A new study says that when families spend more time together, their minds become less static, their brains become more connected and their sense of self improves.
Read More “A new study found that when family members were asked to remember their memories during a sleep episode, they often were more able to access their own memories,” writes the Huffington Post.
The study, conducted by researchers at the University of Iowa and the University at Buffalo, involved people who said they had been diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, or ADHD, and were currently in therapy.
Participants were asked how they had felt the previous night and then asked to count how many of their five closest friends had been in the room.
The researchers found that those who reported having had more friends in the past three nights of sleep tended to be more likely to remember the number of friends they had.
The authors found that, while this might have been due to the fact that the study participants were more likely in the same room, it also may have been because they were more aware of the others’ presence in the previous three nights.
In fact, the study suggests that this awareness of the friends in their dreams may have contributed to a better sense of the other’s presence.
The research also suggests that, for those who have experienced a traumatic event, the ability to recall a friend’s memories can be a very helpful tool.
“For example, in the case of an accidental drowning, when we remember the other person’s name, we are more likely than not to be able to identify the drowning victim’s name and locate the victim,” the study says.
“We know that the ability of remembering people’s names has an impact on our recovery process.
We know that remembering a friend can help us remember how to be a better person.”
So what does this mean for you?
Well, it means that it’s very important to remember to keep your mind open.
It means that you should be aware of your surroundings and your surroundings can be your best friend.
And, as with any new experience, it may not feel like a whole new world.
But for those of us who are dealing with trauma, this new understanding about the importance of remembering to yourself and the rest of the family could help us all feel more connected, feel more like we belong, and help us feel more comfortable coming out of our own heads.