Dream FAQ• Do we all dream?
Yes. Research has shown that we do all dream even though some of us rarely or never remember our dreams.
• Do we dream all night?
No. We can experience dreams at any time, however the strongest and most vivid dreams occur during REM sleep.
• Why do we dream?
• What do dreams mean?
The answer to both of those questions is the same: Nobody really knows. There are many different theories, ranging from Freud's theory of dreams through to the activation synthesis theory that dreams are simply an accidental product of random brain activity.
• Can you interpret my dreams for me?
No. I'm not a trained doctor, counsellor or psychologist. There are no dream dictionaries on this site.
• What are "lucid" dreams?
A lucid dream is simply one in which you become aware that you are dreaming. Then - if the shock doesn't wake you up! - you can take control of the dream. It's an awesome experience - read more on my lucid dream pages.
• I never remember my dreams - what can I do?
Dream recall can be drastically improved by using a few simple techniques such as keeping a dream journal. In fact, this is usually the first step towards lucid dreaming - see the lucid dream techniques section.