Why Do You Forget Your Dreams When You Wake Up?

The majority of dreams happen during REM sleep. Your brain utilizes this phase of sleep, in

addition to dreaming, to organize your feelings, assimilate information from the day, and choose

which things to store to memory. A certain group of neurons has been shown by researchers to be

crucial in assisting your brain in discarding newly acquired information that it has judged

unnecessary, including dreams. REM sleep causes these neurons to fire. Writing down your dreams

as soon as you wake up in a dream diary could be helpful if you'd want to recall more of them.

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