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Horror Films Disturb Sleep

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Scary movies and TV programmes are responsible for almost one-third of fearful night-time thoughts experienced by young people, an Australian survey has found.

New results from a large survey of Victorian children analysed common triggers for bed-time fears and found that the mass media, mainly cinema and television, is largely responsible.

The study, presented at an international sleep conference in Cairns, showed that 29 per cent of 511 kids aged eight to 16 took their fear trigger directly from the media.

About 15 per cent linked their fears to a traumatic event, like a grandparent’s death or bullying at school, and 18 per cent seemed to mimic fears felt by a parent or sibling.

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Written by Mitchell Wells

Founder and Editor in Chief of Horror Society. Self proclaimed Horror Movie Freak, Tech Geek, love indie films and all around nice kinda guy!!