11/13/2012 09:26 am ET Updated Jan 13, 2013

Even Your Strangest Dreams Are Rooted In Reality

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The realm of sleep and dreams has long been associated with strangeness: omens or symbols, unconscious impulses and fears.

But this sometimes disturbing world of inner turmoil, fears and desires is grounded in our day-to-day experience, sleep researchers say.

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