• Question: why do we sometimes forget what we dream?

    Asked by Mimuna04 to Hayley on 15 Mar 2016. This question was also asked by eastendersluver.
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      Hayley Moulding answered on 15 Mar 2016:

      Good questions!! So why do we forget our dreams. It is because they aren’t memories. Instead when we dream we are doing an activity we have never done before or do a lot. There is no benefit to us remembering our dreams. When we wake up from sleep as well, our brain activity changes. Also chemicals in our brains are at different levels when we dream compared to when we wake up. So, these chemicals can control what we remember and what we forget. That means differences in the chemicals can make us forget the dreams we have.