Sleep is an essential part of being human. As each day comes to a close, most of us retire to bed with intentions of resting and recharging for the next day. It may surprise you to know that approximately 33 percent of our lives are spent sleeping, and inevitably, dreaming. So, why is it that some dreams are good, some are nightmares, and all take so long to dream but almost no time at all to explain? Since so much of our lives are dedicated to sleeping and dreaming, it’s important that we understand the science behind the stories created by our sleeping minds.
1. Sleep, 2. Brain Scan, 3. Sigmund Freud, 4. Pods, 5. TED Talk, 6. Worldwide, 7. Dream State
Caitlin Phillips is a freelance writer spending her summer in Budapest, Hungary.