benefits of dreaming

Health Benefits of Dreaming

We often talk about dreaming and mediumship.   That our dreams help us become better connected with Spirit.   Yet there are significant health benefits regarding dreaming.  According to science, on average, people dream an average of two-hours every night. In that time, you will experience more than one dream which will last from five to twenty minutes.

This means that you will spend about six years of your life dreaming. While that may sound like a lot of wasted time, it’s not wasted. New research and studies show that dreams may help you learn and process information. Here are some of the benefits that dreaming may bring into your life.

Dreams Boost Your Memory and Brain Function

Proper sleep is vital for memory and brain function. When you sleep, your body goes into repair mode. To do this and to dream, you need to reach the REM state or rapid eye movement.

Within this stage, your brain is finally rid of any anxiety-inducing chemicals or triggers. Thus, allowing your brain to repair and reprocess memories with a better frame of mind gives you the tools needed better to manage your emotions, stress, or anxiety.

Dreams Improve Symptoms of Depression

While research shows that dreams are mostly negative, a study conducted by Psychiatry Research in 1998 noticed that those who expressed sadness or feel down before going to bed started to see their systems improve after waking up. Furthermore, the further they went into the study, the less negative their dreams were. However other participants who were in a neutral mood, did not notice a meaningful change. This implies that dreams may have a moderate therapeutic response to those who suffer from depression.

Dreams Prepare You for Challenging Life Situations

In other words, dreaming teaches you how better to control your emotions during challenging or stressful situations. It’s believed that dreams are like a test run. They help you learning the skills needed to cope with and manage life-threatening and stressful situations.

Dreams Enhance Creativity and Decision-Making Skills

Dreams can also inspire you and boost your creativity and innovation. It allows you to learn different perspectives and ideas and creates new and interesting stories of the experiences, situations, or things you’ve learned. Many movies, panting, and businesses started with waking up from a random dream.

In the end, dreams can also function as a guardian angel to protect you and ensure a full night’s sleep. Provide your body what it needs to discover, rebuild, and prepare through a full night’s sleep.

Rev. Colleen Irwin
Reverend Colleen Irwin is a Spiritual being having a human experience as a Blogger, Wife, Mother, Mentor, Healer and Public Speaker living in Rochester New York. Colleen, a Natural Born Medium, teaches, lectures and serves Spirit when called upon. She remembers speaking with Spirit as a child and learning how to share this knowledge with others has been an adventure that she captured in her book “Discovering Your Stream”. Colleen has been mentored by Reverend Jack Rudy, and ordained as a Priest in the Order of Melchizedek by the Reverend Dan Chesboro through the Sanctuary of the Beloved. When she is not doing her Spiritual work she is a volunteer docent sharing Susan B. Anthony's history to visitors of the Susan B. Anthony House in Rochester. Her trust in Spirit gave her a new title – PREVIVOR. She now uses her platform to educate others about the BRCA genetic mutation and how one can take control of their health and well-being.
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