To sleep, perchance to dream? Actually, we’re dreaming less than ever and the deprivation could be opening the door to all kinds of health troubles, Reader’s Digest reports.

You might already know how important sleep is, and how sleep deprivation can cause a slew of health problems. But have you thought about your dreams? Do you dream? And can you remember your dreams from last night?

Whether you can or not, if you’re not dreaming—and more and more people aren’t, according to new research—you’re putting yourself at higher risk for obesity, memory loss, and inflammation throughout your body, which can lead to autoimmune troubles.