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Is it normal for a person to have 2 to 3 dreams different per night?

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heartballet | Student, Grade 9 | (Level 1) eNoter

Posted April 18, 2009 at 4:10 AM via web

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Is it normal for a person to have 2 to 3 dreams different per night?

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cburr | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Associate Educator

Posted April 18, 2009 at 8:58 AM (Answer #1)

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Can only speak for myself, but yes!! I often have at least that many.

Of course, I can't vouch for being normal . . . .

Actually, most teens and adults dream 4 to 6 times per night, as that is how often we usually enter REM sleep -- the Rapid Eye Movement phase of our normal sleep pattern.  The length of REM periods varies across the night.  It's shorter at first (5 - 10 minutes) and then a half hour or more later in the night.

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