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Why and what makes you dream?
Episode 828th November 2022 • Soapbox Daily • Mad Morgan
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Why Do We Dream?

Who needs to stream the latest Hollywood flicks? When you sleep at night, your brain splices both strange and familiar scenarios together to create the weirdest midnight movies ever. In other words: dreams.

But why do we have dreams — and what do they all mean? Experts don’t have a lot of concrete answers.

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What causes dreams?

Why do people dream? It’s a question for the ages. There’s a lot that experts don’t know about why people dream and where dreams come from.

However, the prevailing theory is that dreaming helps you consolidate and analyze memories (like skills and habits) and likely serves as a “rehearsal” for various situations and challenges that one faces during the daytime.

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We also know much — but not all — of what’s going on physiologically during dreams. Most dreaming occurs during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, which we cycle through periodically during the night. Sleep studies show our brainwaves are almost as active during REM cycles as they are when we’re awake.

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Experts believe the brainstem generates REM sleep and the forebrain generates dreams. In fact, if the brainstem is injured, patients dream but don’t go into REM sleep. And if the forebrain is injured, patients go into REM sleep but don’t dream.

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At the same time, we have far more to learn about what’s going on psychologically when we dream. For example, one study suggests that dreams stem more from your imagination (the memories, abstract thoughts and wishes pumped up from deep within your brain) than from perception (the vivid sensory experiences you collect in your forebrain).

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