Eddy's Good News: Latest research into the wild world of dreams!

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21 Nov 2022, 10:03

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Monday 21st November 2022

Good news from Switzerland and the latest research into the mysterious, weird and wonderful world of our dreams. 

Say hello to research scientists at the Department of Neurology of the University of Bern who’ve been looking into our Rapid Eye Movement sleep. This is where REM get their name, and it’s even more important than we thought. It’s where we have our most intense and emotional dreams and it’s where our emotions - both negative and positive - are processed. In this mode of sleep our negative emotions are dampened and our positive ones are reinforced, to automatically boost our mental health. They discovered that our brains block over reaction to emotions, especially danger. This goes some way to explaining why we feel so rotten if we have a bad night’s sleep, the negative emotions undamped, unprocessed and un-dealt-with can ruin our day. So, dark room, cool room, red light not blue, and sweet dreams!

Via: goodnewsnetwork.org