How to have pleasant dreams (and avoid having bad ones)
Every night as we drift off to sleep, we enter into the mysterious land of dreams.
Psychologists explain that dreams are the processing of both our conscious and
One thing is for sure, when we have a night of pleasant dreams it not only lifts
There is a Native American tradition of hanging a dream catcher above your bed
Research from Harvard Medical School has discovered that there is in fact, ways
Here is what they found….
Smells Affect Your Sleep
Researchers found that participants who were introduced to sweet smells during
According to J. Catesby Ware from the Eastern Virginia Medical School- “dreams
This means that bad smells can trigger the brain to produce dreams that may not
To take advantage of this finding, try diffusing your favourite essential oils in
Essential oils that are known to be good for dreaming include:
Avoid Intense Stimuli Before Bed
While watching the latest horror flick or adrenaline pumping movie may be fun,
When participants were involved in frightening or high intensity content before
When participants were given relaxing activities to do before bed, such as
The same effect was found when participants had stimulants before bed. This
If you are looking to stimulate pleasant dreams, avoid intense activities before
Sounds Can Manipulate Your Dreams
Have you ever heard knocking in your dream, only to realise that it was also
Sounds in the outside world can manipulate or influence your dreams.
According to Dr Barett, from Harvard Medical School, for sounds to influence
When gentle sounds are played during sleep, like the sound of waves or even
It can also avoid the chances of a nightmare being triggered by a sharp sound
Playing white noise during the night has also been shown to help induce a
Keep a Dream Journal
Even if you have what you perceive to be a “bad dream” there very well could be
While dreams may not make sense at first, by writing them down in a dream
If you approach all your dreams as a guide into your subconscious and conscious
As the famous Carl Jung stated- “Dreams are the guiding words of the soul.”
Sweet dreams, Koalas.
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