What does it mean when your dreams feel so real?

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What does it mean when your dreams feel so real?
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wisdomdepth1111 - Expert in Sleeping Well
December 17th, 2015 9:47pm
When you feel as if you are seeing them come up in your life through signs. Messages, spiritual signs, and awakening...feeling as if it is all meant to be and intended by so much. -ie
StormyAngles18 - Expert in Sleeping Well
December 25th, 2015 8:38pm
If you are having dreams that feel so real to you. You have whats called vivid dreams which are very bright with color and are so close to reality that you can pick out which is which.
magiktoes - Expert in Sleeping Well
December 11th, 2015 4:35am
Perhaps your dreams feel so real because your subconscious is really trying to get you to pay attention to something going on in your life!
Anonymous - Expert in Sleeping Well
May 21st, 2016 2:31pm
It probably means that it's about to happen in your life for real. Pay attention to the dreams like that.
thebartendereffect
January 16th, 2015 4:14pm
Dreams that feel extremely real are known as vivid dreams, and they can be caused by a broad spectrum of things, from abnormal sleep patterns to stress to mental illness to diet. One thing is for sure, if you are suddenly experiencing frequent vivid dreams, you should consider seeing a doctor to make sure it isn't health-related. Pregnancy can also increase frequency in vivid dreaming, so if you have a little one on the way, chances are you are just fine. One way to cope with vivid dreaming is to attempt to practice lucid dreaming - the art of knowing you are dreaming inside the dream. It isn't an easy thing to learn, but there are a lot of books and articles on the subject, if you're interested.
WhisperingPiano
December 30th, 2015 10:16pm
I think there are so many theories on dreams, it will be difficult if not impossible to come to one conclusion but I can add my two cents :). I have had the incredibly realistic dreams (good or bad) when my anxiety has been at a high. I would have had a bad day of anxiety, or tried to fight off panic attacks, or gone to bad and fought for sleep because my heart was pounding. When I eventually fall asleep my dreams feel detailed, enlarged, and very real. I wake up dazed and confused and it takes me a while to realise where I am. I think this could be due to 2 things. Firstly, with anxiety, cortisol levels are incredibly high so I think this chemical must add to the dreams. Secondly, with all the emotions that have been felt during the day (which can be traumatic or emotionally exhausting) it makes sense that dreams would be affected and become vivid. Hope this helps :)
thatgirl1269
December 13th, 2015 10:35pm
Well it's called lucid dreaming. As to what it means, I'm not 100% sure. Sometimes they seem so real that I've actually thought to myself (in the dream) "I know this is a dream but I also know I'm here - this is a REAL PLACE - I have to take a photo to prove I was here" and then I realised "but how do I get it out of this 'dream world' into the waking world? I know, I'll put it under my pillow" and then argued with myself that that was impossible. When dreams feel real, I think they can have a very profound effect on you & it's definitely either your subconscious working on 'stuff' or else I truly believe sometimes we visit other "planes" when we sleep.
NandaOfOuterSpace
December 30th, 2015 2:26am
It can mean that you are experiencing a strong emotion while awake, as love or fear or anger. I often dream with people I really care about or people I'm upset with, and the dreams are always feel pretty real.
Caringmemory98
December 11th, 2015 2:33pm
When dreams feel real its devastating as my dreams are always nightmares... the very same one again and again I suffer from ptsd so my dreams arevmy prison I am stuck... dreaming of the traumatic event that changed me forever having to live through it all is soo hard I wish my dreams didn't feel real
redwhispers
January 3rd, 2016 3:59am
I think it's your subconscious processing actual events that occur or that could occur. Your emotions can play a big role in how you sleep.
HazelEyes2
January 30th, 2016 8:36pm
It may not mean anything in particular. It could just be your body's way of processing things that have been on your mind recently, or in the past.
Dontwurry
December 17th, 2015 2:19pm
Is that what has been happening to you? Have you been dreaming about the events that have been undertaking in your life?
HakunaMatata2k
January 2nd, 2016 4:59am
I'm no oneirologist but to me if a dream really does feel so real to you then maybe that is because you have a very strong bond with that dream or a very strong view point on the situation of that dream and you feel very strongly about it.
vyyvvy
January 2nd, 2016 3:01pm
Dreams that feel extremely real are known as vivid dreams, and they can be caused by a broad spectrum of things, from abnormal sleep patterns to stress to mental illness to diet. One thing is for sure, if you are suddenly experiencing frequent vivid dreams, you should consider seeing a doctor to make sure it isn't health-related. Pregnancy can also increase frequency in vivid dreaming, so if you have a little one on the way, chances are you are just fine. One way to cope with vivid dreaming is to attempt to practice lucid dreaming - the art of knowing you are dreaming inside the dream. It isn't an easy thing to learn, but there are a lot of books and articles on the subject, if you're interested.
Anonymous
January 31st, 2016 2:54pm
It is nothing harmful it is just a result of you being in a very deep state of sleep so you forget what reality is
Anonymous
May 26th, 2016 11:54pm
dreams are the portal to another world so it could be a real experience in another dimention.......it cuold actually be your subconscious trying to deal with troubles
Anonymous
May 19th, 2018 1:54pm
If you dream feel real , it may turn out to be real I’ve had a couple dreams that felt real that actually really came true it just didn’t happen in the same setting
nuuuris
May 20th, 2016 8:50am
To be honest with you it happens to me all the time! sometimes I even confuse the reality with my dreams and I get crazy trying to difference both! I personally don't think that it means necesarilly anything. Some people have more imagination than others and our brains can represent dreams more real rather than other people can! However, there are internet pages that you can check where they show you what your dreams meant! If you are keen on this stuff maybe you could buy a book about it! If you want to talk about it or have more doubts please message me! Hugs💞
SocialButterfly31
March 13th, 2015 6:01am
I feel as you can look at a dream book and it can decode what is in your dreams I really do belief sometimes your dreams can predict the future or they can rewind and look at the past.
Thanks4Calling
September 22nd, 2015 9:38am
People dream when they are happy about something or something is bothering them and their mind is busily trying to come up with a solution while they sleep. Your subconscious mind is your memory bank . If they are frightening dreams stop and think if you have anything troubling you. If so your mind has gone into its library and tried to match your troubled thinking with outcomes. Depending on how upsetting the problem is. Your mind can be like a producer seeking out a negative story or a positive story, depending on what you have stored in your brain. The answer is there and your mind is seeking it out. Try to store more positive readings, movies,friendships.
Anonymous
December 16th, 2015 4:59am
Many people have different visions on what dreams mean. Some will say there is a hidden meaning, as well as some saying that they are just dreams. It is for you to decide which you think is true.
Anonymous
January 18th, 2015 5:09pm
When a dream feels real it means that you are really involved in that dream and that you're thinking hard about something. Dreams that you remember afterwards are the bizarre dreams that acquire your attention or that didn't make sense. usually you dream a lot and forget most dreams because you came to a conclusion while dreaming. But the things you remember were problems without solution.
veronicahaunani
December 13th, 2015 3:42am
It means you are open to the reality of your dreams meaning you have learned to transform thought into action.
LabrynthMania
December 11th, 2015 2:47pm
They are just dreams which you experienced nearer to the time you woke up, don't worry, it's natural
peacefulReeds21
December 10th, 2015 12:06pm
It means that your consciousness is so strong that it makes your dreams feel so real. That is it by my point of view.
igetcha
January 9th, 2016 4:06am
Dreams are mangled up experiences & thoughts. For me they feel real when I'm stressed out about something or thinking about something a lot
Aquadreamer4151
April 7th, 2016 7:15pm
our mind is a very sophisticated story teller and sometimes our dreams are things we wish would happen or fears playing out in our mind.
FaithDaLibra
May 26th, 2016 4:45pm
Mmm , I had a couple of those dream's and they are nice . Sometimes you have dream's like that because they are trying to tell you an message .
Anonymous
April 18th, 2018 9:42pm
The situation of the dreams could be linked with something you are going through or have done in life... maybe the stresses of not studying hard enough for an exam could link to a dream of having to climb a very high mountain, without the aid or knowledge on how to approach it and what obstacles will there be for e.g.
Anonymous
September 14th, 2015 3:47am
Dreams that feel real are usually triggered by what you are thinking about before you go to bed, these dreams are usually called 'Lucid Dreams' where you are in full control of what happens and therefore can make what happens in the dream suit your current emotion. It usually just means that you were thinking about something in detail before you slept, maybe something that was bothering you or something that was making you happy and then when you went to sleep your mind molded your dream around those thoughts making it feel so real to you.