Can Dreams Tell The Future?
Why do you dream?
The precise function of dreaming when we sleep is still a matter of disputation
among scientists and dream researchers. One accepted theory holds that dreams
are a way for the subconscious mind to rinse out itself and make sense of the
sensory inputs gotten during the daytime where you were awake. Another accepted
theory is that dreams are a sort of let go valve. For example, a lot of people
hold back or repress their feelings of anger and dislike during …
The precise function of dreaming when we sleep is still a matter of
disputation among scientists and dream researchers. One accepted theory holds that
dreams are a way for the subconscious mind to rinse out itself and make sense of the
sensory inputs gotten during the daytime where you were awake.
Another accepted theory is that dreams are a sort of let go valve. For example,
a lot of people hold back or repress their feelings of anger and dislike during the day.
The theory says that dreams are a practical and safe outlet for those repressed
feelings to be express.
Can dreams tell the future?
At the same time as many people feel that their dreams
can tell the future, there is no scientific proof that dreams are foretelling.
What a lot of people mistake for prediction may actually be the fact that the
subconscious mind notices things that go totally unnoticed by the conscious mind.
When you sleep and dream, the stuff noticed by the subconscious mind is included
into the dream, and you may notice many things you missed during the day.
These unnoticed clues may be misinterpreted as predictions of
what is to come in the future, but in fact they were just missed clues to present
Do you dream every night?
Yes you do dream every night, whether you can remember
your dreams or not. The dreams that you most likely can remember are the ones that take
place closest to waking.
How many dreams do you have in a night?
On average you have
between four and seven dreams per night.
And 15% to 20% of the typical night is spent sleeping, and consequently an
eight hour night of sleep will have up to two hours of dreaming in it.
The stages of your sleep.
It takes you anywhere from 30 to 90 minutes
to reach a sleep state, that is deep enough for dreaming. In the final and deepest
stage of you sleep you will cycle in and out of REM sleep. The average session of
REM sleep lasts from 10 to 20 minutes, after which you cycle back into the deepest
stage of sleeping. And then after a while, you will reenter REM sleep again.
Each session of REM sleep will contain its own unique dream.
Do children dream about themselves?
The interesting thing to note here is that children normally do not
dream about themselves until they reach the age of three. Children younger than
three are not characters in their own dreams.
This may explain why most children do not develop a strong sense of self until
the age of three.
Do children’s dreams have the same meaning as adult dreams?
In most cases, dreams are a reflection of your concerns and experience of the
awake and conscious world. Because those concerns and experiences are different
in children than in adults, the differences are most likely reflected in the
child’s dream as well. Studies have shown that the dreams of young children do
not have either strong emotional content or a real storyline.
A child between the age of 3 and 7 are frequently troubled by nightmares. These
nightmares are often reflections of their own real world fears. Like noises,
monsters, and so on.
The dreams of older children or teenagers very much match
those experienced by adults.