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Oneirology is the scientific study of dreaming but what exactly is dreaming Dreams arent something that you can hold or see or smell or fiscally interact withYou cant just ask someone else to tell you about their dreams because we forget about 95 of all the dreams we have Think about it like this the eagle nebula a genet stretcher 6 thousand 5 hundred light years away even though it is so far we pretty much know what it is made of and it is 100 trilling km tall we know what caused it and we know where it is going to be in 700 hundred 50 mill years from now But we do not really know why or for what reason we dreamThe beginning of Oneirology as a scientific is oftens dated back to the discovery by Kleitman and Aserinsky of the the sleep cycle and the discovery of REM sleepOneirology is a pretty new scientific study and the definition is still a little clouded It tends to be used to refer to any and all scientific study of dreams and dreaming It can be divided into two main fields Scientific study of the causes of dreams and the scientific study of the content and interpretation of dreamsAs such it incorporates a number of disciplines from biology to psychology The Sleep Cycle consists of alternating NREM Non-REM and REM sleep REM stands for REMand is phase of sleep where the brain is the most active and the numerous and vivid dreams occur REM sleep is also known as paradoxical sleep REM Sleep is a part if the sleep Cycle where the brain is not resting but extremely activeBrain waves are small and fast with bursts of activity the body is more active with pulse rate increasing and fingers and toes twitchingBut the main parts of our bodies are paralysed probably to prevent damage during dreams REM even though the eyes are closed
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