At the turn of the last century, Sigmund Freud published his book, The Interpretation of Dreams, arguing that our dreams are nothing more than wishes that we are looking to fulfill in our waking lives. Some of these wishes are relatively innocent, and in these cases our dreams picture the wish just as it is. Sleep is an essential function that allows your body and mind to recharge. Without enough sleep the brain cannot function properly. But why do we dream? One widely held theory about the purpose of dreams is that they help you store important memories and things you’ve learned, get rid of unimportant memories, and sort through complicated thoughts and feelings. Research shows that sleep helps store memories.
In this podcast, we discuss the concept of dreams, different dreams that the 3 of us have experienced, and try to conclude what it all means. So hang on to your “totem” and like Cobb said from Inception “Dreams feel real while we’re in them. It’s only when we wake up that we realize something was actually strange.”