• Question: How do people have dreams?

    Asked by natrualme to Jemma, John, Lisa, Sam, David, Jonathan, Pete on 22 Jun 2012. This question was also asked by seanmc.
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      Jemma Ransom answered on 22 Jun 2012:

      Hi @naturalme, haven’t anwered one of your questions in a while, how are you?

      The answer to this is we aren’t really sure why people dream, or indeed why people sleep! It may be that sleep serves a restorative function on the brain. It has also been observed that people who read something immediately before bed are more likely to remember it the next day suggesting that memories might be formed during sleep, so make sure you get plenty during exams weeks