Why Dreaming May Be Healthy

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There are many health facts and recommendations when it comes to sleep. What to do; what not to do. What kind of sleep is the best sleep. Now, new research suggests that one particular type of sleep may be especially important in relation to how the brain responds to stressful situations. Published in the Journal of Neuroscience, the study conducted states that people who spend more time in rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep – where dreaming occurs – had lower fear-related brain activity when given mild electric shocks the next day. This suggests that sufficient REM sleep before fearful experiences may make people less susceptible to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Read article here.

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