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The questions, "Why do we dream?" or "What is the function of dreaming?" are easy to ask but very difficult to answer. The most honest answer is that we do not yet know the function or functions of dreaming.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream

A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that usually occur ... Other prominent theories include those suggesting that dreams assist in .... Some philosophers have concluded that what we think of as the "real world" ...

www.verywell.com/why-do-we-dream-top-dream-theories-2795931

Have you ever wondered why you dream? While we don't yet fully understand why we dream, some of the top experts have weighed in with a few theories.

io9.com/10-theories-that-explain-why-we-dream-897195110

Jul 24, 2013 ... Dubbed the "reverse learning" theory, this idea suggests that we dream to get rid of undesirable connections and associations that build up in ...

www.psychologytoday.com/blog/sleep-newzzz/201502/why-do-we-dream

Feb 13, 2015 ... New insights into what really goes on when we drift into sleep. ... Theories of dreaming span scientific disciplines, from psychiatry and ...

www.nosleeplessnights.com/why-do-we-dream

Oct 18, 2016 ... Nobody really knows why we dream, but there are many theories to explain what goes on at night. We look at the most popular current theories ...

www.world-of-lucid-dreaming.com/why-do-we-dream.html

Modern theories suggest it's not as complicated as that. ... Freud said dreams are a way to express unconscious emotions while we're asleep - otherwise we'd ...

www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/features/why-do-we-dream-the-leading-theories-from-freud-and-others-10515473.html

Sep 24, 2015 ... The science of dreaming has still not been fully explained. There are however a number of theories into why we drift off into a dream world:

blog.ed.ted.com/2016/01/25/why-do-we-dream-7-theories-from-science-in-ted-ed-gifs

Jan 25, 2016 ... In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven't paused in ...

www.csun.edu/~vcpsy00h/students/dreams.htm

There are two different theories of why we sleep: ... According to Freud, we dream to satisfy unconscious desires or wishes, especially those involving sex and ...