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Dreams What are They ?
Dreams are a succession of images, ideas, emotions and sensations occurring involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep . The real purpose of dreams is still unknown.

Dreams What are They ?
Neurologists have studied the phenomenon of dreams by studying brain activity during sleep. They have discovered that dreams occur during a stage of sleep called the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) phase.

Dreams What are They ?
During the REM sleep cycle, scientists have found that the brain's activity is similar to what it would be when it's awake.

Psychology of Dreams
Sigmund Freud, an Austrian neurologist had proposed that dreams are the means of one's expressions of his/her unconscious wishes. He had said that bad dreams allow the brain to gain control over the feelings that are a result of distressful experiences.

Psychology of Dreams
According to Ferenczi, a Hungarian psychoanalyst, a dream bears something that cannot be expressed outright.

Psychology of Dreams
Some theories say that dreams involve one's repressed emotions that are fantasized during the sleep while other theories suggest dreams to be an outcome of the cleaning-up operations of the brain.

Types of dreams
Lucid dreams Precognitive dreams Nightmares Recurring dreams Daydream

Lucid dreams

Lucid dreams
Lucid dreams occur when you realize you are dreaming in the middle of your dream.

Precognitive dreams
Precognitive dreams are dreams that appear to predict the future.


braham Lincoln

In 1865, two weeks before he was shot dead, Abraham Lincoln had a psychic dream about a funeral at the White House. In the dream, he asked someone who was in the casket and they replied, "the president of the United States". He told his wife about the dream but neither of them took it to heart - for on the night of his assassination he gave his bodyguard the night off.

Mark Twain

The American writer, Mark Twain, and his brother Henry once worked on riverboats on the Mississippi. One night Mark had a dream about his brother's corpse lying in a metal coffin in his sister's living room. It rested on two chairs, with a bouquet and a single crimson flower in the centre. He told his sister about his dream. Weeks later, his brother was killed in a massive explosion on a riverboat. Many others died and were buried in wooden coffins. But one onlooker felt such pity for young Henry that she raised the money for an expensive metal coffin. At the funeral, Mark was shocked to see the coffin as it was in his dream. As he stood over Henry's casket, a woman placed a bouquet with a single red rose in the middle.


A nightmare is a disturbing dream that causes the dreamer to wake up feeling anxious and frightened.

Recurring dreams
In this category of dreams, dreams keep on repeating themselves more than once and this is not something that is peculiar to some people, it happens with many of us.

Top Ten Recurring Dreams
1 - I'm Being Chased 2 - I'm Falling 3 - I'm Lost 4 - I'm Naked 5 - My Teeth Are Falling 6 - I'm in Slow Motion 7 - I'm Flying 8 - I'm Wet 9 - I Need to Use the Restroom 10 - I'm Trapped


Day dreaming
Day dreaming is classified as a level of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. Studies show that we all have the tendency to daydream an average of 70-120 minutes a day.

Amazing Facts About Dreams
Most of us forget about 90% of our dreams as soon as we wake up. All of us dream! We dream a total of 90 minutes per night, on and off. At an average of 6 dreams per night. Blind people can dream as well. Around 12% of people do not have coloured dreams. Physical stimuli invade our dreams. Dreams render us essentially paralyzed when we are going through them. We dream about things and about people that we already know about. Dreams prevent psychosis. People who quit smoking have more vivid dreams and they report of extreme lucid dreaming as well.

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