As you know, human sleep is a physiological process. Thanks to sleep, our brain is able to process all the information that has accumulated during the day. Thus, the body rests. The sleep period restores the immune system, strengthening the body’s defense against viruses and various diseases.
All people sleep about a third of their lives. And many dream every night. Our dreams can be influenced by the events of the past day, some facts from memory, stimuli from the outside.
The main features of sleep
Most of us only sleep once, at night. If you look from the side, then sleep is a boring and monotonous phenomenon. Every time a person goes to bed in the evening, closes his eyes and sleeps until morning. But at the same time, sleep remains a dynamic process. By studying brain activity at night, scientists have identified stages, phases and cycles of sleep.
Normal sleep time lasts from seven to eight hours. And in this period there are components — cycles. And in the cycles, phases and stages are already distinguished.
After falling asleep, a person enters a slow sleep. At the initial stage, we are easily awakened, then we gradually fall asleep soundly. After these stages are completed, REM sleep occurs. The activity of the brain in this cycle resembles the state of wakefulness, a person has an increase in heart rate and breathing. At this moment we see many dreams. This cycle has a feature — a sleeping person has reduced muscle tone. It is believed that this phenomenon lies in the fact that we do not repeat the movements that we make in a dream. Also, a person remembers dreams from a fast cycle very well. At the same time, dreams seen are inextricably linked with the psyche and psychology of a person.
Human psychology: about the connection between dreams and emotional state
Human psychology refers sleep to the unconscious, that is, to hidden desires, inclinations, fears, anxieties. But in order for a person to feel good, work successfully, live a full life, he needs daily healthy sleep. And sleep problems occupy the first place among disorders of the nervous system in humans. Sometimes there are even problems that require the help of a psychiatrist to solve. Therefore, in human psychology, some recommendations are described for maintaining healthy sleep. After all, often insomnia or nightmares are the result of an incorrect daily routine, nervous strain, stress.
The first thing to do before bed is to calm down. You can read, watch TV, think, dream. But you don’t have to do it in bed. You should only go to bed when you are already very sleepy. And if you can’t sleep, it’s better to leave the bedroom and go read in the room or watch a movie. Before you go to bed, psychologists recommend that you sit down and briefly describe what is bothering you. Such a transfer of thoughts and experienced internal reflections that are spinning in the head onto paper frees the brain from overload.
Lying in bed, experts recommend imagining a cloud in gray, enveloped in fog — it inaudibly descends on your head, lowering absolute calmness, ease, airiness to you. You begin to feel good, all thoughts go away, while the face completely relaxes, the tension leaves the whole body. You fall asleep and start dreaming.
At the same time, human psychology is such that the more problems you have at the moment, the brighter and more confusing the plots of dreams will be. Your dream will reflect the general situation and show the way to acquiring harmony within yourself, to resolving conflicts, to maintaining the indivisibility of you as a person, your own “I”. It is for these reasons that sleep is very important and beneficial for the human body.
When we sleep, the human body is completely at rest. But the psyche is actively working, analyzing everything that happened during the day, evaluating the physical condition and emotions. And if we have accumulated a lot of problems and negative emotions, and our “I” feels that it cannot cope with a large amount of negative energy, then we cannot fall asleep normally, calm down. In such a situation, insomnia acts as a protective manifestation of the psyche. Therefore, first of all, the essence of dreams lies in the full rest of a person. And the content of dreams is interpreted by many theories, studies and conjectures in different ways.
Explaining the essence of our dreams
People certainly want to know what the dream means. After all, dreams for us are messages with riddles. That is why we are so interested in solving them.
The modern world considers a dream to be a set of individual signs that symbolize something for the dreamer. Therefore, only the dreamer himself can decipher them. But the real point of dreams is not to interpret them. Thanks to the dreams we have seen, we can work on ourselves to change unpleasant life situations or find new solutions to any problems.
In dreams, we can see our own subconscious desires. And every person has them. Therefore, with the help of the essence of dreams, people can understand and translate these desires into reality. Sometimes people want change. And with the help of sleep, he can see the possible reason for the delay in life changes and the direction to a new stage. In a dream, people can discover something new, write a work, a melody, a picture. This is how human creativity and the impulse to creativity are manifested.
Also in dreams, a person can experience the bitterness of losing a loved one or a serious illness. So we need time to get over it. And all emotions go to dreams, because relationships with people who mean a lot to us are very important. But sometimes life situations can be unclear and contradictory. And in dreams, everything can be seen from the outside, reassessed, corrected or broken forever.
Also in our dreams you can see something about yourself. This is how the connection between the body and the human psyche is manifested. In this way, dreams draw our attention to problems that should not be left to chance.