Certain things having to do with the human body are at times meant to remain a mystery and unchanged. I recently stumbled upon a fascinating topic while researching various mental health problems I’m currently educating myself on, due to my girlfriend enduring a heart wrenching level of childhood sexual, verbal and physical abuse, from which she suffers every single day from horrific symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder, giving her the burden of nightmares every night, nightmares reliving the horrors of her childhood.
Have you ever had a recurring nightmare that became so frequent and increasingly terrifying that your ability to function on a daily basis at work or with your children was becoming affected, leading you to wish you could prevent yourself from dreaming at all?
You may want to learn some interesting facts before messing with the human brain; you may better understand the mind’s complexity while at the same time it’s simplicity.
I discovered that when a person sleeps, they always dream-even during brief naps. We’ve all heard someone telling people they don’t ever dream or remember their dreams. On the contrary, many people simply aren’t able to bring their dream up to a level of consciousness from the deep unconscious. Turns out dreaming is essential to our daily mental functioning. Well how about that?
Several websites I found gave convincing information that dreams belong in our unconscious, although the majority of the time they creep into our conscious awareness, being potentially disturbing. Think of some over-the-counter as well as prescribed medications used for inducing sleep on such a deep level, they keep the brain from reaching a level of REM sleep so effectively that upon waking, the individual complains of “not feeling very rested” or as though more sleep is needed.
In addition, being deprived of REM sleep interferes with the brain’s ability to perform normally during waking hours, leading to many different problems, such as decreased performance at work, irritability, fatigue, and other mental dysfunctions, which could have long-term affects on the poor soul who is unlucky enough to experience this problem.
Rather than taking anything to change how you sleep, what about just sleeping for the standard eight hours per day, avoiding naps of any duration; I suspect you will be contacting me to bestow major praise and appreciation for putting this info out there.
It’s my pleasure, just me sharing this boring yet potentially helpful information I happened upon.
My work is done here. For this post that is.