Essay on What Do Dreams Mean?

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Dreams are the one place in life where anyone can escape. Why not learn what dreams mean? As stated in the book Beginner’s Guide to Dream Analysis by Sigmund Freud, dream analysis is the process of assigning meanings to dreams. Pamela Ball stated in her book 10,000 Dreams Interpreted, that dreams are said to be the mind's way of making sense of the various issues it deals with at any given time--be it work, family, health, or relationships. Dreams help sort out all the information and events that are inputted during waking hours, creating a way for a person, free of conscious limitations, to understand what is really going on, to solve problems, to gain clarity and insight into a situation, issue, or other human being. The …show more content…
Another fact about sleeping position is that the best way to remember a dream is to stay in the same position. (“6 Things That Influence Your Dreams”).
A few studies have tried to link people’s personality when they are awake with their dreams, but the results were not as extensive as thought to be, considering so much of ourselves appears in dreams. Type A personalities (driven people who experience almost constant inner pressure) have more disturbing dreams than type B personalities (calmer, relaxed individuals). People who report dreams in the "twilight" portion of sleep (as they are falling asleep) tend to be less anxious, more poised, self-accepting, and less conforming than people who do not remember such dreams. Those who do not recall "twilight" dreams have a tendency of being more authoritarian in waking life and also behave in a typically authoritarian way in their dreams. They conform to the group and condemn those who do not. Sensitizers, people who are aware of their anxiety and tend to feel it more strongly, usually dream more often of future events and of the past than people who repress their feelings when awake. Creative people place their dreams in unusual, varied settings unlike the frequent home dreams of less creative people. They usually have dreams of loss, children and obstacles in nature. The frequency

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