• Question: Do dreams ever try and tell you something?

    Asked by leahyates to Laura, Nicola, Norman, Sandra, Thanasis on 14 Mar 2013.
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      Laura Soul answered on 14 Mar 2013:

      Lots of scientists think that when you are dreaming your brain is processing all the things that you have seen and thought and heard all day. So sometimes you’ll have seen something and maybe not thought about it consciously but then you’ll have a dream about it and wake up and realise what you saw and think about it, so it will seem like your dream was telling you something! So in a way it could be that dreams are our subconscious minds telling our conscious minds something. Sometimes when I am stuck on a maths problem for my work I will wake up in the morning and I will have been dreaming about it and I will have figured out the answer, so I think your brain is definitely still working for part of the time you are asleep!

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      Nicola Wardrop answered on 14 Mar 2013:

      Yes, I think they are telling us about things that we feel, but might not think about as well as things we have seen and done. But sometimes they all get mixed up into a really weird dream! I love dreaming, because everything is so strange, but it still feels real…it’s like being in Alice in Wonderland!

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      Sandra Phinbow answered on 17 Mar 2013:

      I’m no sure they are trying to tell me anything, but I sure do enjoying dreaming. I often dream about my childhood – the house I grew up in, my old school, my job in the Army.

      My fave dreams are where I am back at the swimming pool in the town I grew up in, but I can swim under water without having to breathe. It’s very calming and relaxing. I havent been to that actual pool in 25 yrs, but I did visit it 2 weeks ago, and looked at the very spot where I aways am in the dreams. It was very nice.