Can dreams occur only in REM sleep stage or in all stages of sleep?

Most common. It is most common in rem sleep but it can also occur in non rem sleep. Particularly deeper or delta sleep.

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Is supressing REM sleep better for good sleep? Do dreams occur in this stage?

No way. Absolutely not. Rem sleep is extremely important. That is when most of your brain rehabilitation and memory formation occurs. Suppressing rem sleep can result in mental and physical problems. Dreaming occurs during this time as well. Read more...

Do I dream during REM sleep?

Yes. Absolutely dreaming is a major part of rem along with flaccid muscles (no activity). Muscles that are still active in rem are the diaphragm and your eye muscles. Read more...
Yes. Rem (rapid eye movement) sleep is that level of sleep when we dream. It usually occurs late in the sleep cycle after a period of deeper sleep and may occur just before awakening. Read more...

If your best sleep is during REM sleep which also happens to be when you dream... Begonia it when I have dreams those are my worst sleeps?

REM sleep is. dream sleep and psychologically healthy and non-REM is when the physical body heals. We need both. A psychologist or sleep expert can help you influence the content of your dreams and help you process emotional material so that your dreams are not so negative. Peace and good health. Read more...

I had a sleep study and am waiting for the results, but the tech saw a lot of time in REM sleep. I dream a lot even during naps. Any significance?

Sleep disorder. Do not know why sleep study was ordered, but if you have rapid onset of REM sleep and dreaming, this might indicate narcolepsy. Do you suffer daytime somnolence, and inability to resist napping during the day?? Read more...

Why when I go to bed sometimes I dream after I fall asleep? REM sleep is later, not immediatly...

REM is later stage. REM sleeps occurs ~ 90 minutes after the onset of sleep. This is the time when intense dreaming occurs. Read more...
REM. REM sleep occurs throughout the night, however more predominantly later night/early morning. During this type of sleep most memorable dreaming occurs. Normal REM latency is approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours however can occur earlier in various conditions such as Narcolepsy, depression and certain medications. Read more...

Have been off mobic (meloxicam) & melatonin b/c of upcoming surgery. Does one of these suppress REM sleep? I'm now dreaming alot & having more restorative sleep.

REM sleep. Neither of those medications is thought to suppress REM sleep. In fact, melatonin has been shown in human trials to increase REM sleep. See your sleep specialist for discussion. http://press.endocrine.org/doi/abs/10.1210/jc.2002-021057 , http://www.chronobiology.ch/wp-content/uploads/publications/Cajochen_AJP_97.pdf. Read more...

My fiance suffers from depression. He is on four antidepressants and sleeps a lot! He seems to go into REM sleep quickly and has bad dreams often arguing, kicking or flinching. More recently, he has begun bed wetting. What should I do?

Hello, . Hello, complex issue. The kicking and arguing he does in his sleep, may or may not be occurring during rem. Quick, question - is by any chance a combat veteran or has he undergone one or more life threatening, or horrific life events? This may be part of depression. Have no idea if there is any post traumatic element. Also, do not know if the bed wetting is due to a medication side effect or if it is part of the symptom pattern. The only way to determine what these sleep behaviors are, is to get a sleep study. If it is a rem sleep disorder, if he is taking trazodone, that can increase the period of time spent in rem. This needs further work up. Good luck. Read more...
I . I am perplexed on why your fiance' is prescribed 4 antidepressants (as earlier pointed out). This is a not (to put it mildly) very common thing to do with patients for depression. If i was in your shoes, i would seek a second opinion about his depression treatment and this would be my priority. Read more...
Any . Any attempt to answer your question will be purely based on speculation. First question that pops up to my mind is- what is the reason for 4 antidepressants? When several medications are combined it is extremely difficult to know what kind of side effects such combination could cause. Increased sedation could be due to that combination of antidepressants. Nightmares can occur as a result of combinations of medications. Nightmares are usually the result of anxiety disorders like post traumatic stress disorders. If his clinical condition permits some of the antidepressants should be gradually decreased and discontinued. Then re evaluate his condition. Read more...