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Dreams Help Heal Painful Memories - PsychCentral (article link)

Berkeley researchers discovered that during REM sleep the brain processes emotional experiences and takes the painful edge off difficult memories.

The findings offer a compelling explanation for why people with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), such as war veterans, have a hard time recovering from painful experiences and suffer reoccurring nightmares.

They also offer clues into why we dream.


http://www.psychcentral.com/news/2011/11/25/dreams-help-heal-painful-memories/31862.html