By: The Dream Team 2016
Why Do We Dream?
Dreaming serves as a primary purpose.
You dream 3-7 times a night.
What Do Dreams Do For Us?
- Fight or flight mode is more active when we sleep.
-The part of the brain that practices motor activity such as running and punching fires increasingly during the RNM sleep even though our limbs are still.
Dreams create wisdom
-If we remembered every image of our lives it would clog our brains.
-Dreams sort through memories.
-Sleep turns daily information into wisdom.
- Makes us smart for future decisions.
Dreaming is like defragmenting your hard drive
-we dream in order to forget.
-Scouring for new connections and erase the inefficient ones.
-Dreams are a recording of connections to streamline the system.
Dreams are like Psychotherapy
-Dreaming puts our different emotions into pictures.
-Dreams deal with deal with emotion content in a safe place.
-Allows us to think through emotions in a less rational and defensive frame of mind.
-We come to accept truths we might otherwise repress.
Dreams and Behavior
-People are more likely to interpret dreams when it corresponds to their beliefs and desires.
-A component and form of memory processing aiding in the consolidation of learning and short term memory to long term memory storage.
-The mind works through difficult, complicated, unsettling thoughts, emotions and experiences to achieve psychological and emotional balance.
-A form of consciousness that unites past, present and future in processing information from the first two and preparing for the third.
-People who are depressed or anxious are more likely to have stressful, disturbing or frightening dreams sometimes in the form of recurring dreams.