Do You Enjoy - Or Appreciate - Your Dreams?

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  1. Ken Anderson

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    Now it's easy enough to say that yes, I enjoy the good dreams but not the bad ones. Perhaps, most people can say that. Maybe not, as I've spoken to at least one person who would prefer not to dream or to remember her dreams.

    I pretty much like all of the dreams. Some of them are scary, confusing or sad, but I feel like it's a bonus when I can remember having dreamed. I'll word it that way because some people insist that everyone dreams every night, but that some people don't remember their dreams, or even having dreamed.

    But when I wake up and don't remember having dreamed at all, I feel like I've wasted whatever time I was asleep. It would be sort of like sitting in front of a television set without turning it on. Now that I no longer have to get up at any particular time, I often stay in bed simply because I am binge-dreaming, where I begin dreaming the moment I fall back asleep, and am aware of it. There are times that I can simply close my eyes and be in a visual dream. I like that.
     
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    I have a few dreams every night, I don't think I've had a night where I didn't dream.

    I do forget most of my dreams quickly unless they made a big impact on me for some reason...but as the day wears on Ive usually forgotten it.

    My dreams are weird but interesting...in fact last night I dreamt about something that when I woke up made me wonder where that came from, of course now I have no idea what it even was.

    Why are dreams so easily forgotten or difficult to remember?
     
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    Scientific American has an answer to that.

    For the rest of the answer, read the Scientific American article.
     
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    Used to remember them, not now
    I don't mind that though
     
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    I rarely remember my dreams. The few times I have, they've either been really stupid or scary!
     
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    I love my dreams when they are like reading a good book or watching a great movie and even though I can't remember all of them when I wake up...I still wake up feeling good emotions and excitement from them.

    When I dream about fussing or fighting in my dreams...especially if family members are involved in some of those dreams...then I wake up feeling drained and stressed.

    All my dreams about pregnancy and babies usually comes true for the family members I am dreaming is pregnant and has a baby...even my own pregnancy dreams happened just as I dreamed them. So I love having these kinds of dreams.

    I have other dreams that are like visions of what is going to happen in my life or in the lives of those I love and these dreams often turn to a reality too.

    Although I hardly ever remember all of my dreams when I wake up, I can recall many of the important parts.

    For the most part I really enjoy dreaming except when I wake up exhausted or stressed from one I have had. For it seems that just like when I'm reading a good book and find myself "living" right along with those other characters in the book...I also slip right into my dreams and live right along with them too. :)

    I don't have many nightmares...and I am really thankful for that.
     
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    @Jackie Stewart - the ones I recall ('cos I've just woken up) are just like that ! :p
     
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    I have a few stupid and crazy ones. Sometimes though I'll have one that kind of makes sense but never 100%.
     
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    Usually our dreams are snippets of what we've seen or heard
    I'll probably dream of 'that' neighbour tonight :eek: and hope I don't remember it :p

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    Haha! Yes, snippets for sure. They are interesting though.and sometimes when I wake up after a dream I try to go back into it...works sometimes ....obviously it's the pleasant dreams I want to re-enter.

    Now I hope I don't dream about your meighbor tonight :)
     
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    Just in case you need to picture her ...............

    upload_2018-2-10_18-56-45.jpeg :p

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    I have dreams that wake me up and then can't remember them.

    But I had one this morning after I had woken up go to the little boys room

    Fell asleep again and dreamt of touching a girls arse... woke up in a sweat

    12 hours later can still remember the dress she had on and her reaction.

    Think its down to all the news about women being assaulted.

    Wonder if that makes it stick in your mind.
     
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    My dreams are almost all of a nature as to be confusing, walking in a city, for example, where I've been before many times, and unable to find the streets or landmarks I clearly recall during the dream.

    Sometimes they border on violent, there may be a stranger in my house bent on harming us, I desperately am trying to grab my gun, something gets in the way. We are never harmed, and I have never harmed another in a dream.

    I have dreamed of horrible events, decapitations, massive car collisions, but those are rare.

    My wife says my "trobled mind" indicates I'm nuts.
    Frank
     
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    That line made me laugh Frank, but its no surprise really with all we hear and see on the news
     
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    Good dreams...do not always mean good things...just like bad dreams, even nightmares do not always mean bad things.
     
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    True...they are just dreams...

    I seldom have bad ones though....mine are just weird.
     
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    The OP presents an interesting question. As a controlled dreamer, I appreciate my dreams when everything goes according to plan and I do not lose control.
    So far as how much I enjoy them might fall into the philosophical realm of Stoicism in that I can control what happens but I can't change the fact that I am going to dream even if I do not wish to do so.
     
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    I don't enjoy my dreams or that has never entered my mind. I don't often remember dreams but I do remember the last dream I had. I was in the city of my birth but hardly recognized anything. I encountered two men on a bridge I had occasionally crossed in real life. One of the men was a brother in law dead several years. I asked about someone else who might possibly help me get a job with a certain company. The brother in law told me he's been dead some time and I answered that's okay, I need to talk to him, thinking maybe he might use his influence to assist me. I went on my way and kept looking, finally gave up looking, only to get a call from my wife saying this company had called wanting to know when could I go to work for them. Crazy huh? i usually dream of being lost and can't find my way home or I'm without a job and seeking employment.
     
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    It's interesting, to me at least, that people who I know might show up at various ages, without regard for others who are in the same dream. I might find a cousin in my dream as he was at ten, yet someone else much older than he would have been when my cousin was ten. It's like the chronology of time has no place in my dreams. I have also noticed that other people are in my dreams who are not at all familiar to me.
     
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    The strangest dream I had happened over a 3 night period. The first night I dreamed my ex (my husband at the time) died. The second night I dreamed we were making all the funeral arrangements, and the third night I dreamed we buried him.

    He's still very much alive but our marriage has been dead and buried for a very long time now.
     
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    Yep, true for my dreams also.
     
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    In a dream state, the brain really doesn't have any concept of time nor age of a person. For example, a dream concerning 2 siblings of nearly the same age in reality, might appear in a dream with one of them at their present age whilst the other might be much younger. The person makes more difference than their ages.
    So far as familiarity, too bad you are not an artist. If you could draw the people in your dreams that you do not know, there is a possibility that one of your natural (genetic) relatives do.
    DNA entanglement is a fantastic study and very revealing and even the idea of Instinct is now being redefined because of it.
     
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    I don’t think that I appreciate my dreams, an the true sense of the word; but I do enjoy them sometimes. I seldom have nightmares; but sometimes I have stressful ones, and I definitely would not sleep longer just to binge-dream, as @Ken Anderson calls it.
    Some dreams I know the people and I am myself in the dream; but other dreams, even though I seem to know the person in my dream-state; I have no idea who they are in actuality, and I think that maybe I am someone other than myself in those dreams.
    I think that what does interest me the most about my dreams is the interaction between my subconscious/dreaming brain, and my conscious/thinking brain.
    When I am in a deep sleep, I am not aware of dreaming at all; but as I come into a lighter sleep, then my conscious mind “observes” the dream, but does not interfere with it, even when it does not make sense.

    As I wake up a little more, then my mind starts interacting with my dream-mind.
    The other night, I was dreaming something, and in my dream, I needed a name for someone in the dream, so I named them “Father Abraham”. (Pretty sure I was singing the little song, too). Instantly, my conscious mind broke into my dream and said (in a shocked voice) “What ......couldn’t you come up with a better name than THAT ?”
    I was still chuckling about it later when I told Bobby about the dream.
     
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