Weird dreams may be pleasing or terrifying. They have a host of probable causes, from simple dietary errors to deep systematic turmoil. Scientists say that human beings dream, and so do, most mammals and a few birds.
Sigmund Freud’s states that your dream is an expression of what you are repressing during the time you are awake.
By and large, most dreams emerge from your day’s activities. On the other hand, some of them give rich, symbolic expressions – a link between the conscious and the unconscious which fills in the gaps of our self-knowledge and provides deep insight.
What Causes Weird Dreams At Night?
A majority of people tend to have recurring dreams. They are in all likelihood your unconscious mind telling you something, a significant issue.
- A weird dream could be that you are reliving something which has occurred whilst you were awake. Victims of violence may experience such recurring dreams.
- A weird dream could also be something that you haven’t experienced in your waking life. It may deal with monsters and surreal, impossible settings. In some of them symbolism is very evident, sometimes it’s a total puzzle.
- When you overeat or if you’ve been hungry and gone to bed; you may experience some weird dreams.
- Likewise too much of alcohol or coffee consumption can set off bizarre, terrifying dreams too.
- Some drugs and medicines are also known to trigger strange dreams, so it is a good idea to confer with your health care provider.
How To Get Rid Of Weird Dreams Naturally?
- Primarily, you need to get adequate sleep and rest. If you are overworked or stressed out, you tend to have terrible dreams. Go to bed and wake up at the same time daily; even on weekends as well as holidays. When you are regular it helps strengthen your body’s sleep-wake cycle and improves better sleep.
- Keep a journal. Note down your dreams when you wake up before hopping out of bed. If not immediately recorded, a dream gets indescribable and difficult to retrieve. Keep a track of the pattern of the dreams and this will help you understand the cause better.
- When you wake up, lie still, and see if you can recall the weird dream that you’ve had. Mull over it. Having an open mind, reading about dreams, and discussing them with family, friends and a counselor are decidedly helpful.
- Limit alcohol consumption. Dreams are greatly affected by alcohol.
- Certain medications and drugs too are known to induce weird dreams. Talk to your doctor about the effects of medications on your dreams.
- Never go to bed hungry or over-stuffed.
- Try to do the same things every night to let your body know that it’s time to wind down. This may include – a warm shower, reading a book, or listening to soothing music. Relaxing before bedtime encourages peaceful sleep.
- Do not use TV or electronic devices just before bedtime. Research shows that screen time before going to bed interferes with sound sleep.
- Create a room that’s ideal for sleeping. Your room should be cool, dark and quiet. The mattresses and pillows help contribute to better sleep, too.
- Exercise regularly; 2 to 3 time every week. Regular exercise promotes better sleep. Timing is very vital, though. Early morning is ideal. Do not exercise close to bedtime; it tends to make you too charged up to fall asleep.
- Stress is a huge contributing cause for disturbed and troubled sleep. When you have too much to do and too much to think about sleep suffers. To bring back peace, you need to consider healthy ways of stress management. Predominantly, get organized, set priorities and delegate tasks. Take a break when you require one. Make a to-do list to help you better. Incorporate stress busters in to your daily routine – reading, drawing, painting, gardening; it could be anything.