Cypress

Although it has a long life, it is the tree of cemeteries. Its image has to do with death, but also with eternity. It symbolizes the passage of time, death, and the beginning of perpetual existence. It represents the transition from the physical life (perishable) to the spiritual life that lasts forever. In the Middle Ages, it was considered a sign of welcome. A pilgrim who felt well taken care of in a monastery would plant a cypress at the entrance, so other pilgrims could tell that in that place they would be welcome. Thus, we can say that its symbolism is very complex.

Interesting facts

Improve attention

In most kids, lack of sleep can surely result to ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder), which is the opposite with the adults. Children between 7 and 10 who gets less than 8-hours of sleep every night will likely to become inattentive, impulsive and hyperactive. Their sleeping patterns can easily affect their brain.

Body reactions during sleep

Most of us must have experienced hallucinations or night mares. When we experience such dreams we are unable to move or react. This stage is referred to as sleep paralysis. This type of dream occurs in between wakefulness and REM. As it occurs during the REM stage, it causes complete muscle weakness preventing the individual reacting to the dreams.