I think it has become a habit for me to dream everyday... I'm able to see/meet new characters, whom i have never met in my lifetime... I was taking an internal survey with my friends of how many ppl dream everyday... surprisingly its only 2 out of 8 ppl dream everyday... it started to become more interesting and i asked a few questions myself...
a. Why do we (ppl) dream?
b. What is the reason & what does it mean?
c. Is it a mental stress?
I was just driving nuts having no answer with me, then i wanted to search the net to find out if there are any answers to my questions!
People have been trying to discover the truth about dreams for centuries, and the simplest answer is this: dreams are basically stories and pictures our brains create when we're asleep... most dreams happen during the times of night when we are most deeply asleep, and our eyes begin to move around quickly under our eyelids. This may sound creepy, but it's totally normal, and it's called Rapid Eye Movement, or REM. Dream researchers used to think that REM was the only time people dream, but now most experts agree that we can dream at just about any time of the night. Maybe REM dreams are just our most memorable and realistic dreams.
The experts disagree on just why we dream. Here are some of their theories:
Some say dreams don't really have a purpose; they're just one of those things that seem to happen for no reason.
Some say dreams are our brains "twitching." Because our brains are basically huge collections of information, pictures, and feelings, when they "twitch" in the night, all kinds of strange things come out and get thrown into dreams.
Some say dreams are a way to process all the events and emotions of the day, and are important to our mental and physical health.
Many dream experts agree that recurring dreams, dreams that you keep having over and over, probably have some sort of special meaning. Even if you consider most of your dreams to be strange stories that don't relate to your normal life, it could be that a dream that keeps reappearing is trying to tell you something. You might want to try remembering the details of a recurring dream and making sense of what it might be telling you.
Here's a list of some universal dreams. Count how many of these you've had in your dreamz: I am marking a Yes/No to the one's that i remember to have experienced! :-)
Chase or Attack: A criminal, monster or hungry animal is chasing you. No
Losing Something: You drop or misplace a valuable or important object and can't get it back. No
Finding Something: You find something unexpected, like a room in your house you never knew was there before. Yes
Celebrities: You meet someone famous. Yes
Failing: You can't remember any answers to an important test, or you suddenly can't play your instrument during a big recital. Oh yes.. i just couldn't forget this dream, once i had a dream of writing my final year exams and failing to remember the answers... :-(
Flying: You soar happily through the clouds looking down on the world. Yes (This is a quite common dream)
Falling: You fall off a cliff or into a huge hole. Yes (Common again)
Naked: You show up at school or in another public place without clothes. Yes (This is one of my nightmares.. I still remember going to school without my shirt.. ofcourse in my dreams though.... :-)
Lost: You're somewhere you've never been before and can't find your way back home. Yes
Late: You miss the bus or the school bell or you're late to some other important event. Yes
Stuck: You're in danger, but you can't move your legs to run, or you can't find the voice to yell. Yes