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Sweet dreams are made of this: why dream analysis is flourishing

More REM sleeping hours and fewer alarm clocks during a COVID-19-induced spike in the number of people working from home has contributed to a raft of dream interpreters and online communities dedicated to the same. While many dream analyzers try to tease out symbolism and meaning from the world of sleep, others take a more scientific approach. In The Guardian, Erin Wamsley, a cognitive neuroscientist and associate professor of psychology at Furman University, said, “Dream imagery is a relatively transparent amalgam of our daily thoughts, feelings and experiences.”

Last updated December 6, 2021
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