Halloween is now over which means you got a lot of candies now but it’s no longer time for costumes and horror movies. However, you might have been so deeply traumatised by these horror movies you saw during that period that nightmares continue to haunt you at night. On the other hand, you might be one of those people who as soon Halloween was over started to count the days until Christmas and have been dreaming about it every night since. But what about those dreams or those nightmares? Where do they come from? Why do we dream and how is it possible for us to do such a thing?
These questions seem easy to answer but they require a deep and complex analysis to respond properly. The phenomenon of dreaming does not reach consensus among the scientific community because it still remains a mystery. All agree to say that dreams are multiple images that we visualise when we are sleeping. Every human being dreams at night and this action takes part during the REM (Rapid Eye Motion) phase of sleep. For those of you who don’t know much about the REM, it is one of the most active period for our brain while we are sleeping which leads us to dream.
Some people give us the impression that they dream more often than others. Don’t worry, they don’t have more dreams or better ones but it is the awakening that explains this situation. If you wake up during the REM phase, you will more easily remember your dream and what it was about than if you are awakened by external sources that pull you from your sleep.
So far, there are many hypotheses that are trying to explain why we are dreaming. For some, dreams are just a random sequence of images without any meanings or links with each other. For others, under Freud’s influence, dreams have a much deeper meaning and represent the images of the mind and the subconscious of the sleeper. Recently, scientists brought a new approach that combines both visions. It suggests that at night the emotion part of the brain is very active and deals with a lot of complex emotions that would provoke the triggering of dreams.
Bad dreams or nightmares? The distinction between both words might be tricky. In both cases, it is a series of negatives images that leaves us with a bad feeling after we’ve experienced it. The difference between them is that nightmares, unlike the bad dreams, will wake you up at night and will disturb you sleep cycle.
Dreams or nightmares, you have to know that all the images you perceived while sleeping still remain a mystery for science. With the Polysleep mattress, you can sleep with peace of mind knowing it has a 10-year warranty. This way, your mattress will never be the source of your nightmares while sleeping. You can then dream through for all the upcoming nights.