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The Big Little Business Show: How to Run a Business in your Sleep

The Big Little Business Show: How to Run a Business in your Sleep

We all know that sleep is important but let's take this to the next level. What if you could actually work while you sleep? Solve problems, get creative and then get more done during the day too. We talk out about all that stuff and more with Clare and Paul on their Big Little Business Show...
Use Scent to Kick Your Brain into High Gear While you Sleep

Use Scent to Kick Your Brain into High Gear While you Sleep

Research shows: you can think in your sleep, and use scent to kickstart the brain. Test subjects came up with ideas that were twice as creative as the control groups. Knowing this can give you an edge when it comes to creative thinking, all from the comfort of your bed. Try this at home!
My approach to a dream analysis

My approach to a dream analysis

While dreaming, your mind is hard at work. Emotions and memories are active at full speed, your brain is making new connections. In a dream analysis we get the benefits of all this intuitive thinking to the forefront, by asking questions, and above all: listening.
Dreaming: the ultimate brainstorm technique

Dreaming: the ultimate brainstorm technique

Sleep as late as you want, and solve problems at the same time? It may seem too good to be true, but Barrett’s studies show that sleeping in isn’t lazy. In fact, it’s an effective brainstorming method, because your rational thinking is simmering down, while the rest of your brain has free range - especially...
FAQ: I dream so much and I wake up exhausted. What can I do?

FAQ: I dream so much and I wake up exhausted. What can I do?

You wake up tired and just don't want to face another night. Online we see a lot of tips on how to remember more dreams, but what if you just want to dream less? Let's look at some possible causes, and what you can do about them.
Why can't Batman read in his dream?

Why can’t Batman read in his dream?

Can you read in dreams? The creators of 'Batman, The Animated Series' obviously didn’t think so. In episode 26, 'Perchance to Dream', Batman concludes he must be dreaming when he suddenly is unable to read text. But they were mistaken. Though most people have difficulty performing rational tasks like reading in their dreams, some people...
Why do we dream of deceased loved ones?

Why do we dream of deceased loved ones?

Sleeping and dreaming play a vital part in mental processing. So it would stand to reason that when you have a lot to deal with, your dreams reflect this. Grieving isn't confined to the day, and maybe it can be even stronger in the night, because when the world is silent there is time for...
Wat zeggen dromen over je persoonlijkheid?

Wat zeggen dromen over je persoonlijkheid?

Zijn dromen van verlegen mensen anders dan van spontane mensen? Dromen agressieve mensen ook gewelddadige dromen? Er is een hoop onderzoek naar gedaan persoonlijkheid en dromen. Wat bleek: veel dromen zijn een reflectie van onze dagelijkse emoties.
Posttraumatische nachtmerries

Posttraumatische nachtmerries

Vorige week stelde Daan een vraag over zijn drie keer per week terugkerende nachtmerrie. Hij rijdt in een jeep door de woestijn. Dan vindt er een explosie plaats. Hij wordt wakker in de wetenschap dat hij is ontploft. Daan legde zelf een link naar zijn diensttijd, waarin explosiegevaar in de woestijn een dagelijkse werkelijkheid was. Verschillen...
Exploding head syndrome, lucide dromen en nachtmerries

Exploding head syndrome, lucide dromen en nachtmerries

In de maand juni schoof ik elke vrijdagochtend van 02.00u tot 03.00 uur aan bij radioprogramma Nachtzuster om over dromen van luisteraars te praten. De kortste nacht van het jaar bracht boeiende droomvragen. Hieronder ga ik er zoals in de uitzending beloofd nog wat dieper op in.