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The Why and How of Dreams

Probably the most frequently asked question about dreaming is: “Why do we dream?” Various theories and sleep studies help us better understand the diverse dream functions. Sleep recordings provide key information about how dreams could be part of memory function and emotional regulation. As you might expect, there is still no definitive answer, but the following are the theories that are keeping researchers “awake at night” for over the past 10 to 15 years.

 

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