The Power of Dreams
March 24, 2013 1:01am CST
We all dreams, but sometimes people overlook the significance of dreams in our life. Just because everybody experiences this doesn't mean we know everything about it. What most people believe is that it is just a very minor detail part of our life. A not so interesting topic to be noticed and be given much attention. Little do they know that dreams greatly influence our daily life and our future. It is wrong to say that we never dream on a specific day just because we wake up remembering nothing about the content of our dreams. As long as we still have the urge to sleep, we will always dream. And in every sleep, dreams always occur. Have you noticed someone's eyeballs moving up and down, right and left, in a rapid motion, while his/her eyes are still shut? I mean, while your roommate is sleeping and her eyeballs are moving rapidly? If not, then you can find this out. And I'm sure that you will not be disappointed. And during that RAPID EYE MOVEMENT (REM), dreams occur. And when you wake up someone during REM, he/she will surely remember the content of his/her dream. But, when you wake up someone during NON-RAPID EYE MOVEMENT (NREM), he/she will not likely to remember any dream. You see, there was an interval during REM and NREM. Now, if you understand REM period (dreams occur) and NREM period (dreams doesn't occur), you are ready to discover the power of dreams in our life. If we stop someone from dreaming, meaning waking up a person every REM period, that person will likely to experience hallucination. And there was already a study about this. When scientist wake up their subjects during REM period for many days. But when they let their subjects to sleep after that incident, the patients recovered. And to prove their findings, they tried to wake up their patients during NREM. They did this for a couple of days, and nothing happened. Their subjects never experience hallucination. So,you see, dreams are really important. And oh! before I forget, we dream 4-6 times during sleep, and there is always an interval. That may be the reason, sometimes you wake up one morning and do not understand the contents of your dream.
24 Mar 13
Since my english 2 proposal topic during my college days is about dreams, (I titled it DREAMS: FOR REAL OR REEL),I learned that it is normal to have bad dreams or nightmare every week. I think 5% of our dreams are not so pleasant. Well, about their meaning, I guessed it is up to us to decide what to dream. Because majority of our dreams comes from our wishful thinking. You're right when you said that by understanding our dream it will help us a lot. In fact, one type of dream - based on my research, is DAYDREAMING. When we imagine about something, like a certain problem, we also think about some solutions to that problem.