Dreams Help ‘Triage’ Emotions, Storing Positive and Dampening Negative Ones

The brain uses a triaging system to process emotions when we are dreaming, storing the positive ones while dampening negative emotions, a new study has found.

Researchers at the University of Bern, Switzerland, and University Hospital Bern say the study, which was published in the journal Science, provides new information about the connection between sleep and mental health, and also could suggest new therapies for treating traumatic memories.

During rapid eye movement (REM) sleep, dreams happen alongside intense emotions but scientists have struggled to understand how these emotions are…

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