Dreams are always a fun subject to discuss, from the crazy and wild to the mundane and confusing, with everything in between. Full of interpretations and mystery, dreams are also one of the most studied concepts out there, and in this article we’ll cover some of those findings on our dreams and how they are influenced.
In the five stages of sleep, dreams occur during the fifth stage, also known as rapid eye movement (REM) sleep. During this period the body is physically paralyzed while heart rate and blood pressure increases. Dreams and this part of sleep are linked to many health benefits, with researchers finding that those who don’t dream or get into REM sleep face anxiety, depression, weight gain, and a tendency to hallucinate.
Studies about dreams primarily fall into two categories, either neurological or psychological analysis. Neuroanalysis focuses on how the brain acts during dream production while psychoanalysis focuses on the meaning of dreams. Both fields acknowledge that in our dreams, one of the most influential parts is our day to day activities with students seeing their school or people seeing their partners in their dreams. While there is still much to be found, science is making progress on not only what dreams are, but how important they are for us.
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