Strange but True: Less Sleep Means More Dreams


Sleep is an essential activity for every person. In order to stay fit and give the organs rest a person must have a minimum amount of sleep. It not only keep them healthy but also recharge them for the next day. Dreams can be soothing or scary at times, helpful or mysterious, realistic or fictional.

Lack of sleep can be the result of experiencing more dreams. This can be due to the sleep schedule, as in going to bed at a completely different time than one is accustomed to or getting less sleep than the normal can also increase this tendency.

Strange but True: Less Sleep Means More Dreams
Strange but True: Less Sleep Means More Dreams

Vivid Dreams –

Dreams are very persistent in nature. Sleep deprivation is a disease. However, such people have very deep dreams and high-functional brain. Dreaming is increased and increased vividly. These vivid dreams can be positive or negative, realistic or fantasy.

Scientists believe that heavy dreaming occurs during REM (Rapid Eye Movement ) sleep. REM cycles normally every 90 minutes during the night time sleep and last for about 20-25 minutes. The phenomenon of REM is moving of the eyes under closed lids.

At this stage, dreams take place at a high proportion and the brain activity merely is in the resemblance of waking life. In such periods, the brain is partially awake and a person cannot perform any kind of activities. A toe may move a bit but as a whole, we cannot move, because it seems as if the brain is trying to protect the body from acting out vaguely out of the stories that are dreamt of.

Strange but True: Less Sleep Means More Dreams
Strange but True: Less Sleep Means More Dreams

Dreams: Stages of the Sleep –

Our sleep is basically divided into REM and the four stages of non- REM, each having a distinct brain wave frequency.

The first stage of the non-rapid eye movemnt is that the person is exactly in betwwleen sleeping and waking up. Meanwhile, it stops with a feeling of falling into a hole.

In the next stage, that is stage two, the brain slows with a few activity movements.

Then the brain shuts off in the third and the fourth stage, gradually shifting into slow-wave sleep.

Rapid Eye Movements

In about seventy minutes after a good non-rapid eye movement sleep, a person experiences the first REM schedule which is for just five minutes. A total of both the cycles is of 90 minutes, followed by a repetition of after every five minutes over the course of the night.

REM deprivation is due to alcohol and nicotine. The blood pressure drugs available also as acts as an antidepressant well known as REM suppressants. These take away the dreams and subsequently lifts the depression levels. Patient’s intake of such and similar medications are in for a scary ride.

Conclusion

There are various theories that proves, REM to help with the change of body temperature.  Evidence also proves that dreaming helps in the acceleration of dreams. Thus, the brain is an integral organ and when the regions in it are less connected to each other, they are in sleep, this condition makes us have bizarre narratives in our head.

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