• Question: Why so we dream, also why do we get bad dreams????

    Asked by diddymus to Katie, Duane, Andy on 19 Nov 2014.
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      Duane Mellor answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Dreams are thought to be how we organise our emotions and thoughts. Bad dreams could be a way of us managing challenging emotions

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      Andrew Philp answered on 19 Nov 2014:

      Dreaming is thought to mainly occur during our deep sleep cycles when brain activity is highest. This high activity occurs when the body inactive so I think that our dreams occur to give the brain stimulation, whether it be to process things that happened during the day or recall memories/emotions. I would assume that bad dreams are also part of this processing as your brain is trying to make sense of what was negative and the consequences of these feelings.