21 May '11, 7pm

A brief theory of sleep amnesia – why we forget our dreams

A brief theory of sleep amnesia – why we forget our dreams

By Vicki Santillano, Divine Caroline Do you ever have nights so filled with dreams that you wake up feeling like you haven’t slept at all? I hate nights like that. But what worries me more are the nights when my head hits the pillow and it seems like one minute later, the alarm’s going off and I have no idea where my mind has been for the past eight hours. Everyone experiences dreamless nights at least once in a while, so unless we’re all terrible at remembering dreams, something else must be going on. Does it mean the dreams were too intense for our minds to handle? Is it possible we didn’t dream at all? No Sleep Without Dreams Well, we can rule out one of the aforementioned scenarios. We have dreams every night, whether we remember them or not come morning. According to Scientific American , we have five dreams per night on average, which translates to 1,825 dreams per y...

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