Thursday, August 7, 2008

Dreams dan kepentingannya terhadap pembangunan insan..

the other day dh ckp psl sleep. today wanna talk bout dreams plak. in one of my previous posts i described in details one of the most memorable dreams i ever had (go check the post if u havent read it yet n tell me waddya think). n my biras (or should i say ex-biras hihi) also got infected with this virus of mimpi2 yg aneh dan ngarut2 ni. even that particular someone pon stating 'dreams' as his status today (u pon dh tjangkit virus ni gak ke my dear? haha). well, dreams is fascinating (n most of the times ridiculous). it holds its own mystery deep within it and that make me itchin to know more bout it. so here goes the research that i made today.

Our dreams combine verbal, visual and emotional stimuli into a sometimes broken, nonsensical but often entertaining story line. We can sometimes even solve problems in our sleep. Or can we? Many experts disagree on exactly what the purpose of our dreams might be. Are they strictly random brain impulses, or are our brains actually working through issues from our daily life while we sleep -- as a sort of coping mechanism? Should we even bother to interpret our dreams? Many say yes, that we have a great deal to learn from our dreams.

What do our dreams mean?

Common Dream Themes and Their Interpretations

Being naked in public
Most of us have had the dream at some point that we're at school, work or some social event, and we suddenly realize we forgot to put on clothes! Experts say this means:

We're trying to hide something (and without clothes we have a hard time doing that).
We're not prepared for something, like a presentation or test (and now everyone is going to know -- we're exposed!).
If we're naked but no one notices, then the interpretation is that whatever we're afraid of is unfounded. If we don't care that we're naked, the interpretation is that we're comfortable with who we are.

You're falling, falling, falling... and then you wake up. This is a very common dream and is said to symbolize insecurities and anxiety. Something in your life is essentially out of control and there is nothing you can do to stop it. Another interpretation is that you have a sense of failure about something. Maybe you're not doing well in school or at work and are afraid you're going to be fired or expelled. Again, you feel that you can't control the situation.

Being chased
The ever-popular chase dream can be extremely frightening. What it usually symbolizes is that you're running away from your problems. What that problem is depends on who is chasing you. It may be a problem at work, or it may be something about yourself that you know is destructive. For example, you may be drinking too much, and your dream may be telling you that your drinking is becoming a real problem.

Taking an exam (or forgetting that you have one)
This is another very common dream. You suddenly realize you are supposed to be taking an exam at that very moment. You might be running through the hallways and can't find the classroom. This type of dream can have several variations that have similar meanings. (Maybe your pen won't write, so you can't finish writing your answers.) What experts say this may mean is that you're being scrutinized about something or feel you're being tested -- maybe you're facing a challenge you don't think you're up to. You don't feel prepared or able to hold up to the scrutiny. It may also mean there is something you've neglected that you know needs your attention.

Many flying dreams are the result of lucid dreaming. Not all flying dreams are, however. Typically, dreaming that you are flying means you are on top of things. You are in control of the things that matter to you. Or, maybe you've just gained a new perspective on things. It may also mean you are strong willed and feel like no one and nothing can defeat you. If you are having problems maintaining your flight, someone or something may be standing in the way of you having control. If you are afraid while flying, you may have challenges that you don't feel up to.

Running, but going nowhere
This theme can also be part of the chasing dream. You're trying to run, but either your legs won't move or you simply aren't going anywhere -- as if you were on a treadmill. According to some, this dream means you have too much on your plate. You're trying to do too many things at once and can't catch up or ever get ahead.

Your teeth falling out
Many people have dreams that they lose all of their teeth. In this dream, they may feel something strange in their mouth and then spit teeth into their hand, eventually losing all of their teeth. According to some, our teeth are related to our sense of power and our ability to communicate. Losing our teeth not only makes us embarrassed by our appearance, which hinders our communications, but it also lessens our power because we may not speak our minds. It's also associated with feelings about our appearance.

Recurring Dreams and Nightmares

Many people have the same or a similar dream many times, over either a short period of time or their lifetime. Recurring dreams usually mean there is something in your life you've not acknowledged that is causing stress of some sort. The dream repeats because you have not corrected the problem. Another theory is that people who experience recurring dreams have some sort of trauma in their past they are trying to deal with. In this case, the dreams tend to lessen with time.

Nightmares are dreams that are so distressing they usually wake us up, at least partially. Nightmares can occur at any age but are seen in children with the most frequency. Nightmares usually cause strong feelings of fear, sadness or anxiety. Their causes are varied. Some medications cause nightmares (or cause them if you discontinue the medication abruptly). Traumatic events also cause nightmares.

Treatment for recurring nightmares usually starts with interpreting what is going on in the dream and comparing that with what is happening in the person's life. Another method of treating nightmares is through lucid dreaming. Through lucid dreaming, the dreamer can confront his or her attacker and, in some cases, end the nightmares.

so there u go. some of the facts that i discovered today (while shamelessly using and violating my company's internet facility). its juz a bit of this n that but still it is interesting to know (at least to me la. donno bout u guys). so thats it for now. will be back to bore all ur brains out with more bow-ring n useless facts/rambling another day.

till then sweet dreams peeps!! ok mr barney lets go dream together-gether now. ahak!


. i . n . a . z . said...

aku selalu mimpi kena siapkan final year project. bila bangun rasa sangat lega sebab sebenarnya dah habis belajar. mebbe tu trauma paling teruk dalam hidup. tapi sekarang sebab ada mr husband kat sebelah, tade dah diganggu mimpi2 ngeri. i looiikkeee.

kesimpulan : kawen la cecepat. hahahhaha

Halie said...

cheh. tu fakta2 yg nk menjeleskn rakan taulan yg x smpai seru lg namanye tu. xpe2. haha.

ye la. tau la ko best ada bntal peluk xtra. xtra cuddly lg. aku je la yg still setia memeluk teddybear aku yg masyam tu. sob sob..