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Our Dreams And How We Should Act

You may find dreams automatically concerning when they’re terrifying. Things like post-traumatic nightmares — more intense nightmares that may replay actual traumatic events and are particularly violent — should concern you. But in most cases, they already do because we wake up petrified.

Dreams are casting a pretty loose net of associations to things that may be metaphorically a part of ourselves, but aren’t closely tied into any actions that we may take in real life.


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A Different State Of The Mind

A Different State Of The Mind

Dreaming is just thinking but in a different brain state. Defining its purpose depends on what you’re dreaming about.

We agonize about many of the same things when we’re sleeping as when we’re awake, like relationships, work issues, hopes and fears, she says. Dreams are different, but the c...


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The Purpose of Dreaming

The Purpose of Dreaming

Dreaming also prepares us for social interactions. Positive and neutral dreams may help hone our social cognition and perception. We are very rarely alone in our dream world, so these dreams help us to rehearse social interaction.

It wouldn’t make sense for dreams not to have meaning becaus...


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The Meaning Of Our Dreams

The Meaning Of Our Dreams

Whether you’re flying through the sky, falling from a twelve-story building or having a romantic relationship with your neighbour, dreams are a window into a world without constraints. The barriers in our everyday life don’t exist. Some parts of our dream world appear realistic, but others are to...


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<p>People tend to get more con...

People tend to get more concerned with their dreams than necessary. It’s relatively normal to have some sexual dreams about someone other than your monogamous partner. People may also have dreams where they’ve murdered someone, but that doesn’t mean they’re violent people in real life.



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Removal Of Barriers

Removal Of Barriers

Dreams give us a different idea of how to do things because they help us to think outside of the box and they can solve problems that involve going against conventional wisdom.

But dreams help us to think differently because the prefrontal cortex, which is associated with habits and learned...


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