We dream… but which one will come first: Sandy or Freddy?
Even today, we know very little about the neurological and endocrine mechanisms that regulate the stages of sleep, let alone about WHY we dream something.
One thing is certain: we dream always, every night, no matter if we are calm, tired, nervous or sick. The impression to sleep a dreamless sleep is due to the fact that, often, the dream activity occurs in the deeper stages of sleep
, therefore, the brain can’t process it in conscious memory.
As for the explanation of their content, we could disturb Freud
and modern psychoanalytic interpretation, or blame those pieces of pork fat fried in butter that we gulped down last night. As a matter of fact, with the scientific means at our disposal, it’s something that for now we can’t investigate for sure, but only speculating.
However, I can leave you with a poem by Stefano Benni
—an Italian writer very dear to me— which reflects exactly what I think about dreams.