Dreams, What are dreams? Our brain works full speed all day, so when we are tired, and we sleep, our brain organizes information and process memory into images, sorted and unsorted. Sorted ones are stored away, and unsorted ones are processed again to sort them out. It is how we deal with our problems and feelings.
Dreams can occur at any time during our sleep, but it is mostly during our deep REM sleep(Rapid eye movement). This is the time when our brain is most active. Your dreams may be short (just a few seconds) or long(approx. 20-30 minutes). Dreams can occur at any stage of sleep, but these can be less vivid or memorable. Certain disorders can cause micro-awakening, hence increasing the number of dreams. Sometimes Vivid dreams can be caused by alcohol, drugs, sleep deprivation, and specific medication. Let me tell you some surprising facts about dreams.
7 Amazing Facts About Dreams
Sometimes we are stuck with problems and are unable to find a solution. People say ‘When you are stuck, sleep on it”. Try that literally; our mind works that way. Our subconscious brain keeps working to find a solution and give you ideas even when you are asleep. The best way to remember it is to write it down in a journal, the first thing as you wake up. Because you may have little or no remembrance of the same after a few hours, try writing it down in sequence or bit and pieces as you recall it.
As some may believe that Premonition or predictive dreams have hardly any logic to it Despite what some skeptics may say, some people say that they have experienced prophetic dreams and hence can predict future Such people believe that dreams occur in a state called The Theta Brainwave state, when we are unconscious. This is when pieces of information and insights are received from the subconscious brain. In a deep sleep, minds are passive and can pick up hints and cues from the situations we have been in, the energy around us, the people we know and the places we have been to or seen. Some dreams are so compelling and vivid that it is hard to ignore them. It may or may not give us a glimpse of the future.
This usually happens when there are emotions like terror, anxiety, and fear involved. During a nightmare when you sense a presence of evil, your instincts tell you to run or fight, but no matter how hard you try, you are unable to move a muscle. It feels so real.
Dreams are mostly negative
Some people do have positive dreams of achievement and love. However, most dreams are negative, which is brought out by the anger, fear, and frustration trapped within you
Increase in brain activity along with multiple dreams
It is believed that sleep is all about resting, healing your body, recharging it. It relaxes you and you feel refreshed to start again. Your mind, your brain does not sleep, there is an electrical activity going on within it as you dream. Your brain is highly active processing the data that you had set aside and it catalogs it. Solving the problems, trying to make sense of everything you have felt and don. I believe everyone can relate to this attribute. In our lives, there have been instances where we did something wrong, and after a good sleep, we got the feeling, how things could have gone differently had you acted more this way or that way. One can have multiple dreams per night, which depends on the number of REM cycles you have
Not all dreams are colorful:
Not all dreams are colorful, they are also black and white. Even blind people have dreams as intense as we do, but their’s involve other senses besides sight.
In dreams, you see faces you know but never the face of a clock
While dreaming, you can see your neighbor, the old lady on the bus, your best friend, your relative, the beggar down the street; it can be anyone. You won’t be able to tell time when you are dreaming.
So go ahead, dream, find answers and relax