*Discussion: Dreams

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Discussion: Dreams
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Today's post is a little different to my recent posts is it's a mixture of nostalgia, psychology and a discussion on dreams. If you didn't know, I have a First Class BSc Hons degree in psychology from the University of Huddersfield; we didn't go into depth about dreams but I have always found it an interesting topic, both within academia and generally. This is a collaborative post.

Freud developed theories regarding dreams and the unconscious which while in university we did cover because Freud is such an influential and famous figure within psychology but I personally don't agree with most of his theories - how can you take someones theories seriously when they take cocaine for a large part of their life! However, dream interpretation has been such a discussed topic and as we know so little about the brain and how/why dreams are created or needed, there are so many theories and possible explanations.

I personally think that dreams are related to memories, things we've seen and done and thoughts but there are so many ideas out there. I don't dream as much as an adult as I did when I was a child and as a teenager. As a child the dreams I remember the most are the scary or weird ones, I had one reoccurring dream where a witch came into our house while everyone was sleeping and I tried *and succeeded* to get her our of the house with my toothbrush...as you do.

Also while I was a teenager in high school and into sixth form I had a reoccurring dream where I was chased through my high school at night by a Jack the ripper type person which was scary. I probably had those dreams because we had to learn about all of the gory details of the Jack the ripper murders in high school or maybe it means I am running away from my responsibilities or fears...

I don't dream as much now and when I do, I usually forget them so quickly and I also have a lot of trouble getting to sleep; it can take me hours to finally get to sleep - whereas my dad on the other hand can fall asleep standing up, I need to get him one of those reclining chairs, he'd love that! I think my inability to get to sleep properly is partly because of all of the technology around me. I constantly want to check my phone at night and I usually watch Youtube or scroll endlessly through social media platforms in bed which isn't a good habit to have.

The #DreamsExplained video is now live!

Do you have reoccurring dreams? Are you a night owl like me and use your phone constantly? 

8 comments

  1. I don't dream as often as I did when I was little. I don't recall if I had recurring dreams, but I definitely had recurring nightmares! Mine had to do with living in Tarzan's treehouse lol -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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  2. I am obsessed with dreams and have a dream dictionary, whenever I remember what I dreamt about, I love to look at the meaning x

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  3. It takes me forever to get to sleep recently, I always sleep better if I have someone to cuddle up to! But I always dream, I have the most bizarre but I love it!! Xx

    OliviaCheryl.com

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  4. Interesting post, I definitely don't dream as much as I used too and can hardly remember anything if i do.. the brain works in a very weird and mysterious way! :)

    * Electric Sunrise - Fashion and Lifestyle Blog *

    x

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  5. i dont dream often but when I do I usually remember :) and yes I have the bad habit of being on my phone right before bed, NOT good :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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  6. Lovely post! Dreams can be really nice (like meeting your favorite celeb) or really scary (like taking a math exam totally unprepared!!)....:D

    http://hungrycaramella.blogspot.it/

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  7. If I'm on my laptop in bed blogging than it will take me forever to shut down. If I'm just chilling out watching tv or relaxing with a book etc, than I will have no problems falling asleep. I also don't dream very often or at least I don't remember x

    Beauty with charm

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  8. I usually stop using technology about an hour or two before I go to sleep as it can create the oddest dreams.
    Although I do know my anxiety tends to fuel my dreams, and I hate it.
    Angie | Chocolate & Lipstick | Beauty, Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

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