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Dream Deprivation Linked to Major Health Concerns

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Dreaming - REM Sleep

Mounting evidence suggests that dreaming or REM sleep is suppressed by common aspects of modern lifestyle. Many widely used medications - especially antidepressants and sleeping pills, as well as evening alcohol consumption constrain normal dreaming. And now, new findings are establishing a clear connection between the loss of dreaming and serious illness.

Dr. Rubin Naiman, clinical assistant professor of medicine and the sleep specialist for Dr. Andrew Weil's Program in Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona, stresses this concern in his new book, HEALING NIGHT: