Imagine a black sheet of paper in front of your eyes, with no lights, with no images, with no memories or imagination coming through. That’s what I see when I sleep.
With extensive damage to the Cerebral Cortex, the part of the brain that is responsible for dreams, means I can’t dream. Instead, my mind takes me through a thought process that highlights outstanding issues, left in my unconscious.
I have known for quite some time that I don’t recall dreams: but in the past, I lacked any clear understanding of the facts. I’m not too bothered by the fact that I don’t dream, but I am bothered that my thought processes wake me up.
In one of my more personal blogs, I would like to go into more detail on why I can’t always rationale, and what is the issue behind that.