In the third millennium BC, the kings of Mesopotamia wrote and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. Thousands of years later, the ancient Egyptians wrote a dream book that listed over a hundred common dreams and their meanings. Over the years, we have explored what dreams are all about. So, after scientific research, technological advances, and patience, the answer is still not clear, but we do have some interesting theories. We dream to fulfill our desires. At the beginning of the 20th century, Sigmund Freud suggested that although all our dreams, including dreams, are a collection of images from our everyday conscious life, they are also symbols, related to the fulfillment of our criminal desires. Freud said that everything we remember when we wake up from a dream is a representation of past thoughts, drives, and desires that we were not aware of. Freud believed that by analyzing these parts of memory, unconscious information can be revealed to our conscious mind, and that psychological problems caused by abuse can be resolved and addressed.
We sleep to remember. To improve the performance of certain mental functions, sleep is good, but it is better to dream while sleeping. In 2010, researchers found that subjects were better able to navigate a complex 3D map if they fell asleep and dreamed about the maze before the second test. In fact, they performed ten times better than those who only thought about the maze while awake between trials and those who slept but did not dream about the maze. Researchers hypothesize that certain memory processes occur only when we sleep, and that our dreams are a sign that these processes are taking place. We dream of oblivion. There are about 10,000 trillion neural connections in your brain structure. It is created by everything you think and do. A 1983 neurobiological theory of dreaming (called reversal learning) suggests that while you sleep, especially during REM sleep cycles, your neocortex evaluates these neural connections and discards those that don't. required. If the non-learning process does not come from your dreams, your brain may be cluttered with irrelevant connections, and parasitic thoughts may interfere with the important ideas you need to deal with when you wake up.
We dream to keep our brains working. Persistent activation theory says that your dreams are the result of your brain's need to constantly consolidate and form long-term memories in order to function. So, when external input drops below a certain level, such as when you sleep, your brain automatically wakes up to release data from its memory stores in the form of thoughts and feelings. you are dreaming. In other words, maybe your dreams are just your brain switching randomly so that it doesn't turn off completely. We dream about practice. Dreams about dangerous and threatening situations are common, and the primary instinct training program believes that the content of the dream is important to its purpose. Whether it's an anxious night in the forest being chased by a bear or ninjas fighting in a dark alley, these dreams will allow you to train your fight or flight and keep sharp and true if you want to fight. In real life. But it's not always a bad thing. For example, dreaming of a beautiful partner can train your family needs. We dream of healing.
The level of neurotransmitters in the brain decreases during REM sleep, even when dreaming about painful experiences, leading some researchers to think that one purpose of dreaming is to recover from painful experiences. , and thus psychological healing is possible. By replaying disturbing events in dreams in emotionally charged situations you will gain a clearer perspective and improve your ability to deal with these events in a mental health way. People with post-traumatic stress disorder often have trouble sleeping, so some scientists believe that a lack of sleep is the cause of their symptoms. death. We dream about solving problems. Unbound by the laws of reality and conventional logic, in dreams, your brain can create infinite scenarios to help you understand problems and develop solutions you might not otherwise have. thought while you were awake. John Steinbeck called it the "sleep committee," and research has proven that dreams are effective in solving problems. This is how the famous chemist August Kekulé discovered the structure of the benzene molecule, so sometimes the best way to solve a problem is to sleep. These are just some of the popular theories. As technology improves our understanding of the brain, we may one day find a clear reason. But until that day comes, we can only dream.