The Kind of Dream You Have Says a Lot About Your Sleep
Did anyone else watch Game of Thrones last night? I won't spoil anything, but let's just say, I didn't get to sleep easily after watching the show. Bustle says that the kind of dreams that you have at night say a lot about your sleep.
- Pleasant dreams (no surprise) were connected to those who have high quality sleep without interruptions and who were able to achieve enough REM sleep throughout the night.
- Vivid dreams actually indicate poor sleep as your brain is trying to cram all of those dreams into a smaller amount of time. So while you might have awesome dreams, your quality of sleep is generally very bad.
- Nightmares usually say that something else is going on in your life and that itself can affect your sleep in a number of ways. Figuring out what your nightmare is trying to tell you is a way to resolve your real-life issue that is hurting your quality of sleep.
Sleep is a weird thing, we need it, we want it, but we don't always get it. Learning more about your dreams can certainly help you in your real life and can definitely help you get better quality sleep.