No.7 7 perspectives Why do we dream

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Hello, everyone.
I’m Chani!!! Sleeping is becoming my hobby these days. I spend a long time at home because of taking a leave of absence from college and refraining from going out due to the coronavirus. Thanks to that, I can study and blog as much as I want, but I’d like to travel abroad now (‘_’) How are you doing? I’d appreciate it if you could leave a comment. m(__)m

Here is today’s theme. I chose the perfect one for our current !!
It’s about the “dream” when we sleep. The effects of the corona-virus have definitely made most of us sleep longer and dream a lot. Have you ever thought about dreams like this? “Why do we dream when we sleep?” There is a video that can answer the question, so I’m going to explain it!

If you check this article, you can see why we dream while sleeping! Also, there are videos where you can compare differences in interpretation of dreams by age, so you can learn knowledge of “dream” and its funny perspective!!(^^)/

Then, we are going to learn English from who give us presentation titled Why do we dream by Amy Adkins



At the same time that we, modern people, wondered why we dream when we sleep, seemed to have tried to solve it in the past. In 3000 B.C., kings of Mesopotamia recorded the content and interpretation of dreams in wax boards. A thousand years later, the ancient Egyptians wrote more than 100 dreams that people often dream and meanings. Since then, the quest to know the reason for dreaming has continued to the present day when science has developed. With the development of science research and technology, there was no clear answer to “dream,” but there were a few views on why we “dream.”


7 perspectives Why do we dream

To fulfill wishes

In the early 1900s, Sigmund Freud argued that every dream have a symbolic meaning of potential hope in unconscious. Unconscious mind is the so-called “brain of the mind” that contains our primitive thoughts, wishes, impulses, memories, etc. Freud believed that the dreams we had would come to light when our dreams and impulses, which were normally suppressed by consciousness, become unconscious, and that dream interpretation would reveal and solve a mental problem.


To remember

The researchers hypothesized that the ‘dream’ that occurs during sleep is a sign that the process is taking place because of the settling of memory. The experiments supporting the theory are as follows.

In 2010, researchers found that subjects were much better at passing through a complex three-dimensional maze when they slept a little before the second trial and dreamed of a maze. In fact, those who did not dream of a maze, but slept a little bit got up to 10 times better results than those who woke up and thought of a maze during the exam.


To forget

There’s a neural connection in the brain structure, and it increases every time you think or act. According to a neurobiological theory called reverse learning, which was submitted in 1983, neocortex during REM sleep mainly re-examines these neural connections to eliminate unnecessary connections. Without this process of oblivion caused by dreaming, the brain is overburdened by useless connections, and the thoughts when you are active are interrupted by minor distractions.


To keep brains working

The continual activation theory proposes that your dreams result from your brain’s need to constantly consolidate and create long-term memories in order to function properly. So when external input falls below a certain level, like when you’re asleep, your brain automatically triggers the generation of data from its memory storages, which appear to you in the form of the thoughts and feelings you experience in your dreams.


To rehearsal

According to the primitive instinct rehearsal theory , the content of a dream contains an important purpose. For example, by dreaming of a situation exposed to danger or threat, it can become a rehearsal for the instinct of struggle and escape, and take actions that can be relied on when necessary in the real world.


To heal

Some researchers have theorized that one of the goals of a dream is spiritual healing that relieves a painful experience. Reproducing disastrous events in dreams with less mental stress provides a clear outlook to enhance the ability to cope with situations in a mentally healthy way. People with certain types of mood disorders and post-traumatic stress disorder have sleep disorders, so some scientists to believe that lack of dreaming may be a contributing factor to their illnesses.


To solve problems

In dreams, you can create unrestricted scenarios that help you understand problems because you are not caught in the framework of reality or conventional thinking, and find solutions that you can’t think of when you’re awake. John Steinbeck called it the committee of sleep, and researchers showed that sleep is an efficient way to solve problems.



7 perspectives Why do we dream

When urge or desires in consciousness is unconscious during sleep, one dreams to satisfy the urge or desire.


When you remember what happened or memorized a day in your brain, you dream as a sign that the process is taking place.


You dream in the process of forgetting unnecessary memories so that you can think collectly when you are awake without putting too much load on your brain.


In order to keep brain normal, if the stimulation from outside is below a certain level, the brain automatically calls up memories and dream in the process of integrating and forming long-term memories.


In preparation for possible events in the reality and dream to act when they actually happen.


By experiencing a disastrous event in a dream with less mental stress, we dream to give a clear outlook, enhance our ability to cope with the situation in a mentally ,ease and heal our disastrous experience.


When you wake up, you dream to find a solution that you can’t think of when you are awake.



In the last

The study of “dream” seems to be limited to science at this stage. There are a lot of mystery about dream. For example, foresight is not yet clear in science. Dream spot is also quite interesting. Personally, I think “dream” is an indicator of the organization or settlement of past memories and the current state of mind. Not only that, I think it’s also possible to understand the person’s growth environment and ideology by interpreting what they see in their dreams.

Because of the coronavirus, I think you’re getting more sleep time, but instead of spending your time sleeping, spend your time doing something new.

Then, stay healthy today also without losing to Corona. ‘-‘)No.

Then bye bye (@^^)/~~~




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