Do you have aphasia in your dreams?
It is a question that came up in a recent Aphasia Cafe chat when a person mentioned that they can speak easily in their dreams despite having aphasia when awake. We quickly put it to a poll, and 84% of the participants reported that they also do not have aphasia in their dreams. 16% stated that they still have aphasia when they dream. Do you remember your dreams and whether you can easily speak, read, write, or listen?
Take our poll, and we will put the results in a future NAA newsletter.
Studies About Aphasia and Dreams
We had a story many years ago where a man with PPA stated: “I have dreams at night where I can speak well. I wake up and I look forward to speaking normally, but I can’t and don’t.”
Researchers have been covering aphasia and dreams for decades: