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Yes, we (adults) dream more than once every night. The University of Californa has a Dream Research team. Their FAQ explains: How often do we dream, and when? Most people over the age of 10 dream at least 4 to 6 times per night during a stage of sleep called REM (for Rapid Eye Movements, a distinguishing characteristic of this stage of sleep). During REM ...


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The reason Freud called his analysis "scientific" is for rhetorical purposes. He believed that science had given the lie to all things "supernatural", but the interpretations of dreams was still full of supernatural claims, which he hoped to eliminate through his own set of materialist rules. As he says in The Interpretation of Dreams (1913): It would ... ...


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According to Medline Plus, eating right before bed can increase your metabolism and increase your brain's overnight activity, leading to dreams and nightmares. Substances such as alcohol and nicotine cause a lighter sleep and prevent REM sleep, which decreases dreaming. However, some foods may increase REM sleep, which increases dreaming. The British ...


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A comment by @Oliver_C mentioned a study that found snoring to occur during all stages of sleep. The original link had gone stale over time, but I could recover the study he was referring to: Hoffstein, V., J. H. Mateika, and S. Mateika. 1991. Snoring and sleep architecture. American Review of Respiratory Disease 143(1). 92–96. Unfortunately, the article ...


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No. According to A Cartesian Introduction to Philosophy (1986): This shows, by the way, why it's so pointless for you to pinch yourself to see if you're awake. You may dream that you are pinching yourself, and you may dream that you are finding yourself to be awake. Of course, if you are just dreaming that you are doing this, you are mistaken. In light ...


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