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