The first REM period will last only about ten minutes.
After that, the sleeper goes back into a deep stage 4 sleep.
While dreaming, we can interact with various people, places or things.
Technically speaking, a dream is mass hallucination.
More coursework: 1 - A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I - J | K - L | M | N - O | P - S | T | U - Y Dreams and Dream Interpretation On average, we spend about one third of our lives sleeping.
During a portion of that time, we are also dreaming.
For example, a dream may indicate that the dreamer's difficulty with relationships stems from conflict in their parents’ marriage, which was witnessed by the dreamer as a child.
This is useful when combined with therapy because it allows the dreamer and therapist to explore the real cause of the problem and select a suitable means for dealing with it.
When we ignore aspects of our functioning, our dreams will redress the balance by giving 'symbolic' expression to these aspects, while at the same time attempting to give healing for the ‘conditions’, which cause us to ignore these aspects in the first place.
If the messages and healing in dreams are constantly ignored or blocked then we may develop a physical problem in an area affected by the imbalance.