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Do your night dreams happen in real life?



Do your night dreams happen in real life?

When we sleep at night and dream, do your night dreams come to pass in real life or you forget before you wake up. In this piece, our correspondent, JOY IMISI, examines the link between reality and dream world.

IN THE bible, Joseph dreamed that his parents and brethren bowed down to worship him, it happened.

The powerful king Nebuchadnezzar dreamed about the kingdoms of the world from the beginning to the end, it happened. Pharaoh, the king of Egypt dreamed about a looming season of hunger and another bountiful season of harvest, it happened as dreamed.

Many people have dreamed in the night and those dreams come to pass exactly as dreamed, either for good or bad. But for so many others, dreams do not come as predictions or prophecies concerning what will happen in the future.

What can you say about your dreams? Do they make you fear or happy? Do you think they are mere superstitions as some believe? Can you remember what you dreamt about last night? It is very possible as chances are that you have already forgotten it just before you got out of bed and back to reality.

A dream is a succession of images, ideas, emotions and sensations that usually occur involuntarily in the mind during certain stages of sleep. The content and purpose of dreams are not fully understood, although they have been a topic of scientific, philosophical and religious interest throughout recorded history. Dream interpretation is the attempt at drawing meaning from dreams and searching for an underlying message. The scientific study of dreams is called oneirology.

Dreams mainly occur in the rapid-eye movement (REM) stage of sleep when brain activity is high and resembles that of being awake. REM sleep is revealed by continuous movements of the eyes during sleep. At times, dreams may occur during other stages of sleep. However, these dreams tend to be much less vivid or memorable.

The after effects of your dream might take a little longer to dispel, leaving you with a feeling of uneasiness and tension as it will appear like it is coming to manifest in the physical.

According to Pastor Ebuka Uchendu, who has interpreted more than a quarter of a million dreams throughout his career, he believes that however wacky and senseless or sometimes downright scary they may seem, our dreams are a highly evolved, crucial process which helps us make sense of our waking life.

He believes that our dreams are a reflection of our reality which has just come to play out in one of the ways mention in the holy book which says the young men will dream dreams.

The length of a dream can vary; they may last for a few seconds, or approximately 20–30 minutes. People are more likely to remember the dream if they are awakened during the REM phase. The average person has three to five dreams per night, and some may have up to seven, however, most dreams are immediately or quickly forgotten. Dreams tend to last longer as the night progresses. During a full eight-hour night sleep, most dreams occur in the typical two hours of REM.

Opinions about the meaning of dreams have varied and shifted through time and culture. Many endorse the Freudian theory of dreams that dreams reveal insight into hidden desires and emotions. Other prominent theories include those suggesting that dreams assist in memory formation, problem solving, or simply are a product of random brain activation.

However, “Psychologists’ interpretations of the meaning of dreams vary widely, but from our interactions with some of our respondents, it shows that people believe their dreams provide meaningful insight into themselves and their world.”

Jude, a young professional cabin crew, told our correspondent that he rarely dreams as his job can be very demanding, as he added that if it is the good dreams, he was sure to remember them, but on the other hand he does not remembers the unpleasant ones.

He however adds that he does not believe in the reality of dreams.

“I do not believe there is a connection between dream world and reality. I try to disconnect myself from my dreams, especially the negative ones.

“Some persons believe in dreams and all that it reflects; I do not because I am a realist. If you think too much during the course of your day it might come to hunt you in your dreams and then you end up putting yourself through a lot of mental stress. I will just add that if you sleep with a free and open heart, you will enjoy a lovely night and wake up without any traumatic dream experience,” he said.

Maria, a fashion blogger, said, “I believe a lot in my dreams because my dreams always come to pass in my real life. Once I dreamt of eating some food that gave me stomach upset, two days later, a friend of mine too me out for lunch, I had totally forgotten my dream.

“I had a nice time and enjoyed the food, on reaching home that evening, I started like slight gas in my system, before I could put myself together, I was dashing in and out of the toilet, and this went on for two days. It was after I recovered that I remembered that I had a dream to that effect. So as for me I take my dreams with all seriousness that I can accord it.”

In all, more research is needed to explore fully how people interpret their dreams, and in what cases dreams may actually reveal hidden information, but as an individual it is advisable that you pay some form of attention to your dreams.

In the bible, Joseph dreamed that his parents and brethren bowed down to worship him, it happened.

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