Monthly Archive: July 2009

Dreams and Stages of Sleep


Initially when we close our eyes we lightly drift in and out of sleep and can be awakened easily by external noise. Muscle activity slows down. The eyes move slowly and occasionally we see...

Hobson: Activation Synthesis Theory


This theory of dreaming was first proposed in 1977 by Hobson and McCarley. At the onset of REM sleep, random signals (known as PGO spikes) arise from the Pons (a structure located on the...

Dream Journal Entry: 8th July 2009


I am walking on a street and notice that someone is standing looking scared. There are two Africans waiting on the other side of the street and they seem to be bullying the man....