Free and Professional Dream Analysis and What Dreams Mean
How Sleep and Dreams Relate
WHY YOU NEED EIGHT HOURS OF SLEEP. Sleep research suggests that regenerating the body takes only a few hours, so why do you need six to eight hours of sleep per night? A major part of sleep is to digest and balance emotions. At night, the body unwinds but the mind stays active; like a nightly car tune-up, the brain automatically makes needed emotional and psychological adjustments.
UNDIGESTED EMOTIONS CREATE A DREAM MESSAGE. An unresolved emotion or problem is a red flag for the psyche; in response, the psyche analyzes the situation and writes you a memo, transmitted as a dream message. Whether or not you remember your dreams or analyze them, they have an effect. A dream message is often an emotion that feels like a hang-over as you wake up. Feeling messages shift your perspective; they can haunt you or provide a sense of peace. You may not know what has changed or why, but you feel change. Sometimes it’s a new feeling of confidence; you may not yet have the answer you seek but you feel less anxious, as if you know solutions are at hand.
SLEEP DIGESTS EMOTIONS AND MOBILZES COPING SKILLS. During the day, stress builds as you confront challenging situations; you go to sleep wondering how to handle a person, a situation, a decision or problem. However, when you wake up, you often feel a new sense of peace; what changed during sleep? The sleeping mind automatically digests feelings and puts stressful situations into perspective. The psyche, the part of the brain that never sleeps, sorts out feelings and thoughts about issues and examines what’s going on in the light of past experience. By morning, at an emotional level you sense answers will emerge and feel better. How does this happen? The psyche balances emotions and mobilizes coping skills by carrying out a nightly review of the day’s events, scanning and sorting issues. The sleeping mind searches your experience for solutions and engages in problem solving as a default mechanism during sleep; the insights generated are transmitted as a dream. In the big picture, dream messages are a communication between the sleeping and waking brain.
THE DEFAULT STANCE OF SLEEP IS TO PROBLEM SOLVE. As you sleep, your mind solves problemsand communicates solutions in a dream because dreams are the only available communication channel while asleep. Psychology has shown that the memory stores images, not words, so you "remember in images". All thoughts and feelings are stored as images, making dreams a natural communication vehicle during sleep. Dreams are a language of images as a perfect bridge between the sleeping and the waking mind. By unraveling dream messages, you gain full access to solutions generated during sleep. Thomas Edison deliberately used this mechanism, holding a brick as he napped; as the brick fell, he awoke with a dream, allowing him to mine its insights.
DREAM ANALYSIS ENSURES MAXIMUM BENEFITS OF SLEEP. By using dream messages, you plug directly into your brain’s automatic problem solving tools that reduce stress and speed up solutions. Check out the Five Step Technique to interpret dream messages.
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