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Dream Scratcher II

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I believe it is generally agreed that you only remember those dreams that you were having immediately before you woke up. Whether some dreams actually wake you up is a different matter, although I suspect it happens rarely.


MaxCo. is pleased to announce the development of its Dream Scratcher, to ensure that you never awake with the memory of a nightmare haunting you.

The Dream Scratcher consists of a series of monitors which detect rapid eye movement, pulse, respiration, perspiration, overall movement and sound.

Should the Dream Scratcher detect that you are having a troubling dream, it will defer any imminent alarm-clock ringing and, if necessary, dispense the smallest whiff of anaesthesia to induce you to keep sleeping for a few minutes more. By the time you actually wake up, the nightmare will have dissolved into the mist of forgetment.

For a merely large additional sum, the Dream Scratcher can be equipped with a plethysmograph, and can wake you with a gentle chime if it detects that you have reached the end of a particularly pleasant dream that you'd want to remember.

MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 25 2013

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       no need, I remember all my dreams and bore people endlessly with the details...
po, Jan 25 2013

       //I remember all my dreams// Well, you certainly remember the ones that you remember. But are you sure you remember the ones you don't remember? I would contend that you don't.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 25 2013

       Who's to say they weren't real ? Dreams are just unverified reality.
FlyingToaster, Jan 25 2013

       Dreams are real neurological activity, just as Treasure Island is a real book.
MaxwellBuchanan, Jan 25 2013

       Dream Stretcher..... once the dream is detected in progress, a mallet comes down on your head, ensuring that it lasts twice as long.
xenzag, Jan 25 2013

       //you certainly remember the ones that you remember// Interesting fact: you can train yourself to remember dreams. I did it once and got up to remembering around 20 dreams a night. Then I realized what an epic waste of time that was so I stopped.   

       A lot of my nightmares are caused by some physical pain to my body. For example, if my arm is twisted painfully I will have a nightmare that a monster is holding me by the arm, and wake up. Staying asleep in that case would be unhealthy.
DIYMatt, Jan 25 2013

       //Dreams are just unverified reality//   


       "Plethysmograph" - my new word of the day.
wagster, Mar 14 2020


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