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Some Say I’m a Dreamer

Some people say, “I never dream” but a person who actually does not dream simply does not exist. Rapid eye motion (REM) studies show that everyone dreams, regardless of age, sex, race, and so on. To say, “I don’t dream” is actually to say, “I habitually ignore and forget my dream experiences.” All warm-blooded creatures dream regularly – REMs have been observed throughout the animal world.

Prolonged dream deprivation tends to cause severe mental disorientation and emotional upset. Apparently, if the unconscious is deprived of its normal outlets in REM sleep, it demands “its due” and causes people to hallucinate and “dream while awake.” Clearly, the dream is a natural phenomenon. It is part of and necessary for the maintenance of natural physical, mental, and emotional health and balance within the organism.

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