Kimiko wrote:I think that's a normal side effect of being asleep. When dreaming, part of your brain blocks the signals that are sent to your limbs, to keep you from acting out whatever it is you're doing in your dreams. The feedback still works though, so you sort of feel that your limbs aren't doing what you're telling them to. Of course, the dreaming part of your brain goes on trying to make sense of things, so you experience it as moving sluggishly or through water or whatever.
This is true. Also, if you're physically and/or mental tired at night from doing something excessive in the morning, it can also affact your dreams. If your muscles are tired, you can dream of slow and weak movements. If you're thirsty, you might dream that you're in a desert searching for water, etc.
There's also something called a Lucid dream where sleeper's can control their dreams in deep sleep (REM: Rapid eye movement). I've been able to do this ever since I was small. Here's a link if you wish to know more about Lucid dreams: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lucid_dream
I guess I can say that when I was really small, I used to have lots of dreams of fighting endless opponents or some huge mythical beast. This symbolism behind it seems to have come true for me... I wish it was with endless physical fights rather than with arguements for real though. Now when I can control my dreams, I can see myself in an Imperial capital as a Emperor/Kaiser. Mwahahaha!
Edit: I've also found a site about dream meanings if anyone is interested: http://www.dreammoods.com/dreamdictionary/
Just type in a word and click on a letter to get the meaning of some things which you may have seen in your dreams. Personal, I think that you need to discover the meaning to your own dreams. The same thing might mean something different in your dream than someone else's.
For example: Horses in most books mean energy. In my dreams, when ever I had a dream about a horse/s, it usally meant that it was going to rain. Humans, animal, plants and basically all forms of life can feel weather changes in their bodies, but most people are not aware of this. This is way people and animals may react strangely sometimes.
Rainy, dark days usally influence bad moods unlike a sunny day which invokes a good one. This is true even before the different weather sets in. Try thinking weather, if you dream of something strange. Not everything has to have a meaning though. Remember, "Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar." I hope that's at least of some help to anyone. ^_^
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