Why Do We Dream ?

By: Kiosha Streater

Why Do We Dream ?

Some researchers say dreams have no purpose or meaning and are nonsensical activities of the sleeping brain. Other researchers say dreams are necessary for mental, emotional, and physical health. Researchers decided to go into REM sleeping. They found out those who don't dream experienced anxiety, depression, lack of coordination, tendency to hallucinate , and difficulty concentrating. Experts say that dreams exist to help solve problems in our lives, to incorporate memories, and to process memories and emotions. Some dreams may help our brains process our thoughts and the events of the day. Others may just be the result of normal brain activity.

What Are Dreams ?

Dreams are basically stories and images our minds creates while we sleep. Some dreams can be vivid. They can make you feel happy, sad, or scared. And they may seem confusing or perfectly rational. Dreams can occur anytime during sleep. But most vivid dreams occur during deep sleep, REM ( Rapid Eye Movement ) sleep when the brain is most active. Many experts say we dream at least four to six times per night. Dreams are images or imagery, thoughts, sounds and voices and subjective sensations experienced while sleep. Sometimes they're as mundane as recalling events that happened earlier in the day. They can also be your deepest and darkest fears and secrets and most private fantasies. There's no limit to how much your mind can experience during a dream.