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.
Here are a couple of articles about the studies done with rats and their dreams.
Here’s a link to an article about memory, and the types of dreams that occur during REM and non-REM sleep.