The dream app: Site says it wants to change the way we think about sleep

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The dream app: Site says it wants to change the way we think about sleep

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The curators of DreamsCloud say analyzing your dreams is like training a muscle (DreamsCloud)

The average person will spend five years of life dreaming — that’s more than 100,000 dreams over a 70-year lifetime. Still, not many of us spend more than a few passing moments reflecting on what those nightly dreams say about our waking life.

But would you give them more credence if you could get free feedback from licensed psychologists and other dream experts?

The curators behind DreamsCloud says dreams are the world’s common language, and they’ve got some evidence to support it: Hundreds of thousands of users already have shared their personal dreams across the site and its mobile app.

Here’s how the site works: You upload a description of your dream to the site or mobile app and within 24 hours you receive a “reflection,” i.e. analysis, of your dream from the DreamsCloud team of experts.

“We believe that the social media platform can be used to communicate, interact and help society better understand their dreams,” DreamsCloud Chairman and co-founder Jean-Marc Emden told Yahoo News in a phone interview. “Dreams are naturally social — people wake up and want to tell someone about their dreams.”

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About Tore Nielsen

Researcher at University of Montreal and Director of Dream & Nightmare Laboratory
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