It’s an age-old question: why do we dream? People have often wondered about the answer to this question, and science has only been able to do little to uncover that answer. In fact, scientists are still trying to sort out this question. From research, scientists can tell us that dreams take place during one of the five stages of sleep, know as the rapid eye movement stage, or REM.
For many of us, dreams are strange and lack relation to anything that we understand. During REM, which occurs about an hour and a half after falling asleep, the sleeper’s eyes move rapidly back and forth. Breathing becomes shallow and irregular, and blood pressure and heart rate increase. In many respects, the REM sleep stage is very similar to being awake—with the exception of movement in the body.
According to the National Institutes of Health, animal studies indicate that during REM sleep, the brain sorts and processes information that was acquired during the day. It’s during this processing that the brain picks up old images and information and reorganizes itself. The reorganization process is believed to present itself as dreams.
Dreams Take Place During the REM Sleep Cycle
For many of us, dreams are strange and lack relation to anything that we understand. However, components of dreams can usually be traced to daily routines or things we saw or did during waking hours. Though science hasn’t done much to tell us why we dream, we can be sure that most people dream—even if they do not recall the dreams.
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