Do babies have dreams?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    i belive they do

    The science of modern dream and sleep research really leapt forward when Eugene Aserinsky, working as a researcher in a sleep laboratory, noticed that his eight year old son's eyes moved while he slept. Later it was found this was due to the eyes following activities taking place in a dream, and that these rapid eye movements (REM) were a sign of dreaming.

    From this it was seen that even newborn babies dream. In fact, although adults only spend about a third of their sleep period dreaming, babies spend 50 to 80 percent of sleep in dreams. Some researchers, carrying their investigation into the womb, state that at 24-30 weeks gestational age the unborn baby dreams a 100 percent.

    Because most researchers investigate dreaming from a physiological or neurological standpoint, they are not very good at telling us why babies, or we adults, spend so much time dreaming. This is because dreams are more connected with the passionate drive to survive, to relate, to learn and grow. When we see a child go into a frenzy when they are lost, we can understand just how passionate the emotional level of dreams are. It is this level of feeling that dreams deal with.

  • 4 years ago

    How could you already know in the experience that your bnaby has good or undesirable desires?,,,oh nicely i assume mothers understand maximum suitable/ intutition ,,,lol. I dont understand yet i think of they dream approximately wonderfull colorings and precis shaoes and varieties. regardless of each thing a toddlers suggestions continues to be arising and that they not often undergo in suggestions something for the period of those childhood. Dont subject I if anyhtng your toddler is probably in basic terms no longer napping conveniently n the cot a technique or the different. too lots blanket ,no longer sufficient, Too little room etc.

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes babies do have dreams. Often when they are doing gestures in their sleep is because they are dreaming.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Apparently they do. They dream of the reddish fuzzy 'light' they see inside the womb, and they dream of their mothers voice.

    Source(s): Some TV documentary I saw a while ago
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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    yes babys have dreams, sometimes they laugh or wimper in here dreams, Its kinda funny watching them!!!

  • Rvn
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    It would appear so, if you watch a baby sleep. It's difficult to verify.

  • blah
    Lv 4
    1 decade ago

    yes

  • Pace
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    Hard to tell because they can't tell you, but yes I believe they do.

  • 1 decade ago

    of coarse, that's why the wiggle, laugh, curl their fingers and smile when they are sleeping.

  • 1 decade ago

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