Dreaming a lot lately in my sleep

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by JaciBart, Oct 14, 2002.

  1. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    That is good, but I also feel as if I might be heading into a remission, could there be a connection?

    Am I suddenly getting stage 4 sleep, isn't that when the dreaming happens?

    Jaci
  2. JaciBart

    JaciBart Member

    That is good, but I also feel as if I might be heading into a remission, could there be a connection?

    Am I suddenly getting stage 4 sleep, isn't that when the dreaming happens?

    Jaci
  3. karen2002

    karen2002 New Member

    Jaci...I Copied this from a recent post I made--We were discussing Sleep Apnea...but this covers the sleep stages.
    Karen

    It is not the dream stage or the REM stage that we need, ----We need Delta or Stage 4, to not be sleep deprived, and to decrease our fibro symptoms.
    REM stage or Rapid Eye Movement--is the time of dreaming and increased brain activity.
    Stage 4 or deep sleep is where the healing takes place.
    I have copied the following from a website, and if you are interested you can find it by typing sleepdoctor, and its a dot com.

    Stage 3 and 4 or Delta sleep: Stage 2 sleep evolves into "Delta" sleep or "slow wave" sleep in approximately 10-20 minutes and may last 15-30 minutes. It is called "slow wave" sleep because brain activity slows down dramatically from the "theta" rhythm of Stage 2 to a much slower rhythm of 1 to 2 cycles per second called "delta" and the height or amplitude of the waves increases dramatically. In most adults these two stages are completed within the first two 90 minute sleep cycles or within the first three hours of sleep. Contrary to popular belief, it is delta sleep that is the "deepest" stage of sleep (not REM) and the most restorative. It is delta sleep that a sleep-deprived person's brain craves the first and foremost. In children, delta sleep can occupy up to 40% of all sleep time and this is what makes children unwakeable or "dead asleep" during most of the night.

    ยท Stage 5: REM (Rapid Eye Movement Sleep): This is a very active stage of sleep. Composes 20-25 % of a normal nights sleep. Breathing, heart rate and brain wave activity quicken. Vivid Dreams can occur. Sleep Specialists call this 5th stage of sleep "REM" rapid eye movement sleep because if one is to watch a person in this stage, their eyes are moving rapidly about. After REM stage, the body usually returns to Stage 2 sleep.


  4. latracy

    latracy New Member

    Mostly my dreams are when I hurt the worst. I am being hurt by someone or something then I wake up with a severe headache or other pains. I rather not dream.