Why do we dream?

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If you are wondering why we have dreams, then this is what you should read. This is an explanation about dreams.

Submitted: August 16, 2018

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Submitted: August 16, 2018




[ Why do you dream when you sleep. ]

You’ve probably spent at least some time wondering about your dreams.

Maybe you fell like you don’t dream at all or you may not remember them.

You might ask yourself : “ What exactly are dreams and do they mean anything?

Well…. In this text, I am going to explain why do you dream when you sleep.


The first thing is , what are dreams?

Dreams are a universal human experience that can be described as a state

of consciousness characterized by sensory, cognitive and emotional occurrences during sleep.


Secondly, what causes we dream?

From research, unconscious desires and wishes or interpreting random signals from

the brain and body duringsleep. It can also cause by consolidating and processing

information gathered during the day. This are the causes of  dreams.


Thirdly, why can’t we remember our dreams?

One possibility is that our brain neuro -chemicals during sleep are very different

from during wake time and so they don’t allow us to consolidate memory. The other thing

that’s quite possible is that we don’t pay attention to our dreams or are unable to do so during sleep.


Here are some interesting fact about DREAMS.

1 Not Everybody Dream In Colour.

Surprisingly, not everyone dreams in colour. In fact, a full 12% of sighted people will dream in black and white.Studies which were conducted from 1915 to the 1950’s supported that majority of dreams had been black and white.However, after the 1960’s the number did shift over to colour. Further, the number of people who dream black and white is dropping as the years’ pass.Research suggests that this could be linked to the fact that this around the time that TV switched from black and white to more colour, so there may be a correlation.


2. Your mind is more active during a dream than when you are awake.

Most of us associate the idea of sleep with a slowing down of the mind and body. This makes sense, given that being asleep is all about resting, recharging and getting ready for a new day. Plus, a good sleep is profoundly relaxing and refreshing, giving you the impression you’re your brain has been working

more slowly. However, don’t assume that your mind is less active during dreams. In fact, it’s more active then than it is when you’re awake! You can see this in the concrete data provided by sleep studies that track electrical activity in the brain. The above fact may not make sense to you at first glance, but it has a lot to do with the variety and significance of waking life. This appears to be because your brain is busy learning from what you did over the preceding hours, processing problems that remain, and making sense of everything you’ve seen and felt during the day. Some research hints that the brain is even more active during sleep when you’ve had a experience in the last 24 hours, or when you’ve been through a major change of some sort, whether positive or negative.


3. Some dreams could be premonitions.

There have been some cases where people have claimed to have dreamt things that turned out to actually happen later. Some say it is coincidence, while others say they can see the future and experience premonitions.

The cases recorded include: Abraham Lincoln dreaming of his assassination, many victims of the 9/11 had dreams warning them, and there have also been 19 verified precognitive dreams about the Titanic, to name a few.


And this is why we dream.


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