Have you ever woken up from a dream feeling more confused than well-rested? Bustle has a few of the answers to your dreaming ways if you're wondering why you're dream patterns are suddenly changing.

  • No dreams means that you're not getting a lot of R.E.M. sleep (which is the sleeping stage in which we have our dreams). It could be the sign of a sleeping disorder such as sleep apnea. Not dreaming could also be a contributing factor for depression.
  • Weird dreams could be triggered by eating before bed. Processed foods, greasy foods and alcohol right before bed could all play a part in you having weird dreams at night.
  • Lots of dreams even when you nap could also be a sign of a sleep disorder. Narcolepsy makes you tired during the day and interrupts your R.E.M. sleep at night which means that your body goes into that stage quickly and therefore gives you a lot of dreams.

Interpreting the content of your dreams is much trickier than figuring out whether or not your having dreams. Just be aware if you start noticing a new pattern in your sleep behavior.

(via Bustle)