Question of the Week Podcast

Question of the Week episode

Wed, 28th Aug 2013

Why do we dream? And what are nightmares?

A child sleeping (c) Alessandro Zangrilli

We find out what happens in our brains as we dream, why we have them, and what nightmares are all about.

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  • Why do we dream? Why do we have nightmares?

    Love the show. I was wondering if you can tell me what's going on in the brain when we dream? What makes us have bad dreams? What causes nightmares? Is there a difference between them? Do dreams really have any meaning? Thanks! Elisa W. New York



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