Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins - YouTube
We dream to heal
- Stress neurotransmitters in the brain are much less active during the REM stage of sleep even during dreams of traumatic experiences.
- This made some scientists to think that one purpose of dreaming is to take the edge off painful experiences to allow for psychological healing.
- People with certain mood disorders and PTSD often have difficulty sleeping, leading some scientists to believe that lack of dreaming may be a contributing factor to their illness.
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