Ep 118: Sleep and dreams



Sleep and dreams

There are two types of sleep: rapid eye movement or REM sleep, and non-rapid eye movement, or non-REM. Dreams happen during both types of sleep, and there is a well-established link between the amount and quality of sleep you get, and how well you recall and/or learn. Today, we take a little peak at what happens in the brain while you sleep and dream.

Here’s a link to a panel discussion on sleep and dreams. The part I talk about in this episode starts at roughly 22 minutes and 22 seconds in.

The Mind After Midnight: Where Do You Go When You Go to Sleep?

Here are a couple of articles about the studies done with rats and their dreams.

Rats May Dream, It Seems, Of Their Days at the Mazes

Rats dream about their tasks during slow wave sleep

Here’s a link to an article about memory, and the types of dreams that occur during REM and non-REM sleep.

Memory, Sleep and Dreaming: Experiencing Consolidation


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