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Dreams are known to be reflections of personal events. If they are a mixed up patchwork of memory fragments influenced by brain functions, how do they impact you? 

At some point in your childhood, your dreams are essential parts of your life. Though influenced subconsciously, dreams incorporate human consciousness.

Books like Insomnia by Jack Hawn tell the story of a man living in a world of his dreams. Each comes from the memories of the protagonist’s life, which have blurred his perception of reality. He explores memories of his two wives, childhood memories, and other crazy visions that dominated his thoughts every night. 

Other than a result of accumulating memories, dreaming mostly shows indications of critical aspects waiting to be discovered: your current mental state, thoughts of possibilities, and life changes. You might start to feel like everything is surreal despite the theory that they’re based on one’s reality. Even without science backing it up, dreams were used to interpret or foreshadow the future.

Why do dreams feel so real?

Your brain is also sleeping because you’re asleep and feel like your body has shut down. Dreams often run laps in everybody’s minds when asleep, causing several bodily reactions. Brain activity is evident when dreaming since it affects sensory processing, memory, and emotional capacity. All brain functions in logic and reasoning are thrown out the window.

Your health usually manifests when you’re awake, but in the case of dreaming, they might indicate something else, like your health spiraling out of control. The brain could send messages you should be aware of, especially when you experience nightmares. Traumatic events, stress levels, and mental health issues are major contributing factors that cloud your perception.

How does it predict the future?

In the past, rulers and people from the upper class searched for wise men across the land to enlighten them about their dreams. Most often, they are the ones having those sets of dreams which ultimately affect everything and everyone around them. They relay a depiction of the grand scheme of things that need to be simplified.

However, there’s little evidence that dreams effectively predict the future. However, other studies suggest that dreams guide people into making decisions and how they will act the next day.

The overall discourse surrounding dreams

Some people need to be on the same page regarding dreams. Experts disagree with dreams being a reflection of human subconsciousness. Dreaming, for them, is a form of coping mechanism to curb emotional and mental distress. The mind pictures different scenarios far from reality the person lives in to heal from the stressors they dealt with.

Countless theories have been laid out for discussion, but in the end, there needs to be concrete evidence of dreams’ connections with other aspects of human life. We may experience visions of our lives colliding all at once, but they can mean many things only personal to the one dreaming. And if dreams require you to understand yourself further, it won’t hurt to have unique interpretations of what it means.

Our minds are a whole world that no one can explore but us. Every time science uncovers its wonder, we become amazed at how the brain works. They can shape our lives based on our thoughts and feelings about what we dream about at night. Not only do we see visions in our sleep, but we also remember that daydreaming should be considered. Regardless, they are yours to experience and understand, and you must take good care of yourself in ways that will positively influence your goals as you sleep.