# Are topics experienced later in the day more likely to be present in dreams?

Is there any evidence suggesting that thoughts or experiences from late in the day are more likely to be dreamed about the following night compared with similar experiences earlier in the day?

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Interesting question. I'm no expert on dream research, but I remember hearing about some dream norms that might be relevant to your question: www2.ucsc.edu/dreams/Norms/index.html and there's a discussion of dream research methods here – Jeromy Anglim May 2 '12 at 1:49
Couldn't find anything on the subject. There has been research done on the effects of thought suppression on dreams: mendeley.com/research/… and ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15043639. In that last link, the researcher did ask part of the control group to think about a person before bed. – Bradford May 3 '12 at 1:58
@Bradford did ask part of the control group... well they're not really the control group anymore then... – Ben Brocka Jun 17 '12 at 16:25