In ancient times, boats were worshiped in Mesopotamia, Crete, and Egypt, as they were associated with certain deities. In oneiric terms, boats symbolize the ability to communicate with people who, by the way they think, feel, or live, are far from you. So, dreaming that you take a boat trip heralds the beginning of a new phase of your life or a new relationship. By contrast, a sinking ship warns against a breakup. Boats can also represent a journey through your emotions. Depending on the condition and status of the water, the meaning changes. If it is agitated it means that you feel tense about your feelings. If it is calm you are working calmly. And in the case you lose the boat you may have lost an exceptional opportunity. (See water , ship , and shipwreck ). In mythology it is said that boats are the means to go from one world to another. Given its symbolism, this dream shows the passage between personal stages. You may be conducting a decisive change in your life.
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.
Reading in dream
Sometimes you will not be able to differentiate lucid dream. If you want to be sure, try reading a simple sentence, if you are able to read then you are in wakeful stage if not you are in lucid dreaming. Studies show that you cannot read while dreaming or you will not find the repeated sentences one more time.