U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
CA
A member asked:

is it healthier to remember dreams than to not remember them?

3 doctor answers9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Richard Tholen
Plastic Surgery 41 years experience
Great question!: Remembering dreams is neither healthy nor unhealthy, but usually relates to the time when woken up while actively dreaming. Some dreams are not so "fun" to remember, and others can be fabulous in many ways, but either is normal, and forgetting them is the most common occurrence. Either way, don't give this another thought and don't worry if you remember or forget them! sweet dreams!
Dr. Fred Gallo
Clinical Psychology 36 years experience
No: Most of the time people don't remember most of their dreams, even though they generally have several dreams nightly.
Dr. Jeffrey Satinover
Psychiatry 39 years experience
A resource: "healthy" versus "unhealthy"? No. But dreams can be a great resource for creativity and greater integration of one's personality. They can have an immediate problem solving benefit during times of transition. The great chemist kekule spent years searching in vain for the structure of benzene (a foundational molecule for life). The answer--a ring--came to him in a dream: a serpent biting its tail.

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Similar questions

A 24-year-old member asked:

Is a spleen necessary to live a healthy life?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
No: The spleen functions as a contributor to the body's immune system. Removal of the spleen will result in an increased risk of infections with certain organisms. There are vaccines available to prevent infections against these organisms. The risk of serious infections is less than 1%. Most people without a spleen can lead normal lives.
A 22-year-old member asked:

Is there a way that I can live a healthy life as a vegetarian?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Yes: If you're a vegetarian, take increased amounts of protein from foods like beans to make up for the loss from animal products. If you have kidney disease, check with your doctor first before doing this. Also, you need a B12 supplement esp if you also don't eat eggs. If you don't consume dairy, take a ca+d supplement as well. They come in pill form and a few candied forms like mini-chocolates.
A 32-year-old member asked:

Is there a way that I can live a healthy life as a vegan?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine 17 years experience
Absolutely!: You can very easily live a healthy life as a vegan, assuming you don't have a baseline gastrointestinal/absorptive or nutritional issue (such as celiac disease). Be sure to take in plenty of protein (beans, lentils), calcium supplementation since you're not consuming dairy products, and B12 supplementation (from meat, eggs, dairy only). B12 deficiency leads to blood and nerve problems.
A 18-year-old member asked:

What's a good way to start being healthy again?

2 doctor answers7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Edward Neilsen
Family Medicine 19 years experience
Small steps: Remember, big steps (like becoming a vegan) are not likely to last. Start by simpler things - walk 30 minutes every day, limit restaurants to 2-3 x month, cut back on simple carbs (white bread, white rice, etc). If weight loss is your goal, aim for 1-2 lb per week - sustainable weight loss. As you advance get the advice of your doctor or a trainer. Limiting alcohol and not smoking are a must!
MD
A 44-year-old member asked:

How do I start to get healthier?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Seema Patel
Holistic Medicine 27 years experience
Getting healthier: To start the journey to better health, improve your diet by eating more plant based foods, less process foods, drink water rather than caffeinated drinks, exercise, and manage stress.

Related questions

A 47-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer6 doctors weighed in
A 36-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 43-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
A 33-year-old member asked:
1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
24/7 visits
$15 per month
Last updated Oct 3, 2016
Connect with a U.S. board-certified doctor by text or video anytime, anywhere.
24/7 visits
$15 per month

Disclaimer:

Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.