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Sleep Theories

Why sleep? Two Major Theories:

New  Repair theory - to fix us
New  Adaptive theory - to conserve our energy

Theories of dream interpretation:

        1. Freud's theory of dreams
        2. Extension of waking life theory of dreams (Rosalind Cartwright)
        3. Activation-synthesis theory of dreams (Hobson & McCarley)
        4. Entering the spiritual world theory of dreams (Inuit)

General Psychology
Robert C. Gates