What Are Dreams and Why Do We Dream? Here’s the Science Behind Activity of Brain When You Are Asleep
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Dreams are part and parcel of our life. But do you ever feel that the dreams you've had somehow begin to impact your life? For example, Premonitions. Do you ever feel that something happening to you has actually happened in your dream? Or do you feel that the dreams kind of stay with you and keep on repeating? Chances are that your dreams are trying to indicate something. But to understand what your dreams mean and the psychology behind them, you'll have to understand what actually causes you to dream and is excessive dreaming has something to do with your health as well? Benefits of Sleeping Naked: 6 Reasons Why You Should Sleep In The Buff.

What Are Dreams?

Dreams are usually a result of our mind working even when we are asleep. The stories, images and a series of actions that our brain, while we are asleep, are called dreams. They can be of various types and depending on your personality, your past experiences and thoughts, your dreams can be happy, sad, scary or just vague. Dreams can also be vivid or ambiguous depending on what you are dreaming. Most clear dreams occur during your REM sleep. REM refers to Rapid Eye Movement when your brain is active the most. Moreover, there is no fixed number of dreams we can have in a night.

What Causes Dreams?

Umpteen number of reasons can cause dreams, but there aren't any definite things that can cause you to dream.

  • Amongst many theories related to dreams, most experts believe that dreams have no purpose or don't even have any significance. Whatever you dream, is mostly random activities of your brain.
  • Some other theories believe that whatever may cause your dreams, it is healthy for your body to dream. As according to research people who do not dream, faced lowered mental and emotional well-being.
  • Some experts also believe that dreams help us process our emotions and help solve life problems and dreams can help us get away with troubling thoughts.
  • Freud's theory about dreams included that dreams help us satisfy our urges or thoughts that are otherwise unacceptable in the real world and were mostly our window to our subconscious mind.

Experts are still working on figuring out the real causes behind dreams. A few real-life instances believe that they are a result of a stressful mind. However, since dreams really don't have a pattern it is really difficult to understand what actually goes behind it.