Sleep less, dream more

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Missing sleep tonight may just boost your dreams tomorrow night. The greater sleep intensity is seen among the ones who had deprived sleep. Dreams are successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. Mark Mahowald, a neurologist of the University of Minnesota and director of the Minnesota Regional Sleep Disorders Center in Minneapolis say dreaming is more vivid and certainly increased when there is greater brain activity. Brains are quite complex that they were able to solve the problem of memory processing by dividing the night into two types of sleep, one is now called slow wave sleep (SWS) and one is called rapid eye-movement (REM) sleep.

The study confirms two aspects; the people with less sleep will have high brain activity. And High brain activity will boost REM sleep which is the phase where most of the dreams appear. Still different phases of sleep and dream studies offer much information on the sleep-dream relationships.

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