Dreams, Nightmares and Night Terrors

January 24, 2006

Dr. Phil's guests scream, punch, fight and even eat — all while they're sleeping. They suffer from sleep terrors and nightmares that are destroying their lives. Dr. Phil offers his advice for putting these nighttime disorders to bed.

 

 

"It's Like You're Trapped"

Scott's sleepwalking has gotten so dangerous that he has attempted to smother his wife, Heather, with a pillow, has walked outside shirtless in freezing weather, and has even kicked Heather in the stomach while she was pregnant.

 

"I'm always sleeping with one eye open."

  


  

'I Live in Constant Fear' 
For the past 20 years, Nathalie has been plagued by the same gruesome nightmare. Now she worries that she's losing her sanity.

 

 

 

What's behind these haunting dreams?

  


  

Nighttime Nibbling

Angela has been eating in her sleep for the past 15 years. She wakes up to find chocolate on her clothes, food wrappers in her bed — even tuna casserole on her fingers!

 

 

Can Dr. Phil close the fridge on Angela's munching? 

 

 

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