To sleep…perchance to dream? Nah!

Interest in dreams–and their interpretation–seems to go in cycles, and there appears to be a lot of interest right now.

But what if you don’t dream?

Psychologists (or is it psychiatrists?) say that everyone dreams…that everyone needs to dream in order to deal with daily “stuff.”

But what if you don’t dream?

I rarely dream–at least to my knowledge. Occasionally–very occasionally–I wake up remembering snippets of a dream, but most of the time I am not aware of having had any dreams whatsoever.

Only once did I have a dream that was powerful/scary enough that I remember it to this day. I think I must have been about 10 or so. I had the only upstairs bedroom in our house–and it had windows on all three sides. In my dream, the house was on fire, and the fire blocked my stairway. The only way out was to go out one of my windows onto the roof–and then slide down the drainpipe. But before I could do that, I had to save my doll collection (dolls from the different countries my father had visited). So I was throwing them out onto the grass. I woke up, aware that the fire was coming closer, but I still had dolls to save.

I haven’t a clue what that dream meant then (or now)…but it’s the only one I have ever remembered.

I’ve even put a notepad and pencil in my nightstand so I could jot down whatever snippets I remembered when I woke up. But…nothing.

My nights are restful. I don’t wake up tired–at least, most of the time. And I think I’m reasonably well-adjusted.

So…I sleep. But dreaming? Doesn’t seem to be part of my life!

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