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The standard definition of a dream according to most dictionaries is a succession of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur involuntarily in the mind at specific stages of a sleep. The specific purpose and content of these dreams have been under much dispute over the years by people who believe dreams have different purposes.
Dreams are something that all mammals have in common. At some point in your sleep you will enter REM (rapid eye movement) and your mind will start to create a world of its own. Dreams can be as short as a few seconds or they can last 20 minutes. If you are awakened during the REM portion of your sleep you are most likely to remember your dream in the morning.
Many people consider dreams to be a deep link to your unconscious mind. They can vary from a standard situation to a bizarre and surreal experience. Dreams can offer various experiences that can make someone feel a mix of emotions such as magical, excitement, adventure, sexual and sadness. Most dreams are considered to be outside of the dreamer’s control. However, lucid dreaming is when the dreamer is self-aware that they are inside of a dream.
To some people dreams are a normal function of the body that doesn’t have any meaning or purpose. However, there are many who believe there dreams have a deeper meaning than just a daily function. A dream could be your subconscious trying to tell you something or an outside force trying to explain a past event that has happened to you. DreamStop.com operates on the assumption that your dreams have meaning.
There are many different theories on dreams with a thousand different interpretations to various dreams. People who are interested in trying to interpret their dreams should understand that there is no absolute truth in interpretations. Take the standard dream of being at a party or dinner table and realizing that you have no clothes on; this dream could be interpreted to mean a thousand different things. The key to interpreting a dream is to find an interpretation that best fits your dream. The interpretations offered at DreamStop.com are in no way absolute to the meaning of your dream. You can use a number of different resources to help you find out what your dreams mean.