A fascinating look at the dark side of dreaming from a renowned expert. What causes our worst nightmares? Stase Michaels applies her signature out-of-the-box perspective on the dreams that shake us out of sleep and mirror our real-life worries, breaking down their symbolism, trajectory, and unspoken logic. She supplies the tools for nuanced readings of each nightmare, as well as fascinating thoughts on societal nightmares that occur in troubling times. She also offers strategies for shaking yourself free of recurring nightmares and preventing your daily anxieties from translating into invasive bad dreams.