The Rich Life You Lead While Dreaming

Dreams have been a subject of study for a long time (the earliest known dream study was conducted in 4000 B.C), which should come as no surprise. After all, a third of human life is spent sleeping.

The study of dreams can teach us many things. The state of dreaming can arguably be viewed as the ultimate form of meditation. Dreams bring our subconscious mind to the forefront, and can convey information about your health, relationships, and other matters.

You can train your subconscious to remember dreams by focusing on trying to remember them when you awake. If you do this consistently, your subconscious will assign a higher level of conscious attention to your dreams.

You can also try journaling your dreams, or using mental technique before you go to sleep, such as telling yourself, "Tomorrow morning when I wake up I will remember all my dreams."

Dr. Mercola's Comments:

Many of you have become as interested as I am about the state of dreaming, and this awesome piece from will continue to whet your appetite. What better way to gain waking access to the insights imbedded in dreams than to learn how to remember your them. Eventually, you might even progress to the learned art of lucid dreaming.

Before you take on better dreaming, however, it's wise to ensure your good health first and getting the right amount of sleep is one of the best things you can do to protect it.

Both dreaming sleep and non-dreaming sleep are crucial for health. Being deprived of dream sleep can result in anxiety, irritability, paranoia, depression, and even suicidal thoughts. Non-dream sleep, on the other hand, may be crucial for your brain function.

On Vital Votes, Dr. Terry Thomas from New Brunswick, <st1:country-region>Canada</st1:country-region>, says:

"I think that every experience is filed away in the mind. The more relaxed you are (as in sleep) the easier to retrieve these files. The converse is when you are awake, and under stress, and find things difficult to remember, like when you go to introduce someone you have known for years, and you freeze up.

"During sleep I think you have more resources available to your mind (and fewer distractions) to allow you to work out things, and perhaps there's more of a free flow of thought. You can float above the ground, and your brain doesn't jolt you awake protesting the impossibility."

Another reader, from Cabool, Missouri, says she's going to give dream jounaling a try:

"Very interesting article.  Usually the only time I remember my dreams is when I am trying to make sense of something that is happening in my life at the time.  I think I will give the dream journal a try and see what happens."

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