Everyone dreams—every single night—and yet we tend to know so little about our dreams. Where do they come from? What do they mean? Can we control them, and should we try to interpret them?
We may not know it but dream meanings are very helpful to individuals because dreaming is like having an internal psychiatrist that can help you have a peace of mind.
According to some researchers, dreaming is a phenomenon of purely individual consciousness that matters. Dreaming is kind of a psychological yoga that can contribute to your emotional wellness, so don’t be afraid to dream.
Here are a number of medical advantages of dreaming:
- Dreaming can help an individual fight depression.
- Dreams can make one realize his/her sense of self.
- Dreams can diagnose strange diseases and can help understand its origin.
- Dreaming can also release negative feelings or emotional problems.
What are nightmares and bad dreams?
Things that you fear sometimes cause bad dreams and nightmares, they are also a reflection of your worries and anxieties. But having bad dreams can also help an individual to feel better.
How do nightmares happen?
Nightmares usually occur in the last third of your sleep cycle which happens every 90 mins. while you sleep. Your brain is actually wide awake when you are dreaming. There are also physical benefits of nightmares, it allows your brain to recover and restores other system activities
Where do bad dreams come from?
Bad dreams can be caused by your late-night snacking in the kitchen, yes, you read it right. Snacking in the wee hours of the morning can give you nightmares. Medications can also cause nightmares to an individual, because medications can cause your brain to be more active which leads to nightmares.
When you watch a scary movie or read a scary book before going to sleep can also cause you nightmares.
How do I prevent myself from having a bad dream?
You can stop your bad dreams with the help of the lucid dreaming process, where in a dreamer can identify that he/she is just in a dream and an individual can also decide what the ending will be. The trick to remembering a dream is to write everything that you can remember and think about a way to provide solution for it, then that can help you paint a mental picture of the solution.