Some of my favourite things in life begin with 's'. It's Saturday morning and I've just woken up from 10.5hrs of sleep! 😴 it's so good for the soul.
The phenomenon of Rapid Eye Movement rebound suggests that dreams serve a purpose beyond mere entertainment.
A number of theories seek to explain the function of dreams. Psychologist Sigmund Freud—whose theories revolve around the concept of the “unconscious mind”—believed that dreams are a way for a person to harmlessly discharge repressed thoughts and desires. A more-recent theory suggests that dreams allow us to consolidate and arrange our memories, and yet another proposes that dreams serve the physiological purpose of preserving and maintaining neural pathways. Despite those ideas, other experts maintain that dreams are nothing but random meaningless bursts of brain activity.