Psychodynamic Approach: Do dreams have a meaning?
Ø Some people claim they don’t have dreams, others that they don’t remember their dreams and people that claim they dream often and always.
Ø Dreams are measured by rapid eye movements (REM): suggests everyone dreams
Ø 5 periods of REM sleep a night
Ø REM sleep is important as this is when the parts of the brain associated with memory are active
Ø Those who have been deprived of dream sleep are known to have behavioural problems or permanent neurological problems
Ø REM sleep is vital…