What do you think the purpose of dreams are?

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  1. ii3rittles profile image79
    ii3rittlesposted 7 years ago

    What do you think the purpose of dreams are?

    People are having dreams every minute of every hour everywhere around the world. What I learned is that everything has a purpose so what do you think is the purpose of dreams?

  2. Stigma31 profile image64
    Stigma31posted 7 years ago

    To keep you mind busy so that you don't wake up from boredom.lol

  3. Lisa HW profile image65
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Dreams are our brain's way of processing things that are bothering us, or things that have some impact on us; that we're either not consciously aware of, or else that we haven't processed on a conscious level.

    I've found that my own dreams usually include a lot things I've encountered in the days preceding the dream (in "awake life"); but it's as if the brain puts mundane images/issues "on top of" deeper (even if not all that serious) feelings.  I've also discovered (at least for me) that the bigger the emotional matter my dreams are processing, the more dreams it may take.  Simple feels can be processed in one dream (especially if I recognize them the next day).  Bigger, more disturbing, feelings that have been too disturbing to even think about (as when my mother died after a long, complicated, illness) have been processed over a period of months, and clearly in a way that started with the "surface issues (most obvious) first and worked the way down to the deeper, harder-to-figure-out, issues.  It was clearly a layer-by-layer process.  Interestingly (at least to me), my sister had parallel dreams with mine.  (Different "stories" but very similar in the processing of the issues.)

  4. papabear318 profile image62
    papabear318posted 7 years ago

    i think dreams come from your sub conscience mind, I read somewhere that you dreams symbolizes who you are, gender, age, culture, your emotions and what not. Some Theorist believe  dreams can show the person's psychological portrait. Many, many different answers out there, but all in all without dreams sleep itself would be very boring.

  5. juniorsbook profile image71
    juniorsbookposted 7 years ago

    The first and most famous dream theorist of the modern era, Sigmund Freud, said that the function or the purpose of dreams was to preserve sleep, but that theory from the year 1900 is contradicted by the fact that dreams happen very regularly at least five or six times per night in an active stage of sleep called REM sleep (after the rapid eye movements that are part of it, along with many other neurological and physiological changes).

    The other famous dream theorist, Carl Jung, an early follower of Freud who broke away to develop a very different theory, claimed that the function of dreams is to compensate for those parts of the psyche (total personality) that are underdeveloped in waking life, but Calvin Hall's studies of two-week dream series from students and longer dream journals from adults of all ages strongly suggest that dream content is continuous with waking thought and behavior.

  6. Sky321 profile image76
    Sky321posted 7 years ago

    I agree with Lisa HW that dreams are the brains way of processing information and data.  I think it is like how your stomach digests food sort of. I think that people who have insomnia for days can sometimes start to become unstable partially from lack of sleep and dreaming.  Dreaming is good for you.

  7. Ruchira profile image67
    Ruchiraposted 7 years ago

    I think it is your subconscious mind thinking of something which even you are not aware of...thus, when the mind and body is at rest this subconscious mind comes to action and we call it a dream smile

    The purpose of dreams is that it is another way to find out what your subconscious mind is thinking.

  8. Jangaplanet profile image69
    Jangaplanetposted 7 years ago

    My belief is __ and this is just my personal opinion - is that dreams are the minds way of balancing the two central parts of the brain the Id and the ego.

  9. safiq ali patel profile image69
    safiq ali patelposted 7 years ago

    Dreams are many things. They are a visit to our deeper mind. Dreams are our forgotten memories from this life and from past lives. Dreams are also communication. Our loved ones dead and alive, and living things far from the earth all communicate to us in dreams. Dreams are many things. They are sounds, pictures, smells, touch, feelings, emotions, senses. Dreams are a whole expansion and exploration into our deeper self and a way of visiting a fuller and further universe and people especially those far away from us. Dreams as I say are all this and more. Dreams are many things.

  10. Jen Buczynski profile image59
    Jen Buczynskiposted 7 years ago

    I think dreams can bring clarity to our thoughts and also bring messages from God and other spiritual sources.

  11. karengibsonroc profile image75
    karengibsonrocposted 7 years ago

    the purpose of dreams are for guiding the soul toward it's highest presence...i love to dream and remember my dreams...my sister and i are always sharing our dreams with each other...my sister dreams a lot and they are very profound...i call her a seer!

  12. Jarn profile image78
    Jarnposted 7 years ago

    Dreams serve several purposes. Aside from the need for REM sleep to maintain sanity and health, they allow you to work through problems that your conscious mind has yet to even become aware of. Also, and this may be just the recluse in me talking, I believe dreams allow us to live out fantasies that we know can never become a reality for one reason or other. It's how we deal with having limitations forced upon us.

  13. montecristo profile image83
    montecristoposted 7 years ago

    I believe that God speaks thru dreams. Personally, in my life, I have had dreams that has shown me the future and has given me warnings. When I have a dream, I approach it in prayer and the Holy Spirit gives me the interpretation. It works for me! Praise God!


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