Despite the controversy about the function of dreams and dreams between metaphysical and symbolic signs and the work of the subconscious mind to recover and store experiences, images and feelings, there is a set of agreed scientific facts regarding the vision and retrieval of dreams.
Is there a person who does not dream
The simple answer is no, we all dream and there is no person who does not see dreams while sleeping!, our ability to remember dreams may vary, and some of us may have similar dreams, such as that some symbols dominate his dreams, and even at the level of the individual, his ability to remember dreams will vary from time to time, and the nature of his dreams will change depending on a number of complex factors that the place narrows from explaining.
Just in case… We all dream, even animals dream.
What is the reason for not dreaming while sleeping
If we agree that we all dream and the difference is in remembering dreams, the more subtle question would be what are the reasons for not remembering dreams or the reasons for forgetting dreams?
But before that we must make an important point:
- Dreams usually occur at a stage of sleep called REM Sleep.
- We enter this phase during about the first 90 minutes of sleep.
- The REM phase or “dream making phase” is repeated several times at a rate of 25% of bedtime.
- This means that one of the situations where you may not see dreams while sleeping is very short sleep periods.
- Or when the depth of sleep does not allow for REM.
- However, a simple 15-minute nap may result in a long dream.
- But it is often mixed with reality and akin to daydreaming!.
Is a baby dreaming?
Babies spend more sleep in REM (dream making stage) at a rate of about 50% of their bedtime.
REM is thought to play an important role in infant brain development, so they need longer REM periods during sleep.
However, researchers believe that children do not dream in the early years of their lives, because the brain has not evolved to visualize things visually and spatially.
And even children between four and five hardly describe simple, fixed dreams, almost devoid of characters and symbols.
It is believed that the child begins to see dreams that resemble the dreams of adults between the ages of seven and eight as his awareness of himself and the world around him develops.
Reasons not remembering dreams
There are a range of factors that may make us forget dreams, including:
- The reason for not remembering the dream may be that the mind wants to separate reality from dreaming, so it works to exclude dreams from memory.
- You will find that some people wake up from the dream completely unaware of whether it is a dream or a reality.
- As a result of individual differences in brain activity, we find people who are more able to remember dreams than others, and vice versa.
- Personality traits also play a role in not remembering dreams.
- People who tend to meditate and think creatively are better able to recall their dreams.
- Low and intermittent sleep greatly affects dream retrieval and dreaming recall.
- Alcohol abuse before bed, alarm clocks or irregular sleep schedules.
- People who experience trauma are more likely to remember nightmares and disturbing dreams.
Charcot-Willebrand syndrome “loss of dreaming”
Charcot-Wilbrand syndrome is the loss of the ability to mentally retrieve images after the brain is damaged as a result of a stroke, and Charcot-Wilbrand syndrome is characterized by the patient’s inability to retrieve images despite the retrieval of speech in the dream, or the patient’s inability to remember any details of the dream, and is associated with other cognitive-neurological problems such as forgetfulness of familiar places.