What Are Dreams?
Our dreams are made up of a combination of thoughts, images, and emotions. The majority of our dreams are thought out during our REM (Rapid Eye Movement) stage. The period of REM usually takes up close to a quarter of our sleep, or roughly around 120 minutes a night. Most of the time when we get a full night's sleep we will participate in or around 3 to 5 laps of REM sleep, each getting gradually longer as the night progresses. Most people over the age of 10 start having up to 4 to 6 dreams per night and that we lose up to 90% of our dream in the first minute of waking up.
Symbols, events, places and even people have certain meanings in dreams. Most of the time the "dreamer" is the best person to interpret their dreams. Sometimes a deeper and more spiritual meaning can be gained by asking another person.