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What do blind people see when they dream?

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Dr. Ahmad M Hadied
Orthopedic Surgery 50 years experience
It Depend the age of: Sight loss affected the visual quality of the subjects’ dreams. The study determined that people who go blind at age five or younger tend not to have visual dreams, whereas if blindness occurs at about age seven or older, chances are the blind will see some images. When people go blind between ages five and seven, their potential for dream sight could go either way.
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A 29-year-old member asked:

Do blind people dream at night?

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Dr. Kirankumar Viramgama
Sleep Medicine 32 years experience
Yes: 1.Dream sleep is intact inspite they don't see. 2 but they have is called a free-running type of circadian rhythm disorders as they don't have light stimulation to keep the same sleep-wake cycle. 3. So they tend to go to bed late regularly every few weeks and few week normal sleep cycle. But it is free running pattern. 4.Actigraphy is use for diagnosis. 4. Melatonin may be used.
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