We're In The Middle Of A Dreamless Epidemic
Cosmopolitan|April 2018

We're In The Middle Of A Dreamless Epidemic

Jessica Goodman
We're In The Middle Of A Dreamless Epidemic

And researchers are calling this national drought a public health hazard. Turns out, dreaming isn’t just when you show up naked to middle school PE class. It’s also a time when your brain and body consolidate memories, regulate negative emotions, and increase your overall well-being (that one where you’re in Harry Styles’ bedroom? #SelfCare). Which means that missing out on nighttime reveries can lead to physical and mental ails, according to a new study published in Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences.

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