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  1. Because sleep is generally a very fast thing.

    We remember the last 5-10 minutes of sleep at most. Maximum. We forget everything else that we dream about.

    Dreams are constructed on slightly different principles than ordinary thinking or fantasy. Andrey wrote everything correctly, the brain in a dream exists outside of time and instantly creates stories in which any time is not real.

    By analogy, imagine that you are reading a book and the book says: “The alarm clock has been ringing for five minutes, and I'm too lazy to get up and turn it off.” You have read this phrase and can very realistically imagine a person who is so sleepy and tired that he can't even turn off the annoying alarm clock. But at the same time, you didn't wait for any five minutes, there was no alarm clock, you are not in bed at all and are quite awake. The words “five minutes” are just as much fiction as all the other elements of the text.�

    And time in a dream works just like any narrative element. In a dream, there may not be any time at all, if it is not important for the plot. And sometimes it can appear – for example, to imagine the plot “died too quickly” or “waiting too long”. Therefore, people in a dream can die “instantly”, or you can sit in a queue for “five days”, although both actually happened in the dream in the same period of time.

  2. There was a question about the alarm clock and about falling objects and a dream about them, which we see “in advance”, the same topic in essence.

    The sense of time is subjective. Always, not just in your dreams. You have noticed that time stretches when you are waiting for something and runs when you are busy with something interesting.

    And the brain works very fast.�

    Something happened (the alarm went off), the brain instantly simulates a dream with this plot, plays it for itself, and then comes out of the dream.

    The feeling of time in a dream we dream, as we dream of a red switch that does not exist, so we dream of the past hour, which also did not exist. The brain can lose this dream for itself instantly.

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  3. In addition to the basic senses ( sight, hearing, taste, smell, and touch), a person has auxiliary senses (orientation in space, time sense, and perception of pain and warmth). It is the sense of time that allows us to plan our day, it is what makes the day go hellishly long, and the good moments seem fleeting to us.

    When a person falls asleep, the body tries to protect him by all means. Both from external stimuli and from yourself. The human body becomes less susceptible to noise, light, touch, and smells. The sense of time is also suppressed. And since this feeling is turned off during sleep, then time seems chaotic to us.

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