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Doctor insights on: Meaning In Dreams

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Can dreams occur only in REM sleep stage or in all stages of sleep?

Can dreams occur only in REM sleep stage or in all stages of sleep?

Most common: It is most common in rem sleep but it can also occur in non rem sleep. Particularly deeper or delta sleep. ...Read more

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What is the significance of tornados appearing in dreams?

What is the significance of tornados appearing in dreams?

Probably nothing: Dream interpretation has little basis in science. It is difficult to study as it is always retrospective and almost anyone can take a "stab" at interpreting your dream and reading anything they want into it. Dreaming is a complex phenomena. We know that dream sleep plays a role in consolidation of certain types of memory, but discerning the meaning of the content of dreams is like a carnival game. ...Read more

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What number of people in the world lucid dream?

I don't think it is: possible to provide you with an accurate number. ...Read more

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Are dreams meanigful?

Yes!: Much interesting research finally being done. Certainly seems this 1/3 of our lives is important, no;essential. I suggest you start a dream diary using either writing or recording these 3 things upon awakening: i)how you feel emotionally, though fleeting; 2) narrative of dream 3) emotionally meaningful event in last 24 to 48 hrs. Then later that day, impact as personal poem. Themes will emerge. ...Read more

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I sometimes confuse past dreams as memories based in reality, that i spontaneously recall. Quite unsettling confusion. Is this normal?

I sometimes confuse past dreams as memories based in reality, that i spontaneously recall. Quite unsettling confusion. Is this normal?

Depends: Dreams are disguised "working through" of everyday experiences, and problems--our reality. It's no wonder that there can be slippage or overlap between our dream-time and our awake-time.A concern would be an inability to distinguish between the two or if the dream memories were of a horrific sort. Ptsd you seem to able to distinguish dreams from reality. Why not talk to dr t alleviate your anxiety. ...Read more

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Is it strange when a person dreams & some of his dreams truly happens in reality ?

Is it strange when a person dreams & some of his dreams truly happens in reality ?

Unusual: Typically one's dreams are creations of the mind and do not come true. However, prophets, seers and others who believe they have extra sensory powers believe they can predict the future, and that information is often purported to be given to them through dreams states. Who knows clearly how our minds and senses work? I am not one to dismiss your claim. ...Read more

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Has anyone taking levothyroxine experienced changes in sleep patterns or unusually vivid dreams?

Has anyone taking levothyroxine experienced changes in sleep patterns or unusually vivid dreams?

Yes it can happen: Levothyroxine (synthetic thyroid hormone) is used to treat hypothyroidism, or 'low thyroid' when the thyroid gland is not producing enough thyroid hormone. Thyroid hormone has multiple functions in the body including metabolism. Side effects can include agitation, insomnia, vivid dreams, irritability, confusion, appetite changes, and increase in heart rate. See your doctor for help. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have difficulty finding the difference between vivid dreams and real life events?

Is it normal to have difficulty finding the difference between vivid dreams and real life events?

No: Dreams can be very vivid, but they're still dreams. Most people who have them know the difference between those and what happens in waking life. ...Read more

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Having stressful dreams about not graduating from uni/college because of lack of attendance...Even though in reality completed. What does it mean?

Having stressful dreams about not graduating from uni/college because of lack of attendance...Even though in reality completed. What does it mean?

To analyze a dream: It takes more than just the story line. Dreams are symbolic and the symbolism is different for every individual. To do it justice, you would need to free associate to all parts of the dream and a therapist could then help you interpret what it means for you. There are also different ways to interpret dreams. I enjoy helping people understand their dreams, but would need to work with you do it. ...Read more

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Are shared dreams possible meaning can people or family dream together?

Dream together...: Many times families share many experiences and a history closely linked. Obviously. "Shared dreams" may mean a family close enough to be communicating and vulnerable with one another. That would be lovely I believe. Beyond that, shared dreams may be fun and enriching to explore further in healthy, respectful family relations. Just a few thoughts on an interesting question. Wish you well ...Read more

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How is the phenomena of auditory hallucinations when half sleep (can be physically wake but drifting) explained? Not sleep paralysis. Increasing volum

How is the phenomena of auditory hallucinations when half sleep (can be physically wake but drifting) explained? Not sleep paralysis. Increasing volum

Consciousness is: not an on/off thing; there are degrees of consciousness, like dawn to dusk. When we are in the in between state between sleeping and waking, the brain does not filter out thoughts like it does when fully conscious. This can lead to strange, pleasant, and unpleasant thoughts and feelings. If auditory hallucinations happen at other times please see a mental health professional. Peace and & health ...Read more

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Is nocturnal emmission or wet dreams normal in men ?

Is nocturnal emmission or wet dreams normal in men ?

Yes normal: Because healthy males are continually producing semen and sperm which will find release when necessary. Can be avoided by masturbation or regular sex. ...Read more

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Can we develop thinking that our imaginations are happening in reality?

Can we develop thinking that our imaginations are happening in reality?

Yes, and No: While the influence of creativity and intention is incredibly powerful, it is a sign of mental illness when one begins to actively believe in what is not there in reality. ...Read more

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What happens inside their minds when they are in a depressive episode?

What happens inside their minds when they are in a depressive episode?

Distorted reality: If you are referring to the "mind" as the milieu of thought and identity that makes up personhood, then with depression every memory and self judgment and expectation of the future is run through a "negative" sieve with all possible negative interpretations having the most weight and attraction of their attention. This of course leads to hopelessness and helplessness in many, anger in others, etc. ...Read more

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Meaning of a person has "traces" of albumin in their urine?

Meaning of a person has "traces" of albumin in their urine?

Kidney inflammation: Normal kidneys are not supposed to lose protein. Albumin is a form of protein. If you are losing traces of albumin, it means the membranes in the kidney that usually retain and hold the protein from spilling into the urine has become leaky, which is usually a result of inflammation and damage. See a doctor to run more tests to prevent the condition from worsening. ...Read more

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Is odd speech always present in schizophrenia?

Is odd speech always present in schizophrenia?

Schizophrenia+speech: Sc diagnosis requires "gross disorganization of speech or behavior, " so it is common to see abnormal speech content [due to the thinking disorder] and style, due to odd emotional tone and poor social skills. Involves hallucinations often, paranoid delusions="fixed false beliefs" the patient does not reality test. It often effects a downward work+social spiral+ loss of interpersonal function. ...Read more

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Are dreams really the thoughts we have hidden with in us?

Dreams: Many are related to the day's residues, such as unfinished business, worries about someone or something, planning for what's ahead, or unresolved issues. ...Read more

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Is there any medical term to describe "difficulty in fantasizing things" means when we close eyes and reminds past memories.

Is there any medical term to describe "difficulty in fantasizing things" means when we close eyes and reminds past memories.

Hope more reply too: There could be various reasons for such a difficulty, but in psychotherapy some might call it resistance or defensiveness. Some forms of brain damage could result in such a problem too. It's also possible that some may never develop the skill at all due to intellectual deficits or cultural values. Borderline trauma at Piaget's stage VI can do it. ...Read more