10/18/19 Random Fact #25

Did you know that scientists are getting closer to figuring out how to record dreams?

I don’t mean writing your dream down in a journal, I mean, actually, physically seeing your dream in the waking realm; like a movie of some sort. Although this has not happened yet, scientists are still trying to figure out ways to record dreams by detecting certain brain signals while in REM (Rapid Eye Movement) sleep.

While in REM sleep, the body is paralyzed to keep you from moving around and potentially getting into a dangerous situation. However, your brain still sends signals to the nerves in your body. For example if you’re swimming in your dream, your brain would send signals to your limbs as if you were actually swimming, but since you’re paralyzed, you don’t move. This is the first step into viewing our dreams, with many more steps to come.

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