Why do we dream? All these dreams and imaginations just pop into our head for no reason. Dreams are images, thoughts, and emotions just going through our head while we sleep. I had a dream one night and decided to do a topic on “why do we dream?”.
The brain is like a big full of grey matter. Researchers have done research for about a couple of decades and still haven’t figured out why we dream and the function of sleep. They really don’t know why we exactly dream yet. The dream cycle occurs during the REM and most remembered. There are theories of why we dream.
There are several theories of why we dream. Dreams work with the sleep to help the brain sort through things while you were awake. During sleep, the brain goes through all of the information you saw or thought during the day so it can keep that information or forget all about it. Some of the dreams we have form memories. Some researchers say that the things we see during the day increase while we sleep. Another theory is that dreams affect our emotions as well. The things we think about during the day, we think more at night because our mind is set on that one thing. Emotions battle each other out of what we think and see in a day. There is another theory that says that dreams don’t really serve any type of function. The brain practically just remains a mystery.
Sigmund Freud is known for his theories for his mysterious and unconscious mind. He says our dreams our little secret outlets. He thought of many things. Freud made up three parts called the ID, the Ego, and the Super Ego. They helped out the brain. Sigmund says that dreams are a way to express feelings or emotions. We dream to protect our sleep.
Furthermore, dreams just come into your head and sometimes have no meaning to it. The theories aren’t really proven, that is just what the researchers say. Philosophers don’t know exactly why we dream either. But all in all, we dream the things we dream.
Why do you think we dream?
Do you think we dream about the things we see or think about during the day?
Do you think there is more theories of how we dream?