I don't know about you...but I'm totally a whacky dreamer. The odd factoid about my dreaming habits are that I can recount almost all of my dreams with the craziest amount of detail. And by crazy, I mean sights, smells and sounds which range from normal everyday things to OMG YOU MUST BE A PSYCHO.
If dreaming is a way for our minds to mentally wash the events of the day from our head....does this mean I'm not sleeping restfully? I think it means that I'm a savant.
Personally, dreams are an event that gives me one more crazy, long and unimportant story to tell.