What Are Dreams?

Dreams are just one part of our minds that we understand very little about. We all have them, and even other animals have them, yet we have still not quite been able to answer the questions of just what they are. We have been running tests and experiments for years yet still the answer eludes us, although we do have some pretty good suggestions. Maybe one day we will get to the bottom of just what they are and how they work.

Processing Information
One suggestion is that dreams are a way for us to process the information the we have taken in during the day before. This information needs to be stored somewhere that it can be easily accessed if needed, so it needs to be stored in the right place. Dreams could be the mind working through the brain’s filing system to help ensure that everything is where it should be. Without this process, even the simplest of things could be very confusing to us.

Accessing the Subliminal
Another suggestion is that it could be the brain’s way of processing all the things that happen in the periphery throughout the day. We don’t always notice a lot of what is actually going on as we focus on other things, so the brain might need to go back through the day and revisit what has happened.
What we do know about dreams is that they can be very strange, very sexy, very scary and pretty much anything else. We also know that dreaming is an indicator of a healthy mind, so there is nothing to worry about if you do dream regularly.