Tequila/Monk

Do dreams affect your mood?

January 30, 2008

I think I've hinted at this before, but I wonder how much dreams affect people's mood on any given day?

I'm lucky in that I have a pretty high rate of recall on my dreams, and beyond that, I often "wake up" in the middle of my dreams. (By that I mean that oftentimes I'm at least partially conscious during my dreams.)

Because of this, I can point to days like yesterday, where I had a night of mostly annoying dreams, followed by me "getting up on the wrong side of the bed". Clearly my dreams had a strong impact on my waking mood.

Which leads me back to wondering, for all the people that say they can't remember their dreams, do those same dreams affect their mood?

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