*This is a collaborative post*
Have you ever wondered what your dreams are all about? Everyone dreams every night, some people never remember their dreams, whilst others do. Which are you?
I have always been a dreamer, most mornings I wake up and remember my dreams. Some days I remember a lot of it and other days only snippets. Some dreams I forget instantly and others stay with me all day, as I try to piece them together or make sense of them.
There are dreams that make no sense, some I want to forget and others that I hope will come true. But whatever they are, I am definitely a person who dreams a lot.
I have been asked by Adjustamatic, to share with you my sleep patterns and when I am most likely to dream, as part of their latest new campaign called #DreamsExplained. Soon they will be launching a video featuring Ian Wallace who is a top dream psychologist and they will be featuring five dreams.
Since having children my sleep patterns are all over the place and I have noticed that the more tired I am, the more I dream. I also can now sleep anywhere I am so tired all the time. I drop of to sleep so easily, that I barely read a couple of sentences of my book each night and I am gone.
Until three months ago, I was barely getting four hours a night, every night and it was all broken sleep. I found during this time my dreams were quite horrific at times, they were very clear and when I was abruptly woken by Alice, it took me a while to shake the dream off before I came too and could register what was happening.
I also find that I tend to dream as we get closer to the morning. How do I know this? Because when I was being woken 4 or 5 times a night, I would normally have 2 dreams a night and they were always the last couple of wake ups. It’s fascinating isn’t it? And not something that I have ever really thought a lot about before. Does this mean something?
The time that I have dreamt the most is when I was pregnant both times with my girls. Oh my, I would have really vivid dreams, sometimes they felt so real that it took me a while to realise it didn’t actually happen. Actually the last time I had vivid dreams like this was when I was at secondary school, I dreamt a whole day at school, to the point that when I woke up I thought it was a day later and took all the wrong books to school!! I had a tough job explaining that to my teachers.
Anyway back to when I was pregnant…Sometimes my dreams would seem so realistic and not very pleasant that I would force myself awake. Have you ever done this? It’s not nice and I am pleased this doesn’t happen to often. Trying to force yourself out of dream, is not that easy and I end up feeling quite distraught after it.
So, what does it all mean? Let’s hope that Ian can answer some of this, as I find it really fascinating and I would love to find out more about the world of dreams…