dr. Genevieve Robert and Dr. Antonio Zadra from the department of psychology at the University Of Montreal published the research.
Dr Robert remarks on some of the more severe repercussions of women's nightmares, saying, "dreams of interpersonal conflicts may elicit a more intense emotional response in women, leading to a greater proportion of such dreams ending in nightmare awakening."