Dreams call out many questions in people: Why do we actually dream? Are his dreams predictive, or characters from higher? And why are they often so bizarre? Why do we sometimes remember a dream? And how much and how long do we do it every night … do we really dream every night?
The topic of dreams has so far not yet been addressed on InSlaap. That’s what happened once, because this phenomenon is incredibly interesting!
Heert intrigues a lot of people, and that’s certainly not strange, we all have a dream that calls us questions. A bizarre dream you think “heh, why this dream?” We all have a whole “weird” or “bad” dream, or dreams that are very striking, frappant or almost “too” random? Sometimes we even learn or give us a new insight into solving an existing problem. But why did you just get that specific dream?
There are far too many questions to describe in one article, and besides these questions there are many more interesting dream-related subjects. For example, heard of lucid dreams ? Obviously interesting and definitely recommended to deepen you. Because the subject dreams are so wide, I chose to restrict it to this article to explain what dreams are and how it works.
What are dreams?
Everybody dreams, you too. Although we do not usually remember our dreams, we all do about 2 hours a night. Distribute about 5 to 7 dreams that last between 5 and 45 minutes. In total, we all have about 2000 dreams a year!
A dream is actually a projection of a movie of your own mind. During the dreaming, whole other brain areas are active than otherwise. This causes a reversal of information processing. We do not take information from the outside world, but from within we receive information from our brains. A dream is actually just a hallucination . Everyone therefore hallucinates around 2 hours a night!
A movie of your own thoughts
A dream is not a collection of random images and they do not pass as a slideshow. A dream can be better compared to playing a movie. a movie with a script! Because in every dream there is a “kind of” story line, although it does not always seem logical. This is because the script does not have to comply with daily or earthly laws and expectations. Actually, there are few laws when it comes to dreams. For example, consider gravity that does not have to exist in a dream, or suddenly changing objects, people or the environment? Does this sound familiar?For example, you speak with a well-known and out of nothing this is a completely different person.
It’s very hard to remember your dreams. In fact, we often only know some of the last dream just before wake up. And if you do not write it, and not a very bizarre dream, you’ve even forgotten these again ten minutes later. Dreams are actually often less bizarre than we think, just simply remembering just the weirdest because they made more impression. You often lie here immediately after awake, still consciously at ease.
Dreams are usually not so weird
Why are dreams so hard to remember? This because we can only focus on one thing at the same time while dreaming. During a dream, thinking is merely a simple form and is not comparable to daytime thinking. During a dream, we can not deal with things at once, like running away for something, listening to what’s happening behind you, and thinking about where you’re going. It’s or running, or listening, or thinking about where you want to go. And therefore, a dream is often so vague, and falls from the one in the (illogical) other!
Do not think so hard!
Therefore, we can not really anticipate or recall, remember things, or make proper connections. Really literally one thing at the same time while dreaming. As a result, our attention continues to ignore and immediately forget the previous “subject” of the dream. Only the bizarre events stay somewhere … sometimes.
Time experience in a dream
It is not the case that dreams occur in a flash, or that the duration of a particular act is different. An act that takes a minute in real life takes a minute in a dream, so a law in dreamland. Of course, you can dream that you are the fastest 100 meter sprinter of the world, but then 100m running is still in the dream for about 9 seconds!). As in a movie, it is possible to bridge (or miss) time. For example, you may be in another country from one place to another, or 10 years in the future. The dream is never “flush”, but you can “skipp” scenes.
Emotions in dreams
Why do we often experience (fierce) emotions like fear, anger, sadness, joy, love and passion in our dreams? And why does this seem so real? If we have a nightmare , we experience it as real fear! Dreams really do something about us because it comes from ourselves. They are about things that concern us, consciously or unconsciously. The outside world can influence the dream (for example sounds), but in general the dream is produced by ourselves. The stories and emotions of our dreams are about ourselves, our environment, and the things that concern us. Whether or not “logically” translated into a dream. As a result, the dreams really hit us and we really feel the emotions (if).
Dreams really hit us
You now know a little bit of dreams and how this works. You now know why they can be so “weird”, and thinking in a dream goes a lot different than thinking when we are awake. There are still many questions left unanswered and subjects undeclared. You can read more about this fascinating topic soon!
What is your dream experience? Do you often remember your dreams or do you have the idea that you never dream? I am very curious about your experience, of course you feel free to share your bizarre dream here?) Maybe we can unravel the meaning together!