Originally Answered: i keep having the same dreams since i was younger.and im not sure why?
Sarah is standing on the top of a large building. She does not know where she is. She is alone and can feel the light breeze on her face. She walks closer to the edge and
takes a look at what is below her, but she can’t see anything, not even a horizon. The sky is purple and she is
alone. Suddenly, she trips and her body tumbles over the edge and she begins to fall and scream. Her fall seems interminable. She keeps screaming louder. Then, a loud buzzing noise causes her to release her loudest cry. Sarah
opens her eyes to see it was all just a dream. She is panting and looks at the time. It’s time for her to get up and get ready for school. Like Sarah, everyone has dreams. They
are mysterious products of the brain and its activity, which create symbolic hallucinations of real experiences and can release someone’s thoughts and wishes in his or her sleep.
Biology of Dreams
Dreams use condensation, displacement, and symbolism to disguise the meaning within them. They use condensation by combining several ideas into one image, they use displacement by shifting a feeling from one idea or person to the other, and symbolism is used by dreams to represent what cannot be pictured directly. When dreaming, you are employing all of your senses. Dreams are considered, by most scientists, to be caused by internal biological processes and are psychologically meaningful. Dreams are involved with an area known as pontine tegmentum, which is located in the brain stem. They are associated with a hormone identified as norepinephrine, or noradrenaline. The functions of dreams are not completely
understood. Scientists suggest that dreams may play a role in restoring the brain’s ability to handle attention, memorization, and learning effectively. Studies of dreams have given us much knowledge about the brain activity when someone is asleep. To study brain waves, an electroencephalograph is needed. This
device has helped inform us about Rapid Eye Movement (REM). This is a stage in a person’s sleep when the brain waves become faster. Dreams occur during this mode of
sleep. During this time, pathways that carry nerve impulses from the brain to muscles are blocked, preventing any movement form occurring throughout the time a person is
dreaming. A person’s REM changes with age. An infant’s REM takes up about 50%
of their sleep time. This percentage begins to decline at age ten of the child, and then
stabilizes at 25% through young adulthood to age sixty.
Dreams average out to about three to five per night, but there are cases when someone will have up to seven dreams in one night. During a full eight-hour sleep, about
two hours are spent dreaming.
Dreams that are prevalent among humans include the Naked Dream, Chase Dream, Teeth Dream, Flying Dream, and Falling Dream. A Naked Dream is a dream in
which the dreamer is uncomfortably found naked in public. This can be a reflection of vulnerability. The dreamer may be hiding something and is afraid that others can
nevertheless see right through him or her. This dream could be advising the dreamer to
stop pretending to be something he or she is not, or that the dreamer is afraid of being
ridiculed or disgraced. Sometimes, if the dreamer is in a new relationship, a Naked
Dream can mean that you are having fears or apprehension in revealing your true
feelings. The dream can also symbolize being caught off guard or unrestricted freedom. If
the dreamer’s nudity scene is at work or in a classroom, this suggests that he or she is
unprepared for some type of project or assignment.
The Chase Dream is when someone or something is chasing the dreamer. This can
symbolize feelings of anxiety in his or her waking life. The dream can also be saying that
the dreamer must cope with the fears, stress, or other situations in his or her waking life.
Avoiding a situation instead of confronting it, is another reason why someone might have
a Chase Dream. Feelings of anger, jealousy, fear and possibly love can assume the
appearance of the threatening figure chasing the dreamer.
The Teeth Dream is when a person see his or her teeth falling out. This dream can
symbolize a variety of things. This dream usually reflects the dreamer’s anxiety about
how others perceive him or her. It can also symbolize the dreamers fear of
embarrassment or loss of power. For adults, especially those going through menopause,
the Teeth Dream can symbolize the fear of becoming older. Another thing it can
symbolize is malnutrition.
When someone dreams that he or she is flying, it is called a Flying Dream. This
could be telling the dreamer that he or she is on top of a situation in the waking life. This
dream implies personal sense of power and capability to accomplish anything. Or, this dream could mean that the dreamer has gained a new perspective on things.
Sometimes, this dream can even mean moving forward or freedom.The Falling Dream is a dream when the dreamer sees himself or herself falling off
a high altitude for a long period of time, and normally wakes up before hitting the ground. It usually occurs during the first stage of sleep. This dream could be indications
of insecurities, instabilities, and anxieties in the waking life. The dreamer could also be in an overwhelming, out of control situation in his or her waking life. Sometimes, the
dreamer is feeling shameful and is lacking pride.
Types of Dreams
Not only can dreams be categorized by the events that take place, but also they can be grouped by the uniqueness of each dream. For instance, certain dreams are more vivid than others, some try to help the dreamer or give him or her a message, and sometimes they can predict future events. One kind of these dreams is called a Lucid Dream. The dreamer can control this kind of dream. Lucidity can be useful to solve problems and improve skills while sleeping. This type of dreaming can be learned and achieved at a dreamer’s will. Nightmares are another kind of dream categorized this way. They are unique
because they stimulate the dreamer emotionally, usually with great fear. These dreams occur when a situation is ignored in the waking life. The purpose of a Nightmare is to get attention about a situation or problem that the dreamer has been avoiding. Nightmares can sometimes be categorized as Epic Dreams or Recurring Dreams as well.
When dreams take place more than once, it is called a Recurring Dream. This kind of dream usually points to a personal weakness, fear, or inability to cope with something in the past or present life of the dreamer. The purpose of this dream is to tell the person a very important message that cannot be ignored. A Recurring Dream will not go away until the situations has been resolved in one way or another.
A Healing Dream is interesting because it is a message given to a person from his
or her body regarding the health of that person. When something doesn’t seem to be right
in the body, it will tell a person through this kind of dream.
A Prophetic Dream also knows as Precognitive or Psychic Dream, is a dream that
predicts events before they occur. The most logical explanation for this kind of dream is
when a person is subconsciously or unconsciously gathering information and analyzing it,
which gives the person the ability to understand what is going to happen, based on this
information, and predict it through this kind of dream.
A Signal dream is used to help the person solve his or her problems for the
waking life, through a dream.
Epic Dreams, also known as Great Dreams or Cosmic Dreams, are so huge and
vivid that the dreamer cannot ignore them. The details of this dream can stay with a person for years. These Dreams possess much beauty and contain archetypal symbols. An
Epic Dream can sometimes feel like a life-changing experience. The last kind of dream is a Daydream. They are unique because they don’t occur
when the person is fully asleep. They are often viewed as light-hearted in nature and are
no more than silly fantasies or wishful thinking, but in reality they are just as important as
nightly dreams. They are symbolic and usually involuntary just like nightly dreams. The
interpretation of Daydream is applicable to a nightly dream. The content in Daydreams is
helpful in understanding the dreamer’s true feelings and in fulfilling his or her goals.
These dreams occur when a person is semi-awake and they are spontaneous imagining or
recalling of various images or experiences in the past or future. Daydreams access the
right part of a person’s brain. When the dreamer is worried, he or she might have a
negative Daydream. By repeating negative images in your mind and having a Negative
Daydream, you are most likely to have a negative outcome of the situation about which
the person dreamed. Daydreams can have a great impact on the dreamer’s waking life, so
it is important to have positive Daydreams.
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