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The 8 Types of Dreams


Dreams are stories and images that our minds create while we sleep. They can be entertaining, fun, romantic, disturbing, frightening, and sometimes bizarre.Did you know that eight different ways in which we dream? Here is an summary of the different types of dream states. Do you dream in these ways?


Day Dream
We all are day dreamers. Studies shows that humans have the tendency to day dream an average of 70 – 120 minutes a day. Day dreaming is explained as a level of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. They occur during the waking hours when we let our imagination carry us away. As our mind started to wander our awareness level decreases, we enter to the land of day dreaming which is in our imagined scenarios and fantasy.

Lucid Dreams
Lucid dreams occur when you recognize you are dreaming. “Wait a second. This is only a dream!” Most dreamers wake themselves up once they understand that they are only dreaming. Other dreamers have the skill to remain in the lucid state of dreaming without awakening. They actually contribute in their own dreams, making decisions in their dreams and influencing the dream’s outcome without awakening.


A nightmare is a disturbing dream that effects the dreamer to wake up feeling restless and frightened. Nightmares might be a response to real life stress and situations. These type of nightmare falls under a special category called Post-traumatic Stress Nightmare (PSN).
Nightmares may also occur because we have ignored or refused to admit a particular life situation. Research shows that people who have consistent nightmares have had a family history of psychiatric problems, bad drug experiences, people who have planned suicide, and/or rocky relationships.

Recurring Dreams
Recurring dreams repeat themselves with little difference in story or theme. These dreams can be positive, but most often they are nightmarish in content. Dreams may return because a conflict shown in the dream remains unresolved or ignored. Once you have found a resolution, your recurring dreams will cease.

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Healing Dreams
Healing dreams work as messages for the dreamer in regards to their health. Many dream experts believe this type of dreams can help us avoid potential health problems and help us to heal when we are not at the best in our health. Our bodies are able to
connect to us through our dreams to “inform” us that something is not quite right with our bodies even before any physical symptoms show up.

Prophetic Dreams
Prophetic dreams also referred to as pre-cognitive or psychic dreams are dreams that apparently foretell the future. One theory to describe this phenomenon is that our dreaming mind is able to piece together bits of information and observation that we overlook or that we do not seriously consider. In other words, our unconscious mind tells what is coming before we consciously piece together the same information

Signal Dreams
Signal dreams help you how to solve problems or make decisions in your waking life.

Epic Dreams
Epic dreams (or Great dreams) are so huge, so convincing, and so vivid that you cannot ignore them. The details of such dreams might be with you for years, as if you’re dreamt it last night. These dreams possess much beauty and contain many typical symbology. When you wake up from such a dream, you feel that you have discovered something thoughtful or amazing about yourself or about the world.

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Last modified: October 16, 2019