Everybody knows what a dream is, and everybody dreams every night - or almost every night. Our dreams are a combination of emotional, oral, and visual stimuli and offer an interesting storyline, even though it often doesn't make sense. Some people even manage to solve their problems while sleeping. Experts do not always agree on what truly are the functions of dreams. Some of them affirm they are nothing more than random brain impulses and some claim it is a mechanism to cope with the problems we encounter in our everyday life. Is it a waste of our time to interpret our dreams, or should we pay more attention to them in order to solve situations we can't overcome while we are awake? The answer is not a plain one.
Many theories have been developed throughout time regarding the significance of dreams. Freud was part of the philosophers who thought we had the ability to control our dreams. Other scientists tried to figure out what is happening in our brains when we are dreaming and why we sometimes have a hard time remembering those dreams. For ages, experts have been trying to learn more about the reason our brains give us these nocturnal performances. In the past, people thought dreams were part of upper physical worlds that could only be discovered when dreaming. Nowadays, researchers are still continuing to develop new theories about dreams.