Weird dreams and what they could mean #DreamsExplained

Dreams are strange things – they can be completely out of this world, or they can seem really personal with yourself, family, friend, or whatever is going on in your life taking centre stage. Dreams are almost like a extension of yourself – and apparently they can tell a lot about what may be important to you while your asleep.

Sleep and me simply do not get on – I suffer with insomnia, and when I do eventually get to sleep I fall into a deep sleep for about 4 hours (before waking), and then have crazy vivid dreams. It’s as if I’m not really asleep. I can still remember the dream when I wake up. I find dreams fascinating, your mind is still working and running over things while you're fast asleep. I often look up what I have been dreaming about, and usually it relates to the things I am going through, or what is happening in my life.

I had a reoccurring dream when I was younger, of falling. I have no idea what it means but every time I closed my eyes, I would be running, and then all of a sudden falling – I would wake up anxious, scared and just before I hit the floor. It is an odd feeling; I often have terrifying night terrors too which leave me waking up feeling even more panicked.

If I asked Emily what she dreamt about during the night, she would have no idea, she would say nothing. I find it really hard to accept that she doesn’t remember her dream – maybe it is an age thing. I hope as she gets older she will tell me amazing stories about her dreams.

Children have wonderful minds, while they won’t look deep into their dreams, they will certainly tell a story about them, or have a laugh about it. Adjustamatic have teamed up with the leading dream expert Ian Wallace to help us understand what’s going on in our heads when we are asleep. They have launched a really interesting #DreamsExplained YouTube series, where they are making sense of children’s dreams, I have found the series so interesting, Ian has interpreted the children’s dreams and explained how the meaning relates to their real life experiences. Check out the video below.

No matter what age, your dreams will tell a amazing story. You need to make sure that you are comfortable when you sleep to fall into a good dream state. Children need firm mattresses, and beds for the elderly are usually softer. That aside, no matter what age, imagination takes over while you are asleep, and that is such a amazing thing. What do you dream about?

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