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Why do I have dreams?

Dreams can be amusing, disturbing, or completely bizarre. Even if we don’t remember it the next day, we all dream.

But why do we dream in the first place? And what exactly do they imply?

What Exactly Are Dreams?

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Dreams are stories and images created by our minds while we sleep. They can be extremely vivid. They have the ability to make you happy, sad, or afraid. They can be perplexing or entirely sensible.


Dreams can occur at any point during the night. However, during REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, when your brain is most active, you have the most vivid dreams.

According to some specialists, we dream four to six times per night.

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Lucid dreams

are dreams in which you are aware that you are dreaming. According to studies, lucid dreaming is associated with an increase in activity in areas of the brain that are normally restful during sleep.

Lucid dreaming is a mental state that occurs between REM sleep and waking up.



A nightmare is nothing more than a horrible dream. Both children and adults are susceptible to it.

It frequently occurs as a result of:

• Stress, conflict, and fear

• Trauma

• Emotional issues

• Medication or drug usage

• Illness

If you suffer the same nightmare over and over, your subconscious might be trying to communicate with you. Pay attention to it.

Suffering from insomnia

Consult a mental health professional if you can’t figure out why you’re having awful dreams. They might be able to find out what’s causing your nightmares and offer you some calming techniques.

Remember that a nightmare isn’t real, and it won’t happen to you in real life, no matter how terrifying it is.

What Makes Us Dream?

There are numerous hypotheses as to why we dream, but no one is certain. According to some academics, dreams have no significance or purpose. Others argue that dreams are necessary for our mental, emotional, and physical well-being.

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The impact of dreams on our health and well-being has been studied. In one experiment, participants were awakened just as they were about to enter REM sleep.

They discovered that those who were not allowed to dream possessed the following characteristics:

• Anxiety

• Depression

• Difficulty concentrating


• Inadequate coordination

• Gaining weight

•  A tendency to hallucinate

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Dreams, according to several experts, exist to:

• Assist us in resolving issues in our lives

• Incorporate memories

• Process emotions

If you go to bed with a bothersome notion, you might wake up with a solution or at the very least a greater understanding of the situation.

Some dreams may aid in the processing of our thoughts and happenings throughout the day. Others could simply be the product of normal brain activity and mean nothing.

Researchers are still attempting to determine why we dream.


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