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Asked by Kendrell, Last updated: Nov 08, 2019

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k.Evieec

K.Evieec

Answered on Oct 31, 2017

There is no specific reason or explanation of why people dream. It is still one of the many things that amaze people since time immemorial. Although there are no explanations why we dream, some people still like to speculate why we dream about the images and stories that our mind creates while we are sleeping. Some dreams are vivid, while others vague that we can’t even remember it the moment we wake up.

There is no specific reason or explanation of why people dream. It is still one of the many things

Some studies suggest that the reason why we dream is that of the following reasons: Anxiety, depression, and increased tension in the brain activity. Nobody will know for sure why exactly we dream, but we can all agree that dreams are quite entertaining when we think about it.

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d.Anthonyda

D.Anthonyda

Answered on Feb 08, 2018

Sleep is required in order to rejuvenate the body. During our time of sleep, many people have dreams. However, there is no definite answer to the question about why people dream during their sleeping periods. Studies have been conducted to determine when people dream. The main theories for why people dream includes a theory known as memory consolidation.

Sleep is required in order to rejuvenate the body. During our time of sleep, many people have
This is the process of turning the short term memory items into the long term. When this is happening in someone’s mind, they may be experiencing dreams. Another theory includes emotional regulation. When people get emotional or stressed, they may relieve this stress through dream. Finally, the final theory includes threat simulation. When the mind is stimulated through its behavior, dreams may occur at night.

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S. Nicole

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Answered on Sep 24, 2019

There are still not enough reasons that people may be able to give as to why we dream. There are some people who say that we dream because we need to remember the things that have occurred. This will allow you to store important memories that we will remember for a long time.

There are still not enough reasons that people may be able to give as to why we dream. There are
There are instances when we dream about the things that we have experienced throughout the day, but they would seem altered or exaggerated. Sometimes, dreams are meant to make people sort out the complicated thoughts and feelings that they may be going through. Some recommend that people will keep a dream journal so that they will not forget the dreams that they have had.

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ferdinand onundu

Ferdinand onundu

Answered on Aug 24, 2019

I think this is a serious thought or sensation that occur when one has a nap and dreams what she/he has done recently in a way that is fantasies.

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Lauren

Lauren

Answered on Jun 02, 2019

I think it's because when we dream we mostly dream about the day you had but in a crazy fun/funny way.

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Mike John

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Answered on Jun 19, 2018

Scientists do not yet have an answer for why we dream. In fact, scientists can’t even agree yet on whether they think dreaming has a purpose or if it’s just a result of other biological processes that happen during sleep. One theory about why we dream is that dreams help convert memory storage from short-term to long-term.

Scientists do not yet have an answer for why we dream. In fact, scientists can’t even agree
Others suggest the brain is just reacting to biological changes and electrical impulses, it is trying to prepare itself to face insecurities and vulnerabilities, or it is reflecting on waking life experiences to help us achieve emotional and psychological balance. Lastly, my favorite theory, dreaming is a form of consciousness that unites past and present to prepare us for the future. Just seems kind of far out to me.

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Tara Pele

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Answered on Sep 26, 2019

The truth is there is no perfect answer for this. Even researchers have not been able to get concrete answers about why we dream. It is amazing how things that occurred during the day are being replayed when we sleep. Most of the time, we only remember a little part of things that occurred in our dreams. Many scientists opined that dreams are just products of things that happened during the day. When you sleep, your brain doesn't sleep, and your subconscious mind begins to work.

The truth is there is no perfect answer for this. Even researchers have not been able to get
At this period, the brain is recording major events that occurred during the day and discards things that did not stick to the mind during the day. That's why you are able to remember some things that happened yesterday, while you find it difficult to remember some. Also, dreams can be regarded as the product of things that are locked up in our memories. That is why you can still dream about someone who died 20 years ago.

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C. Wasek

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Answered on Sep 24, 2019

There are still not enough reasons that people may be able to give as to why we dream. There are some people who say that we dream because we need to remember the things that have occurred. This will allow you to store important memories that we will remember for a long time.

There are still not enough reasons that people may be able to give as to why we dream. There are
There are instances when we dream about the things that we have experienced throughout the day, but they would seem altered or exaggerated. Sometimes, dreams are meant to make people sort out the complicated thoughts and feelings that they may be going through. Some recommend that people will keep a dream journal so that they will not forget the dreams that they have had.

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W. Wright

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W. WrightBiology student, Biology student, Astoria
Biology student, Biology student, Astoria

Answered on Sep 20, 2019

This question is common in the minds of many people. The dream is part of our sleep. Sleep is necessary for our body to rejuvenate. However, there is no particular answer to why we dream. Scientists make us understand that dream is part of the REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage of our sleep cycle. It is believed that the brainstem controls REM sleep, and our forebrain generates dream.

This question is common in the minds of many people. The dream is part of our sleep. Sleep is
This is why people with forebrain damage do not dream though they go into REM sleep. Studies also suggest that our dreams are made from our thoughts, imaginations, memories, and wishes. Debates and studies are still ongoing to reveal more on why we dream. Hope this answer might clear your confusion to some extent.

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