The Sleep Science Pod


Ep12. Sleep, Dreams and Mental Health

Season 1, Ep. 12

This episode considers some of the emotion processing and regulating functions of both sleep and dreaming.


We consider some of the many aspects of mental health that sleep and dreaming are related to, such as depression, anxiety, PTSD and psychosis. We focus on nightmares as a manifestation of disordered emotion processing.


Dr. Michelle Carr, researcher of dreams and nightmares, talks to us about how we may use our sleep-subjective experience for insight into our mental health, as well as how we might be able to engineer our dreams in the future.


Dr. Carr’s Aeon magazine piece on nightmare re-scripting:


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