Pop Quiz! What Test-Taking Dreams Mean
The anxiety and stress of test taking don’t end on graduation day. On the contrary, most of us revisit those traumatic moments for the rest of our lives, thanks to the brain’s habit of dredging up the past during dreams. It doesn’t matter if you’re twenty-eight or eighty-two: sleep sagas about showing up unprepared for an exam will strike at any age. Why are dreams like this so common, and, more important, what are they trying to tell us?