Wednesday, April 19, 2017
When I see a child that is having nightmares, I explain to the parents that they shouldn't let the child watch potentially frightening shows or movies close to bedtime. I should have taken my own advice when I recently watched the movie Shutter Island, starring Leonardo DiCaprio. I watched the movie right before I went to sleep, which was a mistake. On that night, my wife and kids were out of the house, so I was home alone. I fell asleep OK, but kept waking with nightmares related to what had happened in the movie. So I guess my advice to parents should be broadened to adults as well.