A dream: a wish your heart makes

Madison McMurphey, Staff Writer

Dreams are ways in which your subconscious mind communicates with you. When you’re dreaming it can go from cute lions, to them eating people. But why? The brain is confusing when it comes down to sleeping. Some CMR staff members have ideas about what the brain really does when taking a nap or sleeping. Counselor Brittany Light believes that the brain is very active when one dreams. The brain is always acting behind the sets even though that is when the body is supposed to be shutting off. The brain helps with memories and restoring them. 

“I think that’s when you dream sometimes about random things you saw during the day like someone you don’t know really well but sometimes they will be in your dreams. That’s just the brain processing,” Light said.

Some people have a hard time sleeping, and it sometimes has to do with environmental factors that cause the brain to work extra instead of slowing down.

“A lot of people struggle with anxiety and then not being able to shut their brain off,” she said. 

Most of the time people can’t sleep because their body and brain are so connected it’s hard for some people to relax.

Another CMR staff member, Brian Greenwell, the Psychology teacher has a different point of view. There are multiple theories, the one that is most common is activation psychosis. Basically what happened that day  it’s encobrivie as neurons and cells your cobrateting to the hipercopias conlive your memories. 

“I believe that it’s the process  where now you’re taking all this information and putting them together and that’s why your dreams are so random or your dream could be around things that happened that day or maybe things you may experience the next day “.”he said 

 There is a feeling we all felt that when you start to sleep and all of a sudden you wake up by falling. 

“So when you fall you’re not really dreaming you’re in a stage 1 of hallucination so it’s like you’re drifting off to sleep and there is something we call flirting with stage one,” he said.

It’s kind of like daydreaming with your eyes open. There is a book that a famous psychologist wrote on what your dreams mean called  The Interpretation of Dreams. Sigmund Freud shares his theory of the unconscious with respect to dream interpretation, and discusses what would later become the theory of the Oedipus complex. 

“He thought that if you could underline confess that if you dream this then he could then give you his interpretation and tell you what it meant,” Greenwell said.

Dreaming is ideas, dreaming is memories, and dreaming is what you make it.