about 2 hours each night The contents and purpose of dreams are not fully understood and they have been a topic of discussion for many years. images.Dream Dream During a typical lifespan. . There is no universally agreed definition of dreaming. emotions) occurring during sleep. a human spends a total of about six years dreaming A mental activity (thoughts.

Aristotle believed that dreams were a result of HISTORY Dreams were able to diagnose physiological functions. In Egypt.History of dreams In the Greek and Roman eras. dreams were seen in a religious context. the main focus of dreams was centered around its ability to heal. They were believed to be direct messages from the gods or from the dead. During the Hellenistic period. . The Egyptians recorded their dreams in hieroglyphics. priests also acted as dream interpreters. . People who had the power to interpret dreams were looked up to and seen as divinely gifted.. Greek philosopher.OF DREAMS!!!! illness and predict onset of diseases.

y Tracing back to these ancient cultures. y In the early 19th century. . In the vulnerable sleep state. the devil was believed to fill the mind of humans with poisonous thoughts. dreams were seen as evil and its images were temptations from the devil. a household noise or even indigestion. dreams were dismissed as stemming from anxiety. people had always had an inclination to interpret dreams The bible alone has over seven hundred references to dreams.‡ During the Middle Ages.

From the point you fall asleep. y REM sleep takes place in the fourth stage of sleep and accounts for 15-20% of your sleep time. . You cycle through the 4 stages of sleep and may enter the REM stage 4 to 7 times in one night. which stands for Rapid Eye Movement. and you heart beats faster.The Mechanics of Dreaming While you are dreaming. Dreaming takes place during REM. the mind is as active as it is during waking. your body undergoes noticeable changes. your blood pressure increases. y In REM sleep. REM is controlled by the excitability level of the cholinergic neurons. it takes 30 to 90 minutes before you start dreaming. Your adrenaline rises.

Some researchers believe that dreams help you to tackle stress. exhibit symptoms of irritability and anxiety. In one dream study. volunteers are woken up right before they enter into the dream state. This study shows the importance of dreaming and its role in your well-being and health. . Dreaming is a necessity and helps to recharge the mind and revitalize the body.The Importance Of Dreaming Research have showed that people who are deprived from entering the dream phase of sleep or the REM stage.

Types Of Dreams y Nightmares y Recurring dreams y Healing Dreams y Prophetic Dreams y Epic Dreams y Mutual Dreams .

Nightmares y Subcategory y Some studies show that people who are more sensitive. . creative. or imaginative are more prone to have nightmares. Recurring dreams y quite common y Such dreams may be highlighting a personal weakness. intuitive. fear. or your inability to cope with something in your life .past or present.

yHealing Dreams y Healing dreams serve as messages for the dreamer in regards to y their health Research shows that asthma and migraine sufferers have certain types of dreams before an attack. yProphetic Dreams y psychic dreams y Having a prophetic dream suggests that you are experiencing anxiety and that you are expressing a desire for certainty in the future .

The images are so provocative that you cannot stop thinking about it. Cosmic Dreams or Numinous Dreams y The dream is extremely vivid and memorable.Epic Dreams y Great Dreams. meaning that two people actively work toward achieving one dream scenario or goal . yMutual Dreams y Mutual dreams are described as such when two people have the same dream y Mutual dreams may be planned.

Common dreams Chase dreams Teeth dreams Flying dreams Falling dreams Exam dreams .

Such dreams can be representative of things that are beyond your physical limitations.Flying dreams Flying dreams fall under a category of dreams known as lucid dreams. In your mind. Contrary to a popular myth. you will not actually die if you do not wake up before you hit the ground during a fall. Falling dreams Falling dreams are another theme that is quite common in the world of dreams. you can be anybody and do anything. .

Chase dreams y Chase dreams are one of several common dream themes. represent poor diet. it was thought that dreaming that you did not have teeth. stemming from feelings of anxiety in your waking life. y A more direct analysis of chase dreams is the fear of being attacked. . y Traditionally. Teeth dreams y One theory is that dreams about your teeth reflect your anxieties about your appearance and how others perceive you.

indicates that you are being put to the test or being scrutinized in some way. y Exam dreams are also an indication that you are being judged.Exam dreams y To dream that you are taking an exam. y Exam dreams also suggest that you are feeling unprepared for a challenge. . These dreams highlight some anxiety or agitation that you are experiencing in your waking life.

2. In an average lifetime. EVERYBODY! Simply because you do not remember your dream does not mean that you do not dream. One-third of your life is spent sleeping. .Dream Facts 1. you would have spent a total of about six years of it dreaming. That is more than 2. Everybody dreams.100 days spent in a different realm! 3.

8. 5. typically beginning at around age 3 and occurring up to age 7-8. . 90% is lost. A lack of dream activity may imply some protein deficiency or a personality disorder. half the content is forgotten. According to a research study. 7.4.Nightmares are common in children. the most common setting for dreams is your own house. After ten minutes. 6. People who are in the process of giving up smoking tend to have longer and more intense dreams. Five minutes after the end of the dream. Dreams are indispensable.

success. simply go to www. values obedience love. In many of the ancient societies. various schools of psychology have offered theories about the meaning of dreams. whose message could be made clear by those with certain powers.com . including Egypt and Greece. dreaming was considered a supernatural communication.dreammoods.Dream interpretation is the process of giving a meaning to dreams. romance If you want to learn more about dream interpretation and what each thing symbolizes. In modern times.

It is most likely that dreams are a result of electrical energy stimulating memories located in various regions of the brain.Most dream themes. it is probably a gateway to personal fears and desires. remains a mystery. Explanations in terms of the paranormal and supernatural are not as likely to have a connection with those that limit themselves to biological and emotional mechanisms linked to brain activity. . such as being chased or falling are said to have a connection with our hunter-gatherer days. We assume dreaming has a purpose. but that purpose is more likely to be rooted in this life than in some other one. activity. though there are several explanations. one. If the dream-state is a gateway to anything. Why does the brain keeps memories. rather than to ancient ones of other people.

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