Why do people have nightmares? What is the real thing they call a nightmare? How does sleepwalking occur?
Or you may have many more questions about dreams such as what happens in the REM phase of sleep. If you are wondering what dreams mean, you should not skip reading this article!
The stage of sleep when you start dreaming and your eye movements are the fastest is REM. During this phase, your muscles relax and you experience a state of paralysis. You ask why? Because during your adventurous dream, hand and arm movement takes place. Thus, muscle paralysis eliminates the possibility of harming your environment. But sometimes this system does not work. For example, sleepwalkers do not experience muscle paralysis during REM sleep due to a neurological disorder. Sometimes, “nightmares” occur due to sudden awakening, even if muscle paralysis occurs. Because the mind, which has not yet come to its senses, sees black shadows and the body cannot move, it experiences despair. But after a short time, everything normalizes in the brain and the muscle paralysis disappears.
But did you know that while you are dreaming, the unconscious remains open? For example, the sound of music coming from the next room immediately becomes a part of your dream. Regardless of the plot, the sound coming from outside adapts to your dream and is shaped accordingly. Many scientists express this situation by how miraculous the human being is.
Dreams reveal how you feel through symbols. For example, driving a car in a dream may indicate your effort to overcome some of your affairs. Thus, your unconscious prepares a defense through symbols and presents it to you in the form of a dream. But sometimes your dreams turn into nightmares if they don’t defend well. In other words, the appearance of an emotion or impulse conflict experienced by the unconscious more clearly with weak symbols causes nightmares. What is also important when analyzing dreams is the emotion in that dream. Feelings such as fear, anxiety, sadness or joy take on symbols and appear in dreams.
Do you remember your predominant feeling in your dreams lately?