Dreams Have Meaning


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.




About Author

Stephen is a self confessed dream junkie that loves all things dream related. He is a writer for DreamSTOP.com and has a B.A. in psychology and a minor in sociology. He believes that the YOU are the only person who can truly understand the meaning of your dreams. You have to look inside your inner thoughts to find the hidden truths in your dream. In Stephen's free time he loves sweating out his stress in Hot Yoga and enjoys cooking recipes he finds on Youtube.


  1. Hey i am currently together with someone and recently i had a dream about me and him saying we loved eachother but we’ve never said that before. What does this mean?

  2. hey there I keep dreaming of my friend almost every night. Sometimes they’re only in the background and others they are a key figure.
    What does this mean??
    We’re not like in a relationship or anything and don’t want to be either.

  3. I had a dream where I was a mermaid, a fairy, and I could control water, all of that fantasy type things. Please tell me what these mean.

  4. I had a dream that I got separated from my husband…. And while being separated I was trying to set him up with his ex girlfriend… But we were all in high school in the dream… What does this mean??

  5. alison lamnea on

    I dreamt of holding my boyfriend close and he was holding me i was stroking his head he has no hair then realized this head i was stroking had hair i jumped up and as i did i woke up suddenly to the realization i was stroking my husbands head,,i was mortified,what does this mean please

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