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  Has the war given you nightmares?
Updated 11 April 2003, 19.03

With all the news coverage of the war in Iraq, many people are having trouble sleeping because of everything they've heard.

Nightmares can often happen after scary events, it's the brain's way of coping.

Have you been affected?

opening quoteI keep having the same dream that are soldiers are being horrible to Iraqi people and it gets really scary. I can't wait until it is over because sometimes I can't sleep properly.closing quote
Gemma, 12, Croydon

opening quoteI don't think war is anything to have nightmares about. I mean sure war is REALLY FREAKY but you shouldn't let it bother you unless someone close to you is fighting.closing quote
Kim, 12, New York City, USA

opening quoteI live in the USA so the war is really, really scaring me, but I've never had trouble sleeping.closing quote
Christine, 12, Huron

opening quoteI've just woke up from a dream that I was in the doctors and we had to shut all the doors because my house was being bombed-it was really horrible and freaky!closing quote
Lydia, 12, Northants

opening quoteI DON'T have any bad dreams about the war. I think we should be grateful that we aren't being bombed!closing quote
Alice, 11, Gosport

opening quoteThe other night I dreamt I was watching the Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King. At the end the war of the ring turned into the real war, there was blood and explosions everywhere, all the characters were killed and soldiers took their places but were mown down...it was horrible!closing quote
Ceinwen, 13, Monmouth

opening quoteI have terrible nightmares about Iraq. I'm so confused about what I feel, and this usually affects my sleep. I just dread to think what the innocent people of Iraq have to go through. I'm sure they have much worse nightmares.closing quote
Sophia, 13, Essex

opening quoteI get really scared that the war will cost so much we won't have anything good anymore because all the money is being spent on the war.closing quote
Becky, 13, Hull

opening quoteOn my birthday,I was opening my presents and my dad put the news on. The news was scaring me, I asked if he could change it over. In the end, I went to my room and thought about the war. At 9 o'clock I went to bed and had the worst dream I ever had.closing quote
Alex, 10, Oxford

opening quoteI don't get nightmares, but I still don't think we should of gone to war because many kids are getting too worried and upset about it. I feel really sad when I watch the news... when all these innocent people are killed.closing quote
Martha, 11, Torbay

opening quoteSometimes I feel as though I'm stuck in the middle of the war and I can't break free. I get really upset and emotional.closing quote
Katie, 11, Harrogate

opening quoteWar is horrible! I'm really lucky that I never had bad dreams about the war, but sometimes when I'm watching the news, I feel very sad!closing quote
Emily, 14, Orlando

opening quoteI sometimes dream that I'm in the middle of the war I'm so upset with it.closing quote
Katy, 13, Whitworth

opening quoteI haven't had problems sleeping, but sometimes when watching the news I get freaked out.closing quote
Carys, 13, Derby

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