Unexpected Things That Influence Your Dreams
You know that sounds, smells and situations can invade them and certain medications spin them out of control. But not in your wildest dreams (maybe) did you think these could play a role.
Your Onscreen Alter Ego
The more you play video games, the more control and awareness you'll have in your dreams—like playing your "character" in your sleep, found Jayne Gackenbach, PhD, a psychologist at Grant MacEwan University in Canada. She explains that serious gamers get a lot of practice maneuvering in a virtual environment
—a skill that may translate especially well in the context of a dream.