How is dreaming possible for human health
As the saying goes: “Thinking day by day and dreaming at night”, people often have a misunderstanding that when you dream more, the quality of sleep is worse and it is not good for your body.
First, relieve fatigue and rest your body.
Fatigue is the exhaustion of energy after physical and mental activity. The energy of the brain is mainly supplied by glucose.
Physical and mental activities require a lot of glucose. If the glucose supplied from the blood does not meet its needs, it will use the body’s reserves at this time.
In the process of using the body’s reserves, a type of lactic acid is produced.
The accumulation of lactic acid is a physiological and biochemical manifestation of fatigue.
Sleep can relieve this fatigue.
When I fell asleep, all my activities stopped, my muscle consumption was reduced, and my body temperature was lowered to save energy.
When people sleep, they also have a function to synthesize new proteins.
Most of the new proteins that the human body needs are synthesized while sleeping.
So sleep is essential to relieve fatigue and rest your body.
Second, organize the information and bring insight.
We go through many things during the day, our brain keeps track of it, monitors it all the time, and keeps track of everything that happens around you.
Whether you are conscious or unconscious, especially the amount of visual information is large, as long as your eyes are swept, all the stimuli will run into your brain.
When you sleep, your brain will appear, reorganize, and then organize, and then put it into different functional circuits of the brain according to different content.
In addition, the brain has the function of learning at night.
For example, in a famous case in the West, detectives were puzzled during the day and couldn’t figure out how this case happened.
As a result, he had a dream at night, what happened to the dream, and the next day he broke the case according to his dream.
In night sleep like this, dreams sometimes bring epiphany, sometimes they bring innovation.
Third, regulate psychology.
We know that if you had a good dream the night before, you felt anxious and comfortable the next day.
But if you have a nightmare, and the next day is not happy, you will feel that you are not sleeping well, and you will feel anxious, irritable, lose your temper, and be calm.
It can be seen that dreaming is an essential alternation to maintain a good attitude.
From the perspective of psychoanalytic psychology, the significance of dreams lies in the satisfaction of desires.
No matter if you are a noble person or a humble person, the deepest part of our soul has collected too many desires that are willing or able to speak and unwilling or unable to speak.
Many of these almost endless desires cannot be satisfied instantly or at all in unreal life.
Benefits in real life or unsatisfactory desires can be obtained in dreams to adjust psychological balance.
If there are no dreams, then the big and small desires will make us sleepless.
Even if we sometimes feel uneasy and worried in our dreams, we can make dreams and sleep the same.