Re: Sleep

Ross A. Finlayson (
Mon, 01 Nov 1999 08:03:01 -0500

Does anyone have dreams remembered where they are not themselves? In all dreams that I recall, I am myself. If we have dreams where we are someone else, are they separated?

Recent dream tokens are aborigine, red truck. Favorites include mountain and flight. Levitation is interesting.

Come sleep, oh sleep
wistful knot of peace
embalmer of woe
poor man's wealth
prisoner's release
indifferent judge between high and low

Makes me think of pseudo-science. Dream interpretation and all that.

Ross F.

Anders Sandberg wrote:

> Robert Owen <> writes:
> > Has anyone considered the hypothesis suggested by sleep research
> > and Hamlet that we sleep in order to dream? The peer-reviewed
> > research finding that it is possible to induce psychosis in subjects
> > if they are persistently awakened when REM states are detected
> > implies, but does not prove, that dreaming is the necessary and
> > sufficient condition for socialized cognition when awake.
> Which studies do you refer to? Some of the old REM deprivation studies
> have been questioned due to problems with set and setting, as well as
> the deprivation methods. Of course, going without REM is almost
> certainly bad for you anyway. There are some elegant rat studies (with
> control rats awakened exactly as often as the REM deprived ones) that
> show that selective REM deprivation is indeed quite nasty over the
> long term.
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