The backpack has several possible interpretations. On the one hand, it is a symbol of travel that reflects a provisional situation. You probably feel overwhelmed and exhausted by routine and want a change in your life. On the other, it also represents the burdens you carry day to day. The condition of the backpack and how heavy or light it is will be key to the correct interpretation of the dream.
Gallery of dreams
Types of sleep
There are two types of sleep that most of the humans undergo - REM and NREM. REM refers to the Rapid Eye Movement and NREM refers to Non-Rapid Eye Movement. Every individual will alternate these two types of sleep. Non-REM sleep will occur for a short period of time in the first stage of your sleep followed by the REM sleep. Dreams occur during the REM stage, where it lasts for 20 minutes. According to a researcher, J. Allan Hobson, dreams that occur in REM stage are usually forgotten when the individual wakes up. Studies conducted on patients during sleep shows that the frontal lobes in the brain, that are responsible for storing information, are inactive during the REM stage, which is the main cause for forgetting the dreams. Studies also show that this is the stage where you have the most intense dreams.
Inflammation, it is associated with diabetes, stroke, arthritis, heart disease as well as premature aging. There have been researches showing that people who gets less than six hours of sleep a night have their blood levels higher than those who get more. A study done in 2010 has figured that the C-reactive protein is higher in people who only get a few hours of sleep every night. According to Dr. Rapoport, people suffering from sleep apnea or insomnia could develop high blood pressure as well as inflammation, so treatment of these sleep disorders must be followed.