Dream recall frequency and psychosomatics

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Diego Dal Sacco


Dream’s recall, Dreaming, Psychosomatics, Awakening


The ability to remember dreams can depend on a wide range of factors such as personality, creativity, mental state, cognitive functions as well as somatic symptoms.

In the course of their studies, medical researchers have demonstrated that about 80% patients, woken up at their Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep phase, can remember their own dreams, whereas, in clinical practice, young adults can remember their dreams on their awakenings only once or twice a week.

Let us now come to the point: in this study we suggest some hypotheses that could explain the reason why patients suffering from psychosomatic disorders seem to remember dreams much less frequently than healthy individuals.


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