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How Dreams Shape Our Memories

Everyone dreams while they sleep, whether they remember it or not, and REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the most intense period of dreaming during the sleep cycle. The name comes from the random, side-to-side movement of the eyes while sleeping, which apparently relates to the visual images of dreams.  A recent study has discovered a causal link between REM sleep and memory formation, meaning our dreams shape our memories.