Dreams & Nightmares???

Mauritius
November 30, 2012 1:04am CST
Hello people!My question is does everybody dream? Do we dream every time we sleep? Actually i wanted to start this topic about dreaming and nightmares,because it has always puzzled me and remains a mystery to me.I hardly remember anything what ive dreamt during my sleep.Why is that so?Whats about you?Why do we dream or have nightmares? I agree that our daily activities do influence our dreams but what about those strange dreams which are very unrelated to your life. Does it happen to you too? Does dream has any significance?In fact ive heard from few people bad dreams are ill omen. Whats your opinion? Please share with me your strangest dreams/nightmares if you can recollect them and please give a rational explanation why do dreams occur.Hope you respond to my post..thanking you in advance.
11 responses
@AkamaruKei (5218)
• Malaysia
30 Nov 12
I not always dream when i sleep. Sometime i can remember my dream some cannot. But sometime i have nightmare dream. In my dream i relax at my bed after that i see a head without body flying to me. It's immediately wakes me up. It's really scary dream. I dont know why i have dream like that. Maybe i dream like that because i watch ghost movie before.
• Mauritius
30 Nov 12
Head without body..lol.For sure its these horror movies that are still playing in your head during your sleep!
• St. Peters, Missouri
30 Nov 12
Everyone dreams, we just don't all remember them. Sleeping and dreaming is when our mind transfers things from our short-term memory to our long-term memory. So many of the things we dream about are related to actual events that have happened. This doesn't mean they are repeats of the events, just somehow about things we have experienced. It's possible to teach yourself to remember your dreams, if you wish.
@doroffee (4230)
• Hungary
30 Nov 12
I don't know if all of us dream. I do know for a fact that my boyfriend thinks he doesn't... but maybe he just doesn't remember. I dream fairly frequently, but there are days when I think I don't. Most of the times my daily activities and the people I know and the films I watch etc. do have an effect on what I dream, but I think there is more. I've dreamt about guys I don't know already - maybe I saw them in adverts or films, but I don't know them per se as people in my environment, and I couldn't point it out who they were. Also, once in my dream, my family's best friend, who's the sweetest thing in the world, was evil - I woke up crying, because I couldn't imagine how I could dream something like that. There was also one when I woke up crying - when I was with my boyfriend, and I dreamt being together with another guy, and it felt a bit like cheating, when I know it isn't... another nightmare... or nsession of nightmare I had (but that wasn't as shocking for me, it was rather a thriller or a really good adventure film) was that I stepped into the building where we had a flat, and it all changed... I mean, the layout and the structure of the building, and I didn't find my place, yet everybody acted like I'm a newbie, a new neighbor, and it was like that forever... it's like a recurring dream. I would be really glad to get to know why we dream, this thing fascinates me sooo much.
• Mauritius
30 Nov 12
Hello doroffee..thanks for sharing with us your experiences.Hope more people will respond to this topic so that we get a better explanation soon.
• China
30 Nov 12
i havet have dreams for a long time, mostly because im too old.... when i was young, i dreamed often, but i never had nightmares. even until now, i do good things, eat appropriately enough food, seldom go out.maybe thats the reasons..
• Mauritius
30 Nov 12
Does it mean elderly people dream less or maybe due to old age the ability to recall them is even less.By the way you should try to go out more often.A evening or morning walk daily is highly recommended.Thanks for responding mayemmanuel!
• United States
30 Nov 12
I don't feel that I dream often, but it could be that I do not remember it happening. A friend tells me that eating late can bring on weird dreams. But I've had some prophetic dreams that came true in real life not long after. So I believe that dreams can be useful sources of information. Best wishes! :-)
@lacieice (2065)
• United States
30 Nov 12
I learned that everyone dreams...in fact, we dream several dreams each night...but we only remember those that we were dreaming when we wake up. I don't know why we dream, and I don't believe dreams have any meaning. Someone once told me that a dream was your brain going on vacation.
@mzz663 (2775)
• United States
30 Nov 12
I usually don't dream and if I do, I don't remember a lot of them. The most significant one I had was really strange and I had it 3 nights in a row, the 3rd day I went to work and couldn't quit crying, I wasn't sure why I was crying or what was wrong. I got home from work and was told my parents had been in a horrible car accident that morning and no one wanted to call to tell me because they didn't think my long drive home would be safe on my own knowing what had happened. The other dream I have once in a while is so funny that I wake myself up laughing.
• Howrah, India
30 Nov 12
I often had dreams but the fact is I did't remember most of my dreams when I wake up in the morning.But I can say confidently that I never had nightmares...
@ramiuniq (56)
• India
30 Nov 12
This is certainly an interesting topic hat you have started.I have had dreams on and off and I surely believe that they refelct what is going on in our mind sunconsciously.It is laughable,but after years of completing education,I still have dreams about exams and me not knowing anything which is in the question paper. Many times, while dreaming I realize that I am dreaming.In theses cases,I direct the dream and see what I would love to see. There are a lot of theaories about dreams and why they happen.Nightmares come once in a while, when the mind is so upset or preoccupied.
@Badkid (235)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
Sometimes I got nightmares..its really bad,I've been having this nightmare 3 times. The last time I've dream about it was in June 2012. I really dont know what it means.I dont know too why we are dreaming every time we sleep.
@jenny1015 (13389)
• Philippines
30 Nov 12
Dreams are experience by everyone. We always dream at night but we only remember some of them. Dreams are manifestation of our inner feelings. Sometimes we would dream of something "weird",but it could somehow be related to our life. The exact dream is not what is really happening or what has happened. It could be just a representation of an event that is important to you or something that your sub conscious mind has.