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Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins - YouTube

We dream to heal

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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