This dream often expresses the need to unite the masculine and the feminine mind. This is a reference to your other Self. If the dreamer is a woman, the dream is an allusion to the masculine and rational part of her nature. If it is a man, his most intuitive and feminine side. The dream may also refer to the attitude you adopt towards your partner or to your own sexuality. The context and other elements that appear in the dream will be important to analyze it in depth. The alchemist tradition sought spiritual transformation of the psyche. The combination of your masculine and feminine aspects, in this respect, gives rise to a unique being who symbolizes the whole.
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.
Improving memory can be done in a number of ways, and one of those is by having a good night's sleep. During sleep, your mind is still busy and going through the process of consolidation, where it strengthen your memories as well as the "practice" skills, which you have learned while you're awake. According to the associate professor at NYU Langone Medical Center, Dr. Rapoport says that something happens while we are all sleeping, and it helps us learn things better. Thus, if you're trying something new, you can perform it better right after you sleep.