Tiger

The tiger almost always represents hidden aspects of one’s own personality, normally those that frighten you. It is also the symbol of strength and aggressiveness. Because of this it is associated with the liberation of the basic instincts: plenty of energy that could turn against you. A domesticated tiger, in contrast, reflects the triumph of reason over passion. In the children’s poem “Tiger” by William Blake, the animal represents material existence. Its frightening character is the suffering that people experience when they lose their innocence.



Gallery of dreams

Interesting facts

Do blind people dream?

Dreams in blind people depend on the nature of their blindness. Individuals who have born blind will not have visual dreams instead they have night mares, most of them revolving around their challenges faced during the day. They experience dream through their sensory inputs like touch, smell, noise and emotions. People who were blinded after birth can experience visual dreams based on the visions or images that they have seen.

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.