First off, everyone dreams 4-6 times a night despite if you remember it or not. Dreams are created from our imagination that can be put into story / image form. Dreams can cause many emotions from becoming happy to sad or just flat out confused. But what do dreams really mean and what is the purpose of them? Can dreams help you predict the future? Do dreams have bigger meanings that affect your life?
Some experts say that dreams have no correlation with our real emotions but are just strange stories that have been put together with our imagination while asleep. Other experts may say that our dreams bring out our real fears and desires and that we should act upon them. Either way while we sleep our brain’s imagination is unleashed and this has lead to many people coming up with their best and most creative ideas. Many believe that you should follow your dreams because it is your subconscious talking to you.
Nightmares are often caused by; stress, fear, emotional problems, illness, and or drug use. An article on Webmd.com talks on how if you have a continuous nightmare you should listen to your subconscious because it might be trying to inform you of something important or of something that you need to do. Either way nobody really has the answer on what the meaning is behind dreams and nightmares.
I have had many dreams where I have woken up confused out of my mind on what the higher meaning of the dream meant or if it meant anything at all. While researching information on dreams I found a link to an article called “14 Common Dreams and Symbols and Why They’re Important”. I can say I have definitely experienced a few of those myself.