Making Sense Of Dreams
Everybody has them -- whether they remember them or not -- but what do they mean? Where do they come from? Here is the skinny on dreams and their meanings.
70% of females, 65% of males report having recurring dreams.
Awake -> stage1 -> stage2 -> stage3 -> stage4
This stage is characterized by non-rapid eye movements (NREM), muscle relaxation, slowed heart rate, and lowered body temperature. The body is getting ready to enter deep sleep.
- Falling. Typically occur during 1st stage of sleep (insecurity, failure).
The immune system goes work repairing to any damage. Endocrine glands secrete growth hormones. Blood is sent to the muscles. The body achieves complete sleep.
- Teeth falling out. Teeth fall out, grow crooked or rot (impotence).
Absent-minded transgression. An involuntary wrong ction accompanied by guilt (desire to cease).
Still in the NREM stage, this is an even deeper sleep. The body's metabolic levels are extremely low.
- Teeth falling out. Teeth fall out, grow crooked or rot (impotence, loss of beauty).
Absent-minded transgression. An involuntary wrong action accompanied by guilt (desire to cease).
Flying. May be enjoyable... or difficult (freedom, power, lack of control).
In this stage of sleep, known as REM or delta sleep, the eyes move back and forth erratically as if watching something underneath the eyelids. It occurs 90 - 100 minutes after the onset of sleep. Blood pressure rises, heart
rate increases, respiration becomes erratic, and brain activity jumps. Involuntary muscles become immobilized. The majority of dreaming happens during this stage.
- Test. Pass.. or fail (confidence, lack of confidence). Naked. You might feel proud... or ashamed (freedom, vulnerable).
- Nightmare. Frightening, distressing, vivid, emotional (unresolved threat, undamaged anxiety). Chse. Being chased... or chasing (anxiety, ambition, falling behind).
- Epic. Compelling, life-changing, profound, vivid, symbolic (change anticipated, increasing self-awareness).
Created by: markus K. Varner
Preference: www.dreammoods.com; en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dream#Popular_culture