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It is necessary to have certain dreams every day

It is necessary to have certain dreams every day

When it comes to dreaming, this is really an extremely common thing. It can be said that there are all men, women, old and young who do not dream. Regardless of whether you realize that you spent time in a dream this morning, you will go in and out of 5 to 6 dreams every night. This is a scientific fact, but some people feel that they had a dream last night, and some people feel that they had a dream last night. Others may say that I rarely dream 365 days a year. Regardless of whether you want it or not, just like when the sun sets and it gets dark, you still have to go back to the dream tonight. In this case, will dreams affect sleep?

Many dream researchers believe that dreaming is like being in the dark night. Although we think it is pitch black, it is actually not the case, because the full and waning moon will also bring a patch of light in the dark night. Isn't the light that appears from time to time just like a dream at night? When we look into the distance through the bright moonlight in this dim night, you will definitely find a blurry scene that disappears and appears. This is related to us. Do you have the same feeling when you are watching in a dream? From this point of view alone, dreaming is necessary.

In fact, from a biological perspective, dreaming experience does not evolve from any psychological factors. Many researchers have found that all warm-blooded animals dream (that is, they have the phenomenon of rapid eye movement), while all cold-blooded animals do not dream (that is, they do not have the phenomenon of rapid eye movement). This simple observation has led researchers to speculate: Could dreaming be related to the process of body temperature regulation in warm-blooded animals?

According to recent research results, when our body temperature drops at night, the increase in brain nerve activity during the dreaming stage will help maintain the warmth of our brains. When we sleep, our body temperature will drop by 1.5°C, so researchers speculate that lowering body temperature is one of the ways sleep can restore our physical strength. The reason is that our body no longer has to work hard to maintain its own temperature, thus You can relax more.

Louis West, in his book The Psychology of Dreams and the New Biology of Dreaming, captures a contemporary controversial view: "I believe that dreaming reflects a function rather than providing it. Dreaming It is because biological 'work' or 'work' passes through our consciousness, not the work itself. Dreams are the result of the ninety-minute cycle, not its cause." In other words, our dreaming experience itself does not actually provide any main function, but is just a by-product of a certain main function.

Scholar Snyder also believes that the third and fourth (second half) slow-wave sleep of non-rapid eye movement sleep serves to save physical energy and recover from fatigue; but he also pointed out that during breastfeedingAmong mammals, the lower the level of animals, the more obvious REM sleep is. In the individual development of fetuses and fetal animals, REM sleep is the most obvious, and gradually decreases after birth; he speculated that REM sleep is to perform vigilance tasks during sleep. , periodically keeping the brain alert, making humans and animals ready for aggression.

There are two examples to illustrate this problem. One is that although people do not have a clear self-awareness as the master during sleep, the self-awareness is actually not completely annihilated. It’s just that we don’t know where it is and how to survive. However, as long as someone calls the sleeper’s name loudly, the sleeper will promise. Then someone will definitely ask, this may be related to the strength of the sound, but in fact it is not the case. A sleeping mother will not be awakened by the storm, but can easily be awakened by a weak cry of her child. Each of us also has this experience: calling someone else's name multiple times will not wake you up, but when the same voice calls your name, you can wake up from your sleep and answer the call. Psychologist Burdach pointed out: "When a person is sleeping, he often wakes up immediately when he hears someone calling his name, but he often continues to sleep in response to other sounds." He also believes that "during sleep, the mind is still Able to distinguish between different feelings."

Another example is that we all have this experience: "I have to get up at 6 o'clock tomorrow!" When we are not confident, we often set the alarm clock and let the bell ring at 6 o'clock in order to get up on time, but in fact, The next day, I woke up before the bell rang before 6 o'clock. Many people had this experience. Some people have had this experience: listening to the radio between 5:30 and 7:30 every day, most of their dreams are related to the content of the radio. They thought it was very strange at the time, but in fact this is the result of memory. This all shows that dreams play an important role in warning when people are sleeping. This is not a magical mystery, but a biological instinct in the long-term evolution of human beings. People's subconscious activities, even in dreams, must retain a warning point for conscious activities.

It may be dangerous if the brain does not receive sensory stimulation for a long time, and the role of REM sleep is to periodically provide stimulation to the brain, increase its excitement level, and thereby regulate the stability of the internal environment. Scientists have found that some cells in the human brain have no function when awake, but after falling asleep, these cells perform "exercises" and become excited to perfect their functions, so people have dreams. Dreaming can exercise the function of the brain. The more dreaming creatures in the world, the more developed their brains are. The dreaming cells of these exercises are the basis for the generation of alert points. Dreams do not exist to provide a primary function or a channel for the release of instinctive energy; they are representative of secondary phenomena of that fundamental cycle. We don’t know much about this cycle today, but it may be important for maintaining sleep at night and for maintaining alertness during the day.

Another theory also believes that because we experience our dreams unconsciously, at the same time we are aware of our dreams.His memory is very poor, so he infers that consciousness is not that important to the dreaming function. Some studies and statistical analysis show that dreams in the first and second sleeps every night mostly reproduce the content of daytime activities; dreams in the third and fourth sleeps mostly reproduce past experiences, and even some children The experience of that time; the dream in the fifth sleep contains both memories of recent events and memories of past events.

This result clearly shows that there is indeed a mental "continuity" between waking conscious activities and dreaming activities during sleep. This continuity is a bridge from waking to dreaming, and thus becomes the cause of dreaming. This is just like most of us need to rest at night, but in order to continue the work the next day, night workers are on many fronts, such as power stations, railway operations, hospitals, etc., and a small number of people are on duty in various industries. The purpose of our work is to ensure the continuity of the next day's work. Otherwise, if we go to rest at night, our work the next day will not be able to run continuously. As the perfection of human brain development continues to improve and thinking continues to evolve, in addition to continuing biological instinctive characteristics, human dreaming also produces spiritual energy and creativity from developed brain cells.

Dreams play an important role in regulating the slack rhythm of mental activity. Chinese people like to say "one piece and one piece". The original meaning of "Zhang" is to tighten the bow string to open the bow, and the original meaning of "Zhang" is to let the string relax after releasing the arrow. The bow string opens and relaxes, alternating repeatedly, which can vividly represent the universal rhythm of things. The human body's physiological system remains awake during the day, opening various sensory organs, receiving and processing various information. At night, it enters a sleep state, shuts down various sense organs, and keeps the interior relatively closed. This "one picture and one relaxation" reflects the rhythm of physiological activities. The human body's mental system is dominated by conscious activities during the day and subconscious activities at night. This "one picture and one relaxation" reflects the rhythm of mental activity.

Originally, the rhythm of physiological activity is the premise of the rhythm of mental activity, but the rhythm of mental activity will in turn affect and regulate the rhythm of physiological activity. The mechanism is that dreaming as a relaxing beat in the mental rhythm and sleep as a relaxing beat in the circadian rhythm are generally synchronized and harmonious, thus helping to regulate the human body's circadian rhythm.

This concept is based on human biological instincts and on the premise that dreaming serves as a warning point at night, and has gradually evolved into a part of human spiritual activities. This kind of evolution is a reflection of the increasingly developed human brain. This is the only characteristic and reflection of human beings that can transcend biological instincts.

From this point of view, dreaming is not only necessary, but may also be an important part of human development. Therefore, physiologist Monttet of the University of Chicago commented on dreams: "It is necessary to have a certain number of dreams every day."

[Master’s characteristic dream analysis]

The above dream interpretation is a general interpretation, if you need to know specific thingsYes, you can ask a master to interpret your dream based on your birth date and the scene when you dreamed:

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