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The science of dreams; Most dreams are meaningless in nature

We sleep an average of eight hours. Sleep is a period of about two hours during which we dream. This period of sleep is called “dream”. For a period of twenty, twenty minutes three or four times this period comes in our state of sleep. We dream only during this period. It is as if we have this dream for twenty minutes after every hour and a half during sleep throughout the night and then go into a deep sleep for an hour and a half. This process continues till morning. If our eyes open while dreaming, then we remember those dreams, otherwise the dreams seen throughout the night are forgotten by morning.

Why do people dream?

Scientists have been searching for the answer to this question for a long time. Some people believe that when a person sleeps, his consciousness also sleeps and since the unconscious is awake at that time, the thoughts, feelings or desires in the unconscious that are strong, cannot be fulfilled in the conscious life. She lifts her head and starts looking at the screen of the mind from unconscious angles. Perhaps that is why most of the events that happen in a dream are incoherent and confusing. The subconscious also has a corner lens that blocks out too many scary or vulgar scenes. In dreams, such events are shown in signs, sometimes when dreams are freed from this censorship, an exciting situation is created.

History of Dream

Some people believe that dreams are forerunners of future events, but Freud believed that they are not related to the future, but arise from our past experiences, memories and events. The importance of dreams in the context of religious and philosophical ideas and beliefs has always been present in our society.

From 200 BC to 500 AD, diseases were treated with the effects of regular dreaming in Greece. According to an estimate, there were about two hundred such religious buildings in Greece, with some rooms built where people would go to sleep at night after worshiping, with the same expectation and hope that the dreams they had during sleep at night. In the light of its interpretation, the cure for their disease will be discovered or they will know how long they have to heal.

With this faith and belief, the Whigs wished to be cured through regular dreams, so that they would have dreams in the face of intense emotions. Those who have good thoughts have good dreams and those who have bad thoughts have bad dreams and in the same way people were freed from diseases spiritually on the basis of these hidden abilities of the mind.

Chinese Philosopher and Dream

Such dreams are also seen in China, but in 350 BC, the famous Chinese philosopher Chong Tarnu considered life to be a dream as well. Similarly, some people living in Africa believed that when a person falls asleep, the soul temporarily leaves the body and wanders around, then returns to the body in the morning. According to them, the events that take place during the wanderings of the soul out of the confinement of the body are actually dreams.

In the state of dreams, man has faced many unnatural battles because dreams are born from the lap of our unconscious. The unconscious is a vast ocean of knowledge experience. This is the reason why sometimes the prophets (peace be upon them) used to be informed about the upcoming situation that a famine would come after seven years and it would last for seven years. Sometimes dreams reveal many secrets of life. You may be surprised to hear that the German chemist Friedrich had been working on the structure of the molecule for many years but failed every time. One day he saw in a dream something crawling like a snake, and then the same snake-like thing put its tail in his mouth, then he felt as if the veil of death had suddenly been lifted, lightning flashed and he woke up. went.

Electric Waves and Dreams

Similarly, at one time it was believed that the messages going from the human brain to the muscles are transmitted through electrical waves, but in 1930, a German physiologist proved that this work is not done by electrical waves but by chemical means. Scientist says that I was sleeping at night that I had a dream, woke up after a while wrote some notes in my book and made a map and went back to sleep. The next day I couldn’t understand anything, but the next day I had the same dream again and I got the map of an experiment to prove my point in a new way. After that, Leogi proved his position and was awarded the 1936 Nobel Prize.

Many eminent artists have also combined pearls from the dream abode and spread the light of these pearls in our non-dream lives. Luhelm Blake also used to paint on canvas while in a dream state. India’s famous music master Naushad heard a tune in his dream one night and the next morning composed his own song “Awaaz De Kahan Hai” on it, which proved to be a hit. Does our day-to-day thinking affect our dreams? In answer to this question, it can be said that it is not only thought that affects, but the thought that includes worry and anxiety.


Its effects are definitely noticeable. It has been found that people who undergo surgery start having slightly different dreams a few days before the surgery and return to normal after a successful surgery. Because humans dream in REM sleep and this period of sleep is used to organize and coordinate our thoughts, ideas and thoughts. In this part, things to remember and intelligence etc. make their place in the brain because the rhythm on which the brain is working at that time is effective. This is the reason why the baby sleeps for a long time during his first two years when he first opens his eyes in the world. His sleep has more REM periods than NREM so he can learn more.

Types of Dream

In my opinion, there are four types of dreams, in which most of the dreams are meaningless, but the waves running in your subconscious carve and find their way through the boundaries of some conscious parts and continue to decorate our eyelids. go Which can also have meaningful events.

It can also be arranged to quench the thirst of our hidden desires and sometimes our life filled with fear and mysterious stories we see on the canvas of sleep. The second type is those dreams that are instructive. Such dreams are meaningful. Our consciousness gives a lot of importance to the things and if for some reason we are not paying attention to these things, then the consciousness advises us, warns us and guides us in the right way by coming to our unconscious through our dreams. . In these dreams we can get a message indicating that we should do a certain thing or avoid doing it.

Lucid Dream

There is also a type of dream called Lucid Dream. This branch of the dream itself is very long and debatable, but I would like to briefly explain that these are the dreams that we bring to our eyelids by our own will, that is, to dream as we want to see. As I have mentioned earlier, many yogis in India learn the skill of such dreams by working hard day and night. Today, science is busy trying to stimulate the mind while it is asleep in such a way that the movie starts playing exactly according to our intention. Think how interesting it would be to do things that we would be unable to do in real life.

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