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Need a solution? In your dreams
The advice to 'sleep on it' for a while isn't a bad idea, according to a new study. (2004-12-21)

Dreams prepare your emotions
Dreams can help in coming to terms with major events and in taking difficult decisions in life. This is what Dutch-sponsored researcher Elizabeth Mohkamsing-den Boer concluded after her research into the function of dreams in indigenous Surinamese and Australian tribes. (2005-10-10)

Recurring nightmares could reflect your daily frustrations
People who are frustrated because their basic psychological needs for autonomy, relatedness and feeling competent are not met are more likely to have a recurring bad dream and to analyze their dreams negatively. This is according to Netta Weinstein of the University of Cardiff in the UK, who is lead author of an article on dreams published in Springer's journal Motivation and Emotion. (2017-11-30)

Perspectives On Dreaming: A Call For Integrating Psychoanalytic And Neuroscientific Approaches To Dream Studies
For much of this century, the fields of neuroscience and psychoanalysis have differed greatly in their theories on dreams. However, an effort has been under way to integrate this research. Harvard Medical researcher Ramon Greenberg will address the topic at a AAAS press briefing on Sunday, January 24, 3:00 pm. (1999-01-24)

100 years of Freud's interpretation of dreams
A century ago Sigmund Freud, in the spirit of scientific inquiry, and after years of research as a neurologist, published The Interpretation of Dreams. The book began his exploration of the mind and his development of psychoanalysis. The book's publication also marked the real beginnings of scientific research into the mind and to the development of truer understanding of mental health problems. (1999-09-10)

Rabbinic dreams during Late Antiquity
Dreams have always held significance for human beings through the ages, and dreaming has been associated with a multitude of different notions. The idea of dreams functioning as a link between humans and the divine has been particularly common. According to a thesis in religious studies from the University of Gothenburg, this notion is also found within Judaism from the period of Late Antiquity. (2010-06-21)

Want to remember your dreams? Try taking vitamin B6
New research from the University of Adelaide has found that taking vitamin B6 could help people to recall their dreams. (2018-04-26)

Dream reports from both men and women consist of some form of sexual-related activity
In a detailed study that served to investigate the actual nature and content of sexual dreams across a large sample of dream reports from men and women, approximately eight percent of everyday dream reports from both genders contain some form of sexual-related activity. (2007-06-14)

Militant jihadists are inspired by night dreams, suggests research
The inspirational night dream, or ruya, is a fundamental, inspirational and even strategic part of the militant jihadist movement in the Middle East and elsewhere. This is the conclusion of a study of the reported dreams of many of the best-known al-Qaeda and Taliban leaders carried out by Dr. Iain Edgar a social anthropologist at Durham University. (2008-06-06)

Consuming violent media linked to 13x surge in violent dreams
The violent and sexual media you consume during the day may infiltrate your dreams at night, new research suggests. People who reported consuming violent media within 90 minutes of bedtime were 13 times more likely to have a violent dream that night. (2016-11-15)

Media influences how we recall our dreams
In the 1950s, dream researchers commonly thought that people dreamt in black-and-white, although both earlier and later treatments of dreaming assert that dreams have color. UC Riverside philosophy professor Eric Schwitzgebel contends that we know less than we think about the workings of our own mind. He said people reporting black and white dreams in the middle of the 20th Century may have been overly influenced by the black and white media images of the day in television and film. (2002-12-20)

To learn better, take a nap (and don't forget to dream)
Researchers reporting online on April 22 in Current Biology, a Cell Press publication, offer more evidence that successful study habits should include plenty of napping. They found that people who take a nap and dream about a task they've just learned perform it better upon waking than either those who don't sleep at all or those who sleep but don't report any associated dreams. (2010-04-22)

Study reveals brain marker for angry dreams
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that reflects anger experienced during dreaming according to a new study carried out on healthy adults and published in The Journal of Neuroscience. The study helps to clarify the neural basis of dream emotions. (2019-04-16)

Some parents want their child to redeem their broken dreams
Some parents desire for their children to fulfill their own unrealized ambitions, just as psychologists have long theorized, according to a new first-of-its-kind study. (2013-06-19)

Research: COVID-19 is echoed in dreams
Research has shown that the exceptional circumstances brought about by the novel coronavirus have affected the nightmares people have. The Sleep and Mind research group at the University of Helsinki employed artificial intelligence to investigate people's dreams. (2020-10-01)

When dreaming is believing: Dreams affect people's judgment, behavior
While science tries to understand the stuff dreams are made of, humans, from cultures all over the world, continue to believe that dreams contain important hidden truths, according to newly published research. (2009-02-17)

How our dreams prepare us to face our fears
Do bad dreams serve a purpose? Researchers (UNIGE/HUG) analysed the dreams of people and identified which areas of the brain were activated when they experienced fear in their dreams. They found that once the individuals woke up, the brain areas responsible for controlling emotions responded to fear-inducing situations much more effectively. These results demonstrate that dreams help us react better to frightening situations, thereby paving the way for new dream-based therapeutic methods for combating anxiety. (2019-11-25)

COVID-19 infects majority of bad dreams -- study
Researchers crowdsourced dream content from more than 800 people during the sixth week of the COVID-19 lockdown and found many experienced distressed dreams related to the pandemic. They used an algorithm to analyze and map the data into 33 themed clusters. The coronavirus haunted more than half of the 20 clusters classified as nightmares. The paper has implications for further studies related to mental health. (2020-10-01)

Sweeter dreams in a peaceful mind
A new study by researchers from the University of Turku, Finland and the University of Skövde, Sweden shows that people with more peace of mind in the waking state have more positive dreams, whereas those with more anxiety in the waking state have more negative dreams. This means that dream experiences, as revealed in recalled and reported dreams, may reflect a person's mental health. (2018-08-24)

The dreaming brain tunes out the outside world
Scientists from the CNRS and the ENS-PSL in France and Monash University in Australia have shown that the brain suppresses information from the outside world, such as the sound of a conversation, during the sleep phase linked to dreaming. This ability could be one of the protective mechanisms of dreams. The study was carried out in collaboration with the Centre du Sommeil et de la Vigilance, Hôtel-Dieu, AP-HP -- Université de Paris. (2020-05-15)

Lucid dreams and metacognition: Awareness of thinking -- awareness of dreaming
Brain researchers discover similarities between dreaming and wakefulness. (2015-01-23)

University of Montreal study analyzes content of nightmares and bad dreams
According to a new study by researchers at the University of Montreal, nightmares have greater emotional impact than bad dreams do, and fear is not always a factor. In fact, it is mostly absent in bad dreams and in a third of nightmares. (2014-01-27)

Dreams may provide glimpse into subconscious of divorced depressed patients
Research being conducted at Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center in Chicago has provided doctors here with a glimpse into how the dreams of those who are depressed from a recent divorce may contribute to overcoming depression. This research may provide clues as to why some people seem to recover from depression while others languish without showing any improvement. (2002-01-15)

Drinking and drug-use dreams in recovery tied to more severe addiction history
Vivid dreams involving drinking and drug use are common among individuals in recovery. A study from the Massachusetts General Hospital Recovery Research Institute finds these relapse dreams are more common in those with more severe clinical histories of alcohol and other drug problems. (2019-02-12)

Want to control your dreams? Here's how you can
New research at the University of Adelaide has found that a specific combination of techniques will increase people's chances of having lucid dreams, in which the dreamer is aware they're dreaming while it's still happening and can control the experience. (2017-10-19)

COVID-19 spurs anxious, upsetting dreams
The anxiety, stress and worry brought on by COVID-19 is not limited to daytime hours. The pandemic is affecting our dreams as well, infusing more anxiety and negative emotions into dreams and spurring dreams about the virus itself, particularly among women, according to research published by the American Psychological Association. (2020-09-25)

Preschoolers' nightmares less prevalent, are trait-like and associated with personality
Bad dreams in preschoolers are less prevalent than thought. However, when they do exist, nightmares are trait-like in nature and associated with personality characteristics measured as early as five months. (2008-01-01)

Olfactory stimuli may influence dreams
What you smell as you sleep has the power to influence your dreams, says new research presented at the 2008 American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery Foundation Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in Chicago, Ill. (2008-09-21)

Soft matter -- the stuff that dreams are made of
While hard to believe, things as disparate as fog, tennis shoes, chocolate mousse, and proteins have something in common. The science of soft matter is an exciting realm of research that explains the behavior of a wide variety of materials, including liquids, liquid crystals colloids, plastics, foams, gels and a number of biological materials. (2011-04-08)

The (brain) stuff of which dreams are made
In a new study, scientists describe a patient who lost all dreaming, and very little else, following a stroke in one distinct region of the brain, suggesting that this area is crucial for the generation of dreams. (2004-09-10)

New study in the journal Sleep finds a systematic change in dreams after Sept. 11, 2001
The terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, changed our lives in a number of different ways, not only socially and politically, but also in the way in which we dream. (2008-02-01)

Sleep disorder linked to brain disease
Researchers at the University of Toronto say a sleep disorder that causes people to act out their dreams is the best current predictor of brain diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's. (2014-04-22)

Why does the brain remember dreams?
Some people recall a dream every morning, whereas others rarely recall one. In a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology, a team led by Perrine Ruby, an Inserm Research Fellow, shows that the temporo-parietal junction, an information-processing hub in the brain, is more active in high dream recallers. Increased activity in this brain region might facilitate attention orienting toward external stimuli and promote intrasleep wakefulness, thereby facilitating the encoding of dreams in memory. (2014-02-17)

Study finds real-time dialogue with a dreaming person is possible
Dreams take us to what feels like a different reality. They also happen while we're fast asleep. So, you might not expect that a person in the midst of a vivid dream would be able to perceive questions and provide answers to them. But a new study reported in the journal Current Biology on February 18 shows that, in fact, they can. (2021-02-18)

Brain marker for angry dreams
Researchers have identified a pattern of brain activity that predicts anger experienced during dreaming, according to a new study of healthy adults published in JNeurosci. The research could potentially inform efforts to understand the neural basis of the emotional content of nightmares, a feature of various mental and sleep disorders. (2019-04-15)

Word graph analysis confirms that dream report structure varies according to sleep stage
Study by Brazilian and South African researchers is the first to prove, using a graph analysis tool, that REM dream narratives tend to be more complex and connected than reports of non-REM dreams. (2020-10-21)

Is television traumatic? Study describes impact of post-9/11 media exposure to dreams
Dream journals being kept by students in a college psychology class have provided researchers with a unique look at how people experienced the events of 9/11, including the influence that television coverage of the World Trade Center attacks had on people's levels of stress. (2007-04-13)

Dreams are the brain's way of communicating important memory functions
It is by now well established that sleep can be an important tool when it comes to enhancing memory and learning skills. And now, a new study sheds light on the role that dreams play in this important process. (2010-04-22)

A baby's conception and birth can influence dream content in new moms
The conception and birth of a child are emotional events that influence the dreams of most new mothers. In a surprisingly high number of cases, this influence reflects negative aspects of maternal responsibility, depicting the new infant in dreamed situations of danger and provoking anxiety in the mother that often spills over into wakefulness. These kinds of dreams are also accompanied by complex behaviors by new moms such as motor activity, speaking and expressing emotion. (2007-09-01)

Promising treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder sleep disturbances
For sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder, sleep disturbances are among the most treatment-resistant symptoms and can lead to drug and alcohol abuse and even suicide. Previously, there has been little success in treating these sleep disorders with psychopharmacologic approaches. In a study in the April 15 issue of Biological Psychiatry, researchers have found that an inexpensive, widely available drug was successful in reducing symptoms in chronic PTSD patients. (2007-04-17)

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