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When I studied psychology, we absorbed from our lecturer that all dreams were good for us, in that it proved we were experiencing deep sleep. Apparently we were told that the Hippocampus (part of our brain) was responsible for storing our day to day memories. Something like the RAM component in our PC or Laptop. Without 8 hours sleep, the hippocampus becomes equivalent to ‘waterlogged’, which interferers with making new memories. Has anyone suffered from sleep deprivation and how has that affected you?
As a nurse, I used to work lots of night duty, but while I had to be awake, I noticed many of my patients had difficulty sleeping. I used to tell them to sit on the very edge of the bed, then they would soon drop off. Bad joke eh?