(Text by Reporter Li Ying/ Photo by Reporter Yu Ruwen) Do you sleep well? Do you know the subconscious revealed in your dreams? A few days ago, the exhibition of public interest calling for the society’s concern over sleep health themed Dream Theory was held at the community maker space of Beizhan Sub-district. The exhibition of public interest this time also carried out an action for public benefits for the whole society called “I Take You to Sleep”, which allows you to participate in by just lying down, to find the patients with the rare disease called narcolepsy together, and to enhance the recognition to sleep disorders and sleep health. The exhibition aimed to let the citizens know about, accept and embrace the dreams, so as to better enjoy the beauty of life and the small happiness in the real world, and create a healthy daily routine of going to sleep on time.
At the activity site, there was a bed in a room decorated with numerous stars, and in the corner of the wall, written records of interesting dreams were hung. Under the guidance of the navigator, the performers of the “Reproduction Ensemble” improvised the dreams shared by the guests in various forms including body movement, music and narration. They objectified the current emotions and memories of the dreams, and presented artistic performances as the gifts to the dream sharers. Meanwhile, multiple excellent sleep-themed films nominated in the Original Micro-films of Public Interest Contest were also played at the exhibition of public interest this time.
According to the sponsor of the event, people are now stepping into an era of insufficient sleep, and sleep quality is closely related to the dreams. When sleeping, a person may have 3 to 5 dreams every night on average, so the average number of the dreams a person has every year is 1,500. In the dreams, the terror, anxiety and worries will be magnified infinitely, thus causing nightmares and dream-disturbed sleep. Nightmares have a bad influence on sleep, and are the major culprit of the dramatic decline of sleep quality. Statistics show that among the 60 thousand people aging from 10 to 45 in the survey, only 5% of the participants have a regular daily routine, and only 8.1% think their sleep quality is very high. Low sleep quality tends to lead to brain fog, bad mood, irritability, lack of inspiration, immunity decline, and efficiency decline in working and learning, which badly influence people's living quality. It is hoped that the exhibition this time can arouse the society’s concern on sleep health.