Dreams have always fascinated me. I dream a lot and my dreams are so vivid that sometimes when I wake up I don't know where I am.
The definition of a dream is a story revealed through images that your brain creates while you're asleep. Supposedly, everyone dreams every night. A lot of us can't remember our dreams or don't remember them vividly.
Scientists and researchers still cannot explain why we dream.
Freud believed that a dream was the unconscious mind expressing itself.
Some people have the same dreams over and over again.
There is a myth that if you dream you are falling and hit the ground before you wake up, you will die. I have heard this all my life.
I have also heard if you have trouble sleeping, you are in someone else's dream!
I sometimes wake up crying or screaming from a dream. My dreams are so real to me that I feel like I might pass into another dimension and communicate with people that are deceased.
In my dreams they are always young even if they were old when they passed away. My mother-in-law was very ill and in her nineties. She came to me in a dream and told me she was leaving to go be with her husband and son. In my dream, I was standing in the front yard of the farm we lived on when my girls were young. Johnny, my husband and her husband, John, Sr. were standing about 50 yards away from me. They are both deceased. She was standing between them and she walked over to me and told me she was leaving to be with them. She turned and walked back to where they were standing and they all walked away waving to me. They were all young in my dream. I woke myself up I was crying so loud. She died about three days later.
Another instance involved a person I thought was my friend and she stabbed me in the back and said some horrible things about me that were not true. This ended our friendship. Several years later this person became ill with cancer and died. One night I had a dream she was standing beside my bed asking me for forgiveness for what she had done. I had not thought about this person in years. In the dream I forgave her. I woke up trembling and actually thought she was in the room with me.
Here are some facts about dreams:
1. Everybody dreams.
2. A lack of dream activity can mean a personality disorder
3. Men usually dream more about men, while women dream about men and women equally.
4. People who are giving up smoking have longer and more intense dreams.
5. Toddlers do not dream about themselves. They don't appear in their own dreams until age 3 or 4.
6. If you are snoring, you cannot be dreaming.
7. Blind people dream and whether visual images appear in their dream depends on whether they were blind at birth or became blind later in life.
Do you have vivid dreams or do you dream the same dream over and over? Do you remember what your dreams were about? Do you have a dream that really bothered you?