Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins

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In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven't paused in our quest to understand why we dream. And while we still don’t have any definitive answers, we have some theories. Amy Adkins reveals the top seven reasons why we might dream.

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syed sibtain shah
syed sibtain shah

sometimes i meet people in my dreams which i have never saw before

Ankita Nandy
Ankita Nandy

Most of my dreams are mashup of my waking thoughts.

Xiaowu Zhu
Xiaowu Zhu

Maybe we dream because we get bored?

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Heavy Weapons
Heavy Weapons

How do we explain deja vu??

lopiman49
lopiman49

At 4:25 they said not dreaming is a sign of mood disorders. I have a dream journal and I dreamed or remembered dreaming for the past 3 years only for 10 times,that's 10/1095 nights.But all those dreams were lucid dreams,or a smaller form of lucid dreaming in which I realized I'm just dreaming but can't actually control it. But I did have problem sleeping in the past few years,I used to be able to wake up at 3 am and play games until 7 am before going to school,go to school be able to pay attention,go to the gym after school and go to sleep quite early to keep a healthy sleep cycle. Nowadays I sleep from 9-10 PM and wake up at 5:30 to 6 am and feel more tired than ever before.Yet my mood is always bright,though I'm less motivated.

Kayck Br
Kayck Br

1:03 *_your mom_*

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Erfat Reza Siddique
Erfat Reza Siddique

I lost my mom twice in nightmares. What was the feeling of mine after waking up, I can't describe by any means. I'm grateful to my creator, my mom is okay.

Lupa Adnarim
Lupa Adnarim

I'm 19yrs old, and i had a breaking system to my dream like if something bad happens inside my dream, example: when someone is dying and i'm trying to save them by waking up, or someone is trying to kill me and knowing it's a dream so i'm gonna wake my self slowly. Or maybe i'm just crazy

Hermes Zeusson
Hermes Zeusson

Why is it that when I sleep facing upwards, I always, I mean ALWAYS, have ghost horrible nightmares? It doesn't matter if it's daytime or nighttime, this has happened to me since I was a kid. If I wake up due to having a nightmare, I find myself facing upwards. It makes me think of many different reasons as to why this happens to me.

Laurina Guillaume
Laurina Guillaume

I have lucid dreams everynight. And I can wake myself up at anytime from the dream. And if my body is too tired it makes met get sleep paralysis. But I am used to it and just relax until I can wake up. I feel in full control and I am not so afraid when my brain tries to trick me. But even tho I feel in control sometimes I don't like to sleep because I know I will dream🤪and the uncertainty kinda frighten me.

connor is me
connor is me

it could be multiple reasons why we have dreams, if not all the reasons said in the video. there is many parts of the brain after all.

Arsema workneh
Arsema workneh

Most times everything I saw in my dream became a reality like all of it without any disorder...so what do you call this?

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VJ95line
VJ95line

Hey, what about lucid dream?

Doris Dady
Doris Dady

Dreams are the way of keeping us entertained so our brains keep working as we sleep and keep our body going too even when you don't remember dreaming

Redd Pimentel
Redd Pimentel

imagine if life was just a long long dream

Muhammad Al - Idrissi
Muhammad Al - Idrissi

Seen me haven't you?

Erevan Silverfrond
Erevan Silverfrond

Has anyone ever dreamed of something and it actually feels like reality, then weeks, months, or even years later, you suddenly get deja vu?

Resmi K S
Resmi K S

Do have stones in your throat as it sounded like you were gargling and speaking at the same Time

KP바비 KJ
KP바비 KJ

i only have nightmare so dose that mean i wanna be yeeted

Doggy Boy 1320
Doggy Boy 1320

I would love to meet the narrator. His voice has fueled my education!

Albert Schweitzer
Albert Schweitzer

One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.

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