Don’t Try to Relieve Stress in Your Sleep.
I don’t want me to graduate from college. I dropped out of school one semester early because I got exactly the kind of media work I hoped to work for after graduation. So why did I have the same dream for years, where I returned to school for the last semester, left my wife for the hostel, and I was already late for class? And how can I stop having this dream? Apparently I can’t.
Science journalist and author of Why We Dream, Alice Robb tells The Cut that trying not to dream can make you more likely to dream . She points to a study in which subjects who were told not to dream about anything dreamed about it .
Instead, Robb suggests working out any real factors that might trigger the dream, such as bumping into a coworker who annoys you, or fixing a situation with an ex-friend, or finally saying hello to a horse that is chasing you through your grandmother’s house. until your teeth fall out. Sleep researcher Antonio Zadra gave us similar advice last year, advising you to try to change your sleep rather than eliminate it.
I confess that my dreams of going back to college were dimmed when I got a job (this!) That was more in line with my desired career path. Now I tend to daydream about missed blog post deadlines and Slack issues. Hooray!