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 Dream Stop and has been working in the field of dreams for the past decade. 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. These interpretations are for entertainment purposes only. Stephen's interpretations should be considered an opinion, not professional advice.


  1. I keep having nightmares and it’s been hard for me to sleep or I will wake up a lot at night. I have a hard time remembering my dreams, but can sometimes remember bits and pieces. One dream I remember being bit by my husbands dog. Another dream, my husband was angry at me for whatever reason. Tonight, I dreamed Zombies were attacking me (& no I watched the Walking Dead on Sun). What is the best way to figure out if there is a pattern or if my subconscious is trying to tell me something or what would you do?

  2. Just had a dream where me
    And an ex grofriend where walking next to the hotel
    Pool of a resort we went to to. We were walking in the rain she starting walking slowly the ran up
    Behind me and picked me
    Up by my
    Short. We flew
    About about twenty down towards the water than glided across
    The water for another
    100 feet. She
    Threw me into the water and as o was about
    To lay on the bottom the color turned a pinkish shade of color and I woke up
    Sitting in my house on my grandpas 1080s/1990s pink laz y boy rocking chair. Craziest dream ever

  3. So lately I’ve been having these dreams that ive got a kid, and this time my geandparents and i got baxk from a trip and our front door was unlocked, we could hear someone in the house so we ran into my grandmas room and tried to call 911 but something was wrong with our phones and we couldn’t, then he started like calling my phone and i realized it was my dad and he was pissed, he started taunting usand then my grandma was like oh its nothing and she kicked us all out of her room, so we were in the living room and i kept hearing noises in other parts of my house, but i had my baby in my arms, i wasn’t guna go back there and then he called me again and this time i answer and he was like you guys shouldn’t have done this or this and this blah blah blah and then he was like you’re going to pay and then the power in our house went out and i woke up.

    My father has never been a part of my life until recently, but he still isn’t really involved..

    • Angel this dream sounds like since you don’t know your dad your afraid of what power he may have over you and/or others the baby is because you wanted to be helpful but instead you sat there because you were afraid that this would turn to a death dream

  4. 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?

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

    • I had a dream I was a mermaid with a green tail at mako island so weird then I woke up took a shower and it came true

  7. 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??

  8. 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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