14. Why Do We Dream?
If you thought sleeping was a mystery, dreaming is an even bigger one! Dreams are so incredibly vivid, full of amazing fantasies and scenarios, that they can feel like an entire real-life movie is playing for us while we sleep!
But what is the purpose of our dreams? If sleeping was a way for our brain to rest, then dreaming won’t make sense, since it keeps our brain quite active even as we sleep.
Some scientists say that it is a way for us to play different scenarios – both good and bad – in our minds so that we are better prepared for them when we wake up. Other sleep experts say dreaming has no purpose at all. Well, the jury is still out!