Dreams can be inspiring, frightening, and quite revealing if you can remember them and understand the messages they give us. I have always got profound answers the following morning, to questions asked before sleep, the night before.
My poems are given to me during sleep, or reverie (the condition of being lost in thought), and most of the articles i write were inspired by information obtained in dreams that were imperative for me to put on paper. Dreams are divine communication and worthy of heeding.
If i dream about something i do not understand i research its core subject matter until i receive that "AHA" moment when its meaning is revealed.
So, i do put a lot of stock in dreams, at least for myself. They have never steered me wrong yet.