Why do we dream? How many dreams do we usually have a night? There are so many questions that surround our dreams and their meanings.
Recently, The Today Show did a segment on dreams. Dr. Gail Saltz, psychiatrist gave an astounding report on dreams and a little bit about some of their meanings.
She said although our dreams themselves did not actually predicate the future. We could pick up information in our every day lives that could sometimes make us think that we have the ability to predicate our future. What is happening is that little every day events are pinpointed more precisely in our dreams which leads us to see what is actually happening. This in turn makes us think we are predicting the future. She also said that our dreams were our brain’s way of analyzing events in our lives.
Yes, we dream every night. In fact, we normally dream 4 to 7 times. Of course, if anyone has experience a head trauma this would affect their dreams and their ability to remember them.
Dreams normally happen during the deepest part of your sleep. It is common not recall any or all of your dreams. In fact, you can forget a dream as quickly as ten minutes after waking.
One reason that we dream is to help us deal with every day events and stress in our lives. You can actually work out some of your problems and anxieties while you dream.
What are most common dreams and what do they mean?
Teeth falling out, teeth loose, teeth missing:
You are concern about aging or you are concern about your body for some reason
Dream of being naked
You are concern about being exposed or you are feeling vulnerable about something
Dream of flying
If the event feels joyous or seems to be making you feel pleasure, like you are floating, you are celebrating an ambitious moment you had or you are feeling like you are going to make it through something.
Dream of falling
You are feeling like you are going to fail at something or you are feeling guilty about something.
This is considered the most common dream of all dreams. You can even have these types of dreams when you aren’t expecting to take any tests or even relive moments when you had to take a big test. You may have this sort of dream when you are wondering if you are going to be able to accomplish a certain task. It can even be your mind’s way of reminding you that you did pass a big test once before and this means that you can do it again.
One way that many have found helpful when it comes to deciphering there dreams, is by keeping notebook by their bedside and writing down everything they remember from their dreams the moment they awake. If you do this while the dream is still fresh in your mind, you have a better chance of not forgetting symbols or emotions during the dream, which can help you in your quest to understanding your dreams a bit better.
The Today Show