Friday, June 16, 2006

People say the darndest things

After reading to my three year old son his third and final bedtime story for the night last night, we started talking about going to sleep and dreams. He asked me, "Do people still dream when they're awake?"

And I thought, that's a good question. And then I thought, it could be, people could dream all through the day (not day-dreaming) and not even know it, and then when they go to sleep they gradually get in touch with their dreams.

There is no direct observation that proves one begins to dream once one reaches deep REM sleep. So I said to my son, "That's a good question. Maybe people do dream when they're still awake, but they don't actually see their dreams until they fall asleep."

10 comments:

vayaconsatan said...

Maybe people chase their dreams all day, and only catch up with them at night.

flic said...

V-
It could be, it could be. It's all possible.

Tainted Female said...

flic...

We dream every 90 minutes, even while awake, or so recent studies have indicate.

It seems dreaming is a way of filing thoughts away, remembering what is important and forgetting what is not.

flic said...

T-
Interesting! So I'm not giving my son false information. Good to know. Thanks!

Evolution of gina said...

Hey! You! I clicked! ;)

Very good question and a very good answer.

After thinking about it for a couple of minutes, I believe we chase our dreams when awake; the dreams catch up when we sleep (dare I say the chase us in the form of nightmares).

flic said...

EOG-
Good point on the last point. Makes one think. What is the difference really between a dream and a nightmare? Is a nightmare just a dream that we don't like or are afraid of? Is this what makes a nightmare so scary?

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