Sleeping and Dreaming Report
Dreams have been the interest of people for along time. Why do we dream? Why do we sleep? Those are some of many of the questions that people still ponder on today. This is a detailed sleeping and dreaming report. In this assignment I was encouraged to keep a dream journal. The dream journal was to include the times in which I slept and awoke each day. My daily routine before bed each day, and my sleep/dreaming patterns were to be recorded also. How I felt each day was also to be recorded in the journal. Furthermore, I will be discussing my daily sleep habits and rituals. I will be deriving solutions for better rest, and lastly, I will be analyzing my dreams using both theories (Freudian and Biopsychological). My daily sleep schedule is pretty unhealthy. I sleep for about 6-7 hours a night on a good day. I also tend to nap about 3 hours everyday after school. My nightly routine consists of talking on the phone while watching television and then gradually falling off to sleep. Usually that is around 11p.m./12.am. Then, I wake up at 6 a.m. the next day. On weekends however, my sleep schedule is distraught. I sleep for about half of the day! I probably regain the REM sleep that I lose during the weekdays. I am always tired and my shabby sleep patterns are surely why. Concurringly, my dreams consist of many topics. The more stressful my day is, the more I dream. My dreams tend to have something to do with what has gone on during the course of my day. There have been countless days upon which I have been tempted to fall asleep during the school day. Why am I always so tired? Obviously, I desperately need some major improvements on my sleep schedule, habits and rituals. Talking on the phone and watching television is an absolute no-no. Instead, I should spend my time reading a book, which is more relaxing. I need to stabilize my sleep schedule to be at the same time the whole week instead of splitting it between weekdays and...
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