I stand behind my childhood primary school, at the front gate and at the teachers' parking lot. It is a bright sunny day and I am surrounded by my classmates. We need to be more than a hundred of us
I have a weak feeling that some of my teachers are nearby, but my focus is on two adults, none of whom acknowledge. The man I see in detail – from the shine of his hair to the golden lenses on his sunglasses. It holds a certain device that spreads piercing. I lowered my knees with my hands. All my friends are doing the same. Man laughs.
I had this dream almost 40 years ago, but I can remember the details as if it were yesterday. However, ask me to associate something from the dream I had earlier this week, and I'm drawing a blank. If I dreamed ̵
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For many of us dreams are almost intangible presence. If we are lucky, we can only remember the shortest glance at the cold daylight; even those who can remember past dreams in a surprising detail can wake up for a few days, almost forgetting about what we dreamed of.
There are, however, few essential reasons why this may happen. Why We Have Dreams – And Can We Remember Them – We Are In The Biology Of Our Sleeping Bodies And subconsciousness
Sleep is more complicated than we ever thought. Instead of being in the plane of unconsciousness, subscribing to and retiring from sleep, our resting brain goes through a roll of mental state, some parts are full of mental activity.
Dreaming is most concerned with the sleep state known as Fast Eye Movement (REM). REM is sometimes called desynchronized sleep because it can mimic some of the signs of awakening. During REM sleep, the eyes are rapidly shrinking, there are changes in breathing and circulation, and the body enters a paralyzed state called atony. It takes 90 minutes of sleep and our brains are now dreaming
During the REM state there is an extra blood flow to our most important part of the brain: the bark that fills our dreams with its content and limbine system that processes our emotional state. Though we are in a dream-like sleep state, they fire with furious electricity. However, the front lobes that guide our critical skills are silent
This means that we often blindly see what is happening in this often nonsense story until the time comes to wake up
It is probably a good thing that the life of dreams and the life of awakening is completely different – Francesca Siclari
The problem is that the harder it is to imagine the images, the harder it is for us to grasp. The dreams of a clearer structure are much easier to remember for us, Professor of Psychology and author Deidre Barrett recently told Gizmod.
However, there is a chemical component in the work that is necessary to ensure that these dream images are preserved: noradrenaline. Noradrenaline is a hormone that begins to act on the body and mind, and our level is naturally lower during deep sleep
Francesca Siclari, a researcher at the University Hospital of Lausanne, says there are clear definitions between our countries. wake up and sleep – and it is no accident. "It's probably a good thing that the dream life and awakening are completely different," she says.
"I think if you remember every detail you can do when you wake up in life, you will start to confuse things with what is actually
She says that people suffering from sleep disorders such as narcolepsy can be difficult tell the difference between their awakening and their sleep, and this may leave them feeling confused and confused. "There are also people who remember their dreams too well and they really start exporting those memories to their day."
There is no coincidence that the dreams we remember most come from certain periods of our sleep cycle affected the chemicals passing through our sleep bodies. "Usually we dream most during REM sleep, ie when the amount of noradrenaline in the brain is low," she says
. remember the images. Often we are frightened by our sleep clock, which causes our noradrenaline levels – which makes it harder for us to hang on our dreams
"Someone who asks me why they can't remember their dreams, I say this because they fall asleep too fast, too sleepy and waking up with his alarm clock, ”says Robert Stickgold, a sleep researcher at Harvard Medical School. "And their answer is usually:" How did you know that? "
If you just fell asleep – as we all want us to do – you won't remember anything from that part of the sleep cycle – Robert Stickgold
Stickgold says a lot of people remember their dreams from the beginning of sleep when the mind starts wandering and dreaming occurs when people move away and go out of sleep – a process called a "hip-hip dream". Stickgold says that a few years ago he conducted a study in which laboratory students soon after entering the country. "Every last of them remembered dreams," he says.
"This stage is the first five or ten minutes after sleep. If you just fall asleep – as we all want to be able to – do not forget about that part of the sleep cycle.
What if you would like to actively remember your dreams? Obviously, each bedroom is different, but there are some common tips that can help you keep up with your dreams.
"Dreams are incredibly fragile when we first woke up and we really have no answer why it is," says Stickgold. “If you are a man who comes out of bed and goes about his day, you will not forget your dreams. When you sleep on a Saturday or Sunday morning, it's a great time to remember your dreams.
"What I'll tell my students about my courses, when you wake up, try to lie – don't even open your eyes. Try to swim and try to remember what was in your dream. What you do is look at dreams when you enter your awakening state, and you will remember them like any other memory.
There are even more reliable ways to remember dreams, says Stickgold. “I'm telling people to drink three glasses of water before bedtime. Not three glasses of beer, because alcohol REM inhibits, but water. Three or four times at night and you tend to wake up at the end of the REM natural sleep cycle.
And there is another advice offered by some sleep researchers. that you simply repeat yourself when you go to bed to remember your dreams, means you wake up to remember them. Stickgold laughs. "It really works. If you do, you will certainly remember more dreams, as "No place at home" says. It really works.
This piece contains the original Argentine-born visual artist Emmanuel Lafont, currently working in Spain. It is represented by Yusto / Giner and 6a Galeria D & # 39; art. His site is www.emmanuellafont.com
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