A dream based on the future is quite complex. It reflects the dreamer's hopes and expectations, as well as her fears and doubts. The experience can be either positive or negative. If the dream is pleasant it signals the dreamer's agreeability for the direction of her future. If it is uncomfortable it indicates fear and guilt for the way the dreamer is carrying out her life in the present. Some dreams come to us in the form of prophecies and it seems that they reveal future events to us. Other times, we have the impression that we had already dreamed of an actual event. However, it is hard to tell whether we dreamed of that particular event for sure. It is advisable not to take these dreams as premonitions because, usually, the unconscious significantly distorts the information.
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.
Have you ever remembered your last dream? Were they colorful? Yes. Most of the dreams will be colorful as experienced in reality. Very few people visualize dreams in black and white. A study was conducted where the individual was given a color chart and asked to match colors that they dreamt. Most of them chose light colors while very few choose only black and white. It was very clear from this study that most of them have colorful dreams.