Dreams and Their Meanings
by Tracy Lenyk
Why do we dream? Dreams are chances to
eavesdrop on a conversation between our unconscious and conscious minds
offering us opportunities to understand ourselves better and achieve greater
inner harmony. Dreams are an integral part of mental life. Dreams are the
images, thoughts and feelings experienced while asleep.
Scientists have been studying dreams for less
than 50 years. American scientist, Professor Nathaniel Kleitman from the
University of Chicago is recognized as the father of sleep research and is
credited as the first scholar to study sleep. Kleitman and his student Eugene
Aserinsky discovered REM sleep (Rapid Eye Movement). They demonstrated that
REM is correlated with dreaming, brain activity and is a normal stage of
sleep. Vividly recalled dreams mostly occur during REM sleep.
Do you have trouble remembering dreams after
you wake up in the morning? Scientific research indicates we can remember
about 80 percent of each dream episode if we are awaked immediately after its
completion. But this drops to about 30 percent with in the next eight minutes
or so and then rapidly declines to about five percent.
Generally speaking, dreams often relate to what
might be, rather than what actually is. Our dreams could be suggesting many
things. Have you ever asked yourself; what does my dream mean? Maybe you might
wish to broaden your horizons or explore new avenues and opportunities.
Sometimes dreams seem to warn us of dangers or to caution us to think more
carefully about a particular course of action. We all dream. Have you ever had
a snake dream, an ocean dream, a teeth dream, a bad dream, hair dreams or
maybe just some strange dreams. One thing that is clear, our dreams are far
too important to be ignored.
About the Author
Tracy is a work at home Mom. You can visit her
website which contains other dream articles and dream e-books. www.dream2see.com
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