Despite the controversy over the function of dreams and dreams between metaphysical and symbolic signals and the subconscious mind’s work to retrieve and store experiences, images, and feelings; however, there is a set of agreed-upon scientific facts regarding dream vision and its retrieval.
Is there a person who does not dream?
The simple answer is no, we all dream and no one does not see dreams during sleep! Our ability to remember dreams may vary.
And some of us may have similar dreams such that some symbols dominate our 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 according to several complex factors that it is too difficult to explain.
So… we all dream, even animals do.
What is the reason for not dreaming during sleep?
If we agree that we all dream and the difference is in remembering dreams; A more accurate question would be what are the reasons why dreams are not remembered or why dreams are forgotten?
But before that, we must point out an important point: dreams usually occur in a stage of sleep called REM Sleep.
Where we enter this stage during the first 90 minutes of sleep, and the REM stage or “dream-making stage” is repeated.
Several times an average of 25% of sleep time, this means that one of the situations in which you may not see dreams while sleeping is periods of sleep that are too short or when the depth of sleep does not allow entering into REM.
However, it may result from a simple 15-minute nap A long dream, but it is often mixed with reality and is closer to a daydream!
Is a baby dreaming?
Babies spend a longer period of their REM sleep, the “dream-making stage”, at a rate of approximately 50% of their sleep time.
It is believed that REM sleep plays an important role in infant brain development, so they need longer periods of REM sleep during sleep.
However, researchers believe that children do not dream in the first years of their lives, because the brain has not developed to imagine things visually and spatially, and even children between four and five hardly describe dreams that are simple and fixed and almost devoid of characters and symbols, and it is believed that the child begins to see dreams that are similar to the dreams of adults.
Between the ages of seven and eight, a developed awareness of himself and the world around him.
Reasons for not remembering dreams
Several factors may make us forget dreams, including:
1- The reason for not remembering the dream may be that the mind wants to separate reality from the dream, so it works to exclude dreams from memory, and you will find that some wake up from the dream while they are completely unaware of it are a dream or a reality.
2- As a result of individual differences in brain activity, we will find people who are more able to remember dreams than others and vice versa.
3- Personal characteristics also play a role in not remembering dreams.
People who tend to meditate and think creatively are more able to recall their dreams.
4- Little and intermittent sleep greatly affects dream recovery and remembering sleep, as well as alcohol consumption before bed, alarm clocks, or irregular sleep schedules.
5- The psychological state affects the memory of dreams.
People who are exposed to trauma are more likely to remember nightmares and disturbing dreams.
Charcot-Wilbrand syndrome, in short, is the loss of the ability to mentally retrieve images after the brain has been damaged as a result of a stroke. With other neurocognitive problems such as forgetfulness of familiar places.