It can be frustrating to wake up from a good dream, yet not fully remember it. You might remember bits and pieces of your dream such as who was there and where you were, but you might not remember the rest. You are so excited and can’t wait to tell your friends, but by the time you get around to it, you forget the whole thing…. What a bummer!
Allergies can be a real pain! If you suffer from allergies, you know they cause a disturbance in your life and your sleep. Have you ever tried to sleep with allergies? It seems every time you start to fall asleep you need to sneeze, or your nose is either runny or stuffy which leaves you unable to breathe. Like we said…. Allergies can be a real pain!
Did you know dreams only occur while you are in the REM sleep stage? It’s true. However, the older you get, the less time you spend in REM sleep. According to the Better Sleep Council, infants spend up to 50% of their total sleep in REM, while adults only spend about 20% of their sleep in REM. This may have you thinking… do babies dream?
No need to pinch yourself—it’s real. The whole “lucid dreaming” thing is having a pop-culture moment. On the heels of mind-expanding movies like Inceptionthere are now entire websites devoted to the phenomenon. If you’re curious (we certainly were), here’s a quick run-down on the topic.
Dreaming is, for lack of a better word, weird. No one knows exactly why we do it, though theoriesabound. Comedian Mitch Hedberg wasn’t a fan: “Dreaming is work. There I am, comfortable in my bed, and the next thing you know I have to build a go-kart with my ex-landlord.”