“The stuff that dreams are made of”*

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Dentistry and specifically orofacial pain have been involved in the science of sleep and its interactions with pain and various other relevant disorders for decades. Yet we have not yet explored dreams; an amazing phenomenon occurring during sleep where brain activity can induce a virtual reality that includes visual, auditory, olfactory, taste, and emotional experiences as true as their waketime counterparts. Humans spend about 2 hours dreaming per night, and we have established that most, but not all, of our dreaming occurs during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep. While neuroscientists routinely examine neural activity during sleep, capturing dreams so that they can be evaluated presents obvious challenges

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)267-268
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Oral and Facial Pain and Headache
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2021
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Dentistry (miscellaneous)
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine


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