I've been having sleeping problems the last 2 months, fairly consistently. I sleep and dream, but can't stay asleep for longer than 2-4 hours at a time. And it seems like from soon after I fall asleep to each time I wake up, it's a constant state of dreams. So far, after thinking about it, I have over the last 2 months had dreams nearly every night; each night the dreams contain people I know in them and these people rarely repeat themselves more than one night. It's as if I listed every person I know and were able to group people off that list for each dream, and then scratch them off the list and the next night have a completely different group of people I know in the dreams. None of the dreams have any meaning... they all seem random and nonsense with the exception of the people in them. They aren't nightmares or anything that affects me deeply on any level. No matter when I go to sleep, be it 5pm or 4am... I wake up again within 2-4 hours after a series of dreams and have to fall back asleep again... then dream again for 1-4 hours and wake up. I'll be awake 2-4 or more times every night. I havent had over 6 hours of sleep in a row for over 2 months. From what I understood, dreaming indicated REM sleep, a deeper type of sleep that we need. But if I'm dreaming so much and achieving REM sleep, why am I always waking up so often. Where are the psychologists?