Sunday, March 28, 2010


Dreams, some think they come from our soul and intend to help you process along your life path, your subconscious never sleeps. Most of us allow our subconscious free reign in many areas of our lives.

Most people have three to five dreams a night, during an eight hour sleep at least two hours are spent dreaming. Researchers have shown that all human beings dream, the study shows brain activity during their sleep. Dreams often reflect our experiences and life concerns. Children's dreams are different than the ones adults have.

It is possible to experience death in your dreams. This often occurs as a result of great stress caused by relationships, school, career changes, depression or by the approach of death. Many who dream that they are falling sometimes jerk or twitch their arm or legs and you may wake yourself up. Sometimes dreams are so real that the brain believes that we are really falling, or in some sort of danger and hence the brain sends signals to the body to flee.

If you have ever had a nightmare, you are not the only one. Almost everyone gets them once in a while, a nightmare is a bad dream. It can make you feel scared, anxious, or upset, but these dreams can't hurt you. While you sleep your brain does not shut off, it goes through several stages, including Rapid Eye Movement sleep. During this sleep your eyes move back and forth under your eyelids and sometimes during these dreams they can be very scary. If you wake during this cycle it is easier to remember what you were dreaming about. That's why your most vivid dreams=and nightmares=occur in the early morning hours.

There is no scientific proof that dreams can predict or forsee the furture Some dreams that re-occur or repeat could be an indication that we have issues not resolved or confronted. Some people say they dream in color, this could be because color is such a natural part of our visual experience.


Patty said...

I can't ever seem to remember a dream. I sometimes wonder if I do dream , but I guess I must. Sometime very early in the morning when I wake I can remember little snippets of a dream but it never makes much sense to me. And every once in a while, when I wake up, I'm very upset with my husband, but not sure why, so I'm assuming I was having a dream and he made me angry. Sometimes it's hard to shake off the feeling. LOL

A New Beginning said...

We often dream about things that surround us and affect our life. Thanks for such an insightful post Margaret! I love to dream about good things, I think I just custom make them for myself ;)


I have had very vivid dreams when I have awoken frightened. As daylight approaches the dreams are put into perspective and are forgotten.
Thanks for a most informative blog.
Have a good day Margaret.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Loved this post Margaret as I had very vivid dreams last night. I believe because of an upcoming trip I have planned. What about dogs? Do they dream? I truly believe my golden retriever dreams about chasing squirrels. Sometimes his legs make little running movements and he whimpers in his sleep. xo

Yankee Girl said...

I predicted the deaths of a least 2 family members by my dreams. My father and my child. For me that is evidence enough. =) Thanks for sharing

Denise said...

I know we all dream but I rarely can remember if I have. Very interesting post Margaret. I really enjoy how you cover so many subjects in your posts. Sweet Dreams! :)

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