Why Do We Dream delves into the mysterious nature of dreams through state-of-the-art experiments and personal accounts to find the scientific meaning behind dreams and answer age-old questions. The film seeks to discover what causes people to dream, how they are formed, and whether they serve a purpose.
The experiments and personal accounts uncover the truth that dreams are not merely random, chaotic scenes from one’s imagination. They impact a person’s ability to learn and are essential to mental well-being and forming memories. Things that were once held to be true about dreams no longer stand as fact. Furthermore, the findings show that not only pleasant dreams have importance: nightmares have also contributed to mankind’s survival through the ages.