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Last updated at 11:33 BST, Thursday, 19 April 2012

Dream apps

Man asleep in bed

Can a phone app really influence our dreams?

Chris and Rosie discuss an exciting new phone application that can help influence our dreams. Listen to the programme to find out how it works and how the technology might help us to understand more about our sleep patterns and mood.

This week's question: what do Margaret Thatcher, Napoleon Bonaparte and Florence Nightingale have in common?

a) They all dreamt of becoming farmers when they were children.

b) They all suffered from a recurring nightmare of being bitten by spiders.

c) They all usually slept for just four hours a night.

Listen out for the answer at the end of the programme.


Dream apps

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hold your horses

don't rush, be patient


surprising and noticeable

to be fired up

to be excited about something

an application (app)

a piece of software designed to help the user to perform specific tasks




effective in achieving results


gave an incentive for action


increase in quality