Why do we dream? What dreams mean?

Portugal
May 6, 2016 3:48pm CST
Sometimes I have a really strange dreams. Or it seams like a reality or it some kind of thoughts of a madman or a crazy person. Do you belive that dreams can mean something? Our dark thoughts... our future (when we have to decipher our dreams)...
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@mammots (3273)
• Philippines
7 May 16
Our dreams have meanings. Some could be warnings of what might happen in the future.
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• Portugal
7 May 16
My mom had dreams that she associated with some events of our life...
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7 May 16
@Alexandra1811 as these are real events happening or we think of them to be
7 May 16
I believe if we think strongly about something so strongly then we will have dreams about it too
@Corbin5 (109568)
• United States
6 May 16
For some people, me included, dreams are usually about things we worry about. If I am worried about something or fear something, a dream results, but the dream really does not offer a solution for me. I have a tremendous fear of heights, and I often dream of having to crawl across a high-suspension bridge, while it swings back and forth. I was frightened every time my dad drove across that bridge as a kid, and I still have that same dream every now and then.
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• Portugal
6 May 16
I agree with you. So many times it happends to me... Those moments in life when I only think about one problem and even when I sleep, I'm thinking about it. It's uncontrollable. The worse are nightmares. When I was little I dreamed of spiders. Spiders on the walls, spiders on the floor... I was in panic
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@MALUSE (41235)
• Germany
6 May 16
I think the brain clears out all the junk which has accumulated.
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• Portugal
6 May 16
This is a good theory..
@kevin1877uk (36966)
6 May 16
Not sure why we do dream. Dreams do have a meaning.
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• Portugal
6 May 16
I hope so :)
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@kevin1877uk (36966)
6 May 16
@Alexandra1811 My ex-partner knew a lot about dreams.
• Portugal
7 May 16
@kevin1877uk It was the job of your ex-partner or only a hobby?
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7 May 16
Dreams are actually the activities of our sub conscious brain
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7 May 16
Even sometimes they feel so real
• Portugal
7 May 16
Our brain is very complex...
@zarlamain (25042)
• United States
6 May 16
I had a nightmare today and I woke up sweaty, but I forgot what it was about immediately. I think my paranoia is seeping into my subconscious state which is the reason I am seeing so many nightmares.
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• Portugal
7 May 16
Maybe you have to do something that will tranquilize you... something that will make you safe. I don't know.
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@zarlamain (25042)
• United States
7 May 16
@Alexandra1811 I agree. I am trying to find more relaxing outlets in my life.
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@imravi (2363)
• India
6 May 16
I really want my dreams to mean something but I don't think they mean something....or maybe.... not sure....
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• Portugal
6 May 16
Here you are talking about the good dreams :) Those that we wish to come true
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@imravi (2363)
• India
6 May 16
@Alexandra1811 yeah...I do have dreams qhich are definitely not going to happen...I know...but I do have dreams sometime which make me think about them that if they meant something....
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@akalinus (17510)
• United States
7 May 16
I have really crazy dreams. I remember a lot of them. Some, I write down. I used to have a dream journal but I can't find it. Maybe it flew away to dreamland. Yes, I think some dreams mean something. Other dreams are the pepperoni pizza talking.
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• Portugal
7 May 16
When I was younger, I had a book of dream interpretations and every times when I remembered my dreams I was looking for some explanation :)
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@Missmwngi (10637)
• Nairobi, Kenya
6 May 16
They do have messages i believe that
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• Portugal
6 May 16
Me too :)
@yukimori (9066)
• United States
6 May 16
I had a bizarre one the other night that involved steampunk airships, which I'm positive was inspired by a thread I was reading on another forum. A lot of users were discussing the original poster's steampunk tattoos, and she shared pictures of the airship she has inked on an arm. It was also the day I received a mousepad I ordered from another myLotter's Zazzle shop. The mousepad features the Santa Monica pier and its Ferris wheel, and the dreamy color scheme inspired the color scheme that appeared through my dream. For some reason it also featured characters from Jim Butcher's most recent steampunk novel, which I haven't read since just before it was officially released. I think it's safe to say that popped up from my subconscious after the discussion about airships and steampunk-themed tatts... It's bizarre how our minds can take things like that and mix them up so thoroughly!
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• Portugal
6 May 16
It also happens to me! So funny x) Especially when I read a book or watch TV before go sleep. It has to be something that inspire me, I think... And when in a dream you see people who don't even know each other, but they are talking like friends. Very confusing...