Thesis About Dreams

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Have you ever had a dream of being chased and you woke up sweating, out of breathe and your heart is beating so fast? Have you ever stopped and wondered how your dreams work and what they mean? Or have you ever wondered how they even occur? Although some think that dreams have meanings, it turns out that dreams have no meaning whatsoever.
Many people have different ideas as to why we have dreams and their meanings behind them. It is said that the Greeks and Romans were convinced to believe that dreams could predict the future, but now there are many theories on whether dream actually mean something or not (Atherton). A theory introduced by Harvard University psychiatrists, John Allan Hobson and Robert McCarley started, “Dreams don't actually
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“Some researchers say dreams have no purpose or meaning and are nonsensical activities for the sleeping brain. Others say dreams are necessary for mental, emotional, and physical health.” (Facts About Dreams). Another thing is that studies have seen the importance of dreams helping our health and life (Facts About Dreams). Some studies that have been done, have found that people who don't dream have experienced increased tension, anxiety, depression, difficulty concentrating, lack of coordination, weight gain, and the tendency to hallucinate. (Facts About Dreams). According to Hannah Nichols, there are a lot of reasoning behind why we dream. Some have included the unconscious desires and wishes to interpret signals from the brain and body while sleeping, to build up and process information collected during the day. Researchers have figured out that dreaming is primarily offline memory reprocessing-consolidates learning and memory tasks. This is a subsystem of the waking default network, which is active during mind unsettling and daydreaming. Dreaming could also be seen as emotional duplication of real life experiences in one's life. Another possible reasoning for why we dream is because dreams are highly essential reflections of unconscious mental functioning. With an experience of the present, processing of the past, and arrangement for the future, are uncommon state of consciousness that incorporates…show more content…
On average, you spend 70-120 minutes a day, daydreaming or fantasizing. You lose your awareness around you, you may either revisit the past or dream of the future. (Hohne). Lucid dreaming is where the dreamer knows they are dreaming, and they have the ability to control what they are dreaming, and what will happen. Typically the amount of controlness will vary, this often occurs in the middle of a regular dream when the sleeping person soon realizes that they are dreaming (Nichols). Nightmares come from a result of many different reasonings. They happened to everyone, whether you are young or old, if you are dealing with a lot of stress, or even a fear of trauma, emotional problems, illness, and/or the use of certain medication or drug (Nichols). Clearly we have all experienced a nightmare before so you know that it is very difficult to go back to sleep. Sometimes the dream seems so real that we get freaked out a little bit. Recurring dreams are story lines that repeats themselves over week, and months (Hohne). According to Kari Hohne healing dreams are hidden with a message. For example, vehicle doors, or lower and upper rooms of a house will characterize aspects of the human body, offering a message about your health and well-being. You may experience an epic dream every once in awhile. During periods when you are going through a life

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