Monday, March 16, 2009

Are You Dream Deprived?

Sleep deprivation can have a severe impact on your health and well-being. Sleeping less than seven hours per night increases your risk of obesity, diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease and depression.

The Times in London reports that sleep loss also may cause you to suffer from “dream deprivation.” The article suggests that healthy dreaming is vital to your overall mental wellness.

Is the article right - do
dreams really matter? It depends on who you ask.

Some believe dreams have symbolic meaning or predict future events. Others see dreams as random, meaningless information.

New theories suggest that dreaming helps your brain process both old memories and new information. The brain may use dreams to help you adapt to events in your life.

What do you think? Are you suffering from dream deprivation? How important are dreams to you? Do you even remember your dreams when you wake up in the morning?

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