first developed by U.S. psychologist J. Allan Hobson, the hypothesis implies that the process of dreaming is an opportunity to organise the thoughts obtained during the day.

MENTAL HOUSECLEANING HYPOTHESIS: "One of the early hypotheses for the reasoning behind dreams, the mental housecleaning hypothesis, explained that dreams were a chance to tidy the thoughts and experiences of the day away in the brain."
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