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Sleep Disorders

Dreams

Finding the meaning of dreams and nightmares fascinate many of us. Learn more about why dreams are important, types of nightmares and factors that may play a role in your dreaming.

To dream the impossible dream

Scientists can still only guess why we dream. What’s clear however is we all spend about two hours a night dreaming even though we may remember only five per cent of our dreams.

The importance of dreams

Many of us are fascinated by dreams and whether or not they mean anything but few of us understand how dreams occur or why they are important...

5 types of nightmares

Ever dreamed of being trapped in an elevator? Or of being chased by a killer? Or of trying to escape a torrent of hot, volcanic lava? Get the lowdown on nightmares here...

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Dr Alison Bentley is a general practitioner who has consulted in sleep medicine and sleep disorders, in both adults and children of all ages, for almost 30 years. She also researches and publishes on a number of sleep-related topics both in formal research journals and lay publications including as editor of Sleep Matters, an educational newsletter on sleep disorders for doctors.

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