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Offline SpaceShouldBeMilitarized

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Why do we dream?
« on: 09/11/2010 06:02:29 »
For me it seems like my nightmares are monopolized by old childhood insecurities.  Some people tell me that I should grow a dick and stop thinking about it, but it is a bit difficult I guess.  But my nightmares are very vivid reenactments of the bad parts of my youth. (My youth was not all bad of course). 

My happier dreams are typically of the better years of my life, such as undergrad school, where I had a lot of fun.  And when I have happy dreams I wake up wishing they were true.

Also, does anyone know why when we first awaken out of a vivid dream it takes our conscious about 3 to 4 second to realize it was just a dream?  And why am I frequently waking out of dream sleep talking or laughing?

« Last Edit: 14/11/2010 10:15:51 by chris »


 

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Re: Why do we dream?
« Reply #1 on: 10/11/2010 02:34:36 »
Dreaming still creates emotional response, so if you wake suddenly from a particularly vivid and realistic dream, the response is still there for a couple of seconds until your conscious self catches up.  /guess

I guess that you do 'hear sound' while you are sleeping and not conscious.. a sudden noise (even one self created) will wake someone more frequently than a sustained noise.
 

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Re: Why do we dream?
« Reply #2 on: 10/11/2010 04:42:28 »
Dreaming still creates emotional response, so if you wake suddenly from a particularly vivid and realistic dream, the response is still there for a couple of seconds until your conscious self catches up.  /guess

I guess that you do 'hear sound' while you are sleeping and not conscious.. a sudden noise (even one self created) will wake someone more frequently than a sustained noise.

Let me humbly inform you that I sleep alone, so, therefor, I guess it is not a worry?  The only problem with sleep talking is that it will bother your partner?
 

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Re: Why do we dream?
« Reply #3 on: 10/11/2010 07:04:03 »
Dreaming still creates emotional response, so if you wake suddenly from a particularly vivid and realistic dream, the response is still there for a couple of seconds until your conscious self catches up.  /guess

I guess that you do 'hear sound' while you are sleeping and not conscious.. a sudden noise (even one self created) will wake someone more frequently than a sustained noise.

Let me humbly inform you that I sleep alone, so, therefor, I guess it is not a worry?  The only problem with sleep talking is that it will bother your partner?

I was referring to yourself waking yourself sleep talking and laughing. The sound wakes you.

Of course some partners give away all their secrets by sleep talking, so that might not bother the partner as much as the person ;)
 

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