how do dreams work?

by:Tyra Lee

how does deja vu work in dreams

I am writing this article because you know those nights when you cant sleep you you just stare at the ceiling and think this is what i think about. I have wondered this for years and I finally found the answer I was looking for I strongly believe that this is the answer. recently in sleep memory study's they have found that sleep promotes the creation of false memory through feelings of familiarity. the study to find this was they gave a group of people a study (vocabulary) list (the list included glass pane shade sill curtain) before sleep all the words were focused around one thing and that one word was not there (window). Then they took a day nap. Upon awakening there was a fifty percent greater recognition of the word window in spite of ever studying that word. this happened because they got the "gist" of the information and had the essence of the deja vu experience but there was an absence of the true memory as in multiple memories centered around one topic, or one feeling of familiarity. sometimes that place in you're dreams hold a special charm or significance or sparkle or maybe even importance.

how do dreams work?

Well first of course you have to fall asleep or no dreams. But what gets us to fall asleep? what gets us to sleep is an organic compound called adenosine it gathers in the blood while your awake and lulls you to sleep. After this organic compound gets us to sleep. You are probably at about the 90 minute mark REM (rapid eye movement) starts to happen it creates vivid and frequent images. During this period we are mostly in a paralyzed state. imagine if you had a dream and in this dream you were lets say flying. If you were not in this paralysis state you might be stuck trying to flap/ fly out of bed.

Most of the time when you are told not to to think of something it was more likely to come back in your dreams later. Your dreams is like a therapy place its where you deal with your problems. We would rather deal with that specific thing in our dreams than face it head on. Its all just to take steam away from how harsh our feelings are. This all takes place in the depths of (rem sleep) rapid eye movement its our "safe place"

what is hypnagogia hallucinations

hallucinations during sleep can be visible and auditory tactical factory or other. hallucinations are sometimes confused with illusions. dream hallucinations occur between waking up and sleeping sill technically asleep but still awake. hallucinations are connected to sleep but still awake. over ten percent of the population has experienced a hallucination at one point. There are two forms of hallucinations but they both can create confusion and can often be indigestible from the reality of your mind. most people will realize it was a dream upon awakening because the fear in the hallucination may make no realistic since. twenty five percent of people have sleep related hallucinations and five percent have a non related sleep hallucination which is more common in young adults and teens. There are two different types of sleep related hallucinations one is while going to sleep (hypnagogia) and the other is while awakening (hypnopompic). hypnagogia (the onset of sleep) can include sleep paralysis, physical immobility, conscious, and can cause fear. hypnopompic (the awakening of sleep) is considered part of a dream and can include feeling of difficulty breathing, muscle tightness, and occurs among awakening and much more common sleep paralysis. sleep related hallucinations can be a direct effect of drug, or alcohol use or due to insomnia ,anxiety, stress, or other factors. This does not often effect sleep quality .

why do some people remember their dreams and others don't

scientist do not really know why some people remember their dreams and others do not but here is some ideas and how they found them. The researchers used electroencephalography it record the electrical activity in the brain while they listened to background noise. The background noise also had someone saying their own first name every few moments. These measurements were taken while they were awake and high recallers (the ones who were more likely to remember their dreams) while ow recallers (remembered their dreams only once or twice a month). Next the high ans low recallers were told to sleep. while they were asleep they redid this process of playing background noise quiet enough to not wake them up with their name being said every few moments. While awake the high recallers showed a decrease in the electroencephalography but while asleep did the opposite. The low recallers did the complete opposite that the high recallers. high recallers also woke more frequently during the night on average high recallers were awake about 30 minutes in the night while low recallers were awake on average for only about 14 minutes. There is nothing wrong with either of the groups they are both in normal range. Researchers think that high recallers remember more dreams because they wake up more in the night and its alot easier to remember a dream if you are awoken right after one.


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