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28 Jan 2009

too many dreams?
Hi, just a quick query.
I' m curious as to how many dreams an average person has per night. I have, on average, 5 or 6 vivid &  active dreams every night (that I remember). I' m also always tired, so is it possible that I' m not getting proper rest because of this?
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CyberShrink
cybershrink

01 Jan 0001

Very variable, and influenced by many factors, including diet, other sleep variations such as prior sleep deprivation. What may be more relevant is that if we estimate dream frequency by EEG or some such more objective measure, everyone dreams more often than they think they do. It tends to be only dreams which wake us, or which occur just before we wake ( if we are sleeping restlessly, we will wake more often, and recall more of the dreams we are having, anyway ). One needs several types of sleep, including dreaming sleep.
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