Essay by milesdixonCollege, UndergraduateA+, April 2014

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Does anybody here have a dream? <crowd> According to Merriam webster.com, dreams are a series of thoughts, visions, or feelings that happen during sleep. While our dreams can often be unclear and confusing, other times dreams can be interpreted to actually mean something. There are many theories of why we dream the different types of dreams, and why there are those of us who don't dream. My name is Miles Dixon and I will be informing you on the different types of dreams.

Dreaming is not a new concept and the idea dates back thousands of years. Scientists are discovering new types of dreams. Yet there are three main types of dreaming. 1. Lucid Dreams 2. Day Dreams and 3. Reoccurring Dreams. A Lucid dream is any dream in which one is aware that they are dreaming. The Greek philosopher, Aristotle, stated that, "often when one is asleep, there is something in consciousness which declares that what then presents itself is but a dream" referring to Lucid Dreaming.

Lucid dreaming can often cause nightmares that seem like real life. I actually have had a nightmare from a lucid dream. (Describe the lucid dream). Yet, in this state of dream, anything is possible that you can imagine.

Day Dreams are classified as a level of consciousness between sleep and wakefulness. Recent studies have shown that each individual daydreams 70-120 minutes a day. This may not come as surprise to some of you college students. Yet, it is actually good thing to daydream. If I were to ask you, "How many things could you make with a brick?" You might come up with 5-6 things right now. Yet, if I let you doze off for 5-10 minutes and then asked you the same question. You would average 2 to 3...