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Daydreaming and dreams during sleep may be related, but different cognitive processes seem to be at work, too, according to psychologists.

Daydreams

(dreams)

In contrast to sleep research, there has been comparatively little systematic study of what are commonly referred to as daydreams, because “daydreams” can include everything from fairly structured fantasies to the series of disconnected images that emerge during relaxed free association. Clearly, there is a relationship between daydreams and regular dreams, but investigators in this area have hypothesized that somewhat different and perhaps independent cognitive processes are at work.

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Anne blew a couple of airy kisses from her fingertips past the cherry blossoms and then, with her chin in her hands, drifted luxuriously out on a sea of daydreams.
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I got over it with support, but I find myself longing for the companionship of these perfect people in my daydreams.
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Matthew Killingsworth and colleague Daniel Gilbert of Harvard University conducted the study, and found that daydreams about pleasant things were linked to improvements in mood, but only slight improvements.
Amy Fries, author of the book Daydreams at Work, says we can use daydreams to our benefit.
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It may not mean much but that daydreams are their own reward.