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50 Secrets Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You

Best Life Logo By Alex Palmer of Best Life | Slide 1 of 51: Everyone dreams. Whether they're remembered or not, dreams occur when the brain enters a state of rapid eye movement (R.E.M., like the band) sleep. The occurrence is natural, subconscious, and, if you take it from the National Sleep Foundation, happens up to six times per night for fully-grown adults. And yet, despite the ubiquity of dreams, few people know what they actually mean.Enter: dream interpretation, an ancient art and—recently, thanks to a parade of well-degreed researchers entering the field—novel science that aims to creative a collective understanding of what we're all seeing on a nightly basis. From endless falling to alien abductions to that naked-in-a-crowd nightmare, some of the more common dreams out there mean things. And no, it's not always crystal clear, at first, what they're trying to say. But if you know how to analyze them, you'll discover some fascinating insights into yourself—and the world around you. Here's how to start. And to ensure that you're getting as much shuteye as possible, don't miss these 70 Tips for Your Best Sleep Ever!

50 Secrets Your Dreams Are Trying to Tell You

Everyone dreams. Whether they're remembered or not, dreams occur when the brain enters a state of rapid eye movement (R.E.M., like the band) sleep. The occurrence is natural, subconscious, and, if you take it from the National Sleep Foundation, happens up to six times per night for fully-grown adults. And yet, despite the ubiquity of dreams, few people know what they actually mean.

Enter: dream interpretation, an ancient art and—recently, thanks to a parade of well-degreed researchers entering the field—novel science that aims to creative a collective understanding of what we're all seeing on a nightly basis. From endless falling to alien abductions to that naked-in-a-crowd nightmare, some of the more common dreams out there mean things. And no, it's not always crystal clear, at first, what they're trying to say. But if you know how to analyze them, you'll discover some fascinating insights into yourself—and the world around you. Here's how to start. And to ensure that you're getting as much shuteye as possible, don't miss these 70 Tips for Your Best Sleep Ever!

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