Nice dreams are the best. You wake up smiling or laughing, and usually you're in a good mood for the rest of the morning.

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Nightmares, on the other hand, are the worst. You might be surprised to know that there are other people having the exact same bad dream as you.

Most Common Nightmare in America

Mattress Advisor surveyed over 1,500 people across the United States to determine the most common nightmare across the country. Getting lost is the most common nightmare in Arizona, with almost 20% of people in the state claiming their most frequent bad dream is about not knowing where they are.

(Side note: Arizona and Alaska are the two states with the most open missing-persons cases per capita in the nation. The most common bad dream in Alaska is being chased).

According to Mattress Advisor's survey, these are the top 10 most common nightmares across the nation:

  1. Being chased: 13.45%
  2. Falling: 11.23%
  3. Missing important events: 7.83%
  4. Teeth falling out: 6.79%
  5. Loved one dying: 5.74%
  6. Getting lost: 5.74%
  7. Getting trapped somewhere: 4.70%
  8. Being dumped: 4.63%
  9. An ex: 4.57%
  10. Home invasion: 3.07%

Some disturbing new studies show that having frequent nightmares may be a risk factor for dementia, especially in men, according to

Most Common Nightmare in Texas

In Texas, the most common nightmare was also the second-most experienced nightmare nationwide. Over 14% of people in the Lone Star State dream of falling, along with nine other states, including Arkansas, California, Georgia, Indiana, Maryland, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Utah.

If you're dreaming about falling, you could be experiencing stress and anxiety during your waking hours.

For the full list of the most common nightmares in all 50 states, visit

6 Bizarre Town Names in Texas and the Stories Behind Them

There's no shortage of bizarre town names in Texas. Ding Dong, Kermit, Oatmeal, Reklaw, Pflugerville, and Zephyr: that's just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to the oddest town monikers.

Have you ever wondered how on earth these names got on a city sign? Keep scrolling to see the history behind some of the weirdest town names in Texas.

Bet You Didn't Know: 10 Bizarre Texas Laws Still on the Books

Many states still have strange laws on the books that aren’t enforced or taken seriously anymore, and Texas is no exception.

Most of these laws are just funny now, but at one time, there was a valid (or at least somewhat valid) reason for them to exist.

Texas has plenty of strange rules and regulations that you could technically be prosecuted for if you violate them, since they've never been amended. Some of these are only for specific cities and not state-wide, but all of them are pretty odd!

Let's take a look at 10 of the weirdest ones in the Lone Star State.

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