What is the “Overfitted Brain Hypothesis” About Dreaming?

What is the “Overfitted Brain Hypothesis” About Dreaming?

Did you know that your brain might be overfitting? The overfitted brain hypothesis suggests that our brains can become too specialized, hindering adaptability. Imagine being stuck in a mental rut, unable to pivot when needed. Get ready to challenge your thinking and consider how flexibility plays a crucial role in cognitive processes. Let’s uncover the…

How To Best Journal “The Theme of the Night”

How To Best Journal “The Theme of the Night”

Sometimes something happens during the day.  Whatever it is, you can’t stop thinking about it. Or maybe you watch something on the Internet. Whatever it is, it fills your thoughts when you sleep. They’re not dreams. Oh, no. Dreams have more form and shape than these thoughts. These are ideas that you’re mulling. It would…

Nodding Off Can Be a Serious Problem

Nodding Off Can Be a Serious Problem

In the specialized jargon of the medical profession relating to sleep, it’s called “microsleep.” Everyone else calls it “nodding off.” Calling it nodding off is much clearer. The common, layperson’s term lends itself to being recognized for the problem it is. The specialized language is sterile, drained of meaning. Nodding off is the same as…

Can One Uncomfortable Night Stop You From Dreaming?

Can One Uncomfortable Night Stop You From Dreaming?

Q: As of last week, I used to dream every night, sometimes having several dreams in the night. Last week I spent a night in a terrible hotel. The bed was lumpy and the room was noisy. I also got sick from dinner. Since then, I’ve stopped dreaming. I don’t remember any dreams when I…

How To Really Benefit From a Rehearsal Dream

How To Really Benefit From a Rehearsal Dream

There’s a type of dream where you might not even realize that you’re dreaming when you have it—the rehearsal dream.  You just might think of the dream as “just thinking about something.”  It could be a meeting, a presentation, or a conversation you know you’ve got to have with someone. Be careful. Even if the…

Aha Moments In the Middle of the Night

Aha Moments In the Middle of the Night

Sometimes dreams will give you vague pictures and a rough outline that something’s going on. You wake up, with no idea what the dream was. Then, minutes later, an idea occurs. You come to a new understanding. You put the pieces together. Not a dream Technically, that’s not a dream. You’re in none of the…

Will Auto Insurance Companies Want Your Sleep Data?

Will Auto Insurance Companies Want Your Sleep Data?

Automobile insurance companies have apps and devices to monitor driver behavior. Drivers consent to the monitoring for discounts. In 2024, drivers can be desperate to find savings amidst inflation-challenged budgets. Car insurance premiums soared an average of 24 percent this year, far beyond many other expense categories. The apps and devices record and report hard…

How to Understand Your Dream With Or About Onions

How to Understand Your Dream With Or About Onions

“Onions have layers. You get it? We both have layers,” Shrek says. “You both have layers. You know, not everybody like onions. Cake! Everybody loves cake! Cakes have layers!” the donkey replies. “I don’t care what everyone likes! Ogres are not like cakes.” Shrek (2001) Just as the quote above from the movie Shrek, your…

Questions Answered About L-theanine and Suntheanine

Questions Answered About L-theanine and Suntheanine

Derived from tea leaves, L-theanine (Suntheanine) is studied for its calming and focus-enhancing effects. With the increasing interest in incorporating natural remedies into daily routines, it is important to understand the facts and debunk any myths surrounding L-theanine and Suntheanine. In this article, we’ll explore the science behind the compounds, potential benefits, and address common…

Make Sleeping Better Your 2024 Resolution!

Make Sleeping Better Your 2024 Resolution!

Happy 2024, dear readers! It’s always popular to make New Year’s resolutions about health. Why not? It’s the most valuable thing you own if you have it. According to some surveys, more than half of the resolutions deal with aspects of health. Sleep, of course, plays a big role in overall health. Sleep and dreams…

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