Dr Oz’s Slumber Party included a segment called Do Your Dreams Mean You Are Unhealthy? How To Analyze Dreams! Have you ever thought about why you dream at night or how your dreams impact your health? Doctor Oz said that dreams send us vital messages about our lives, so here are some ways to unlock the hidden messages in your dreams.
Dr Oz: Dream Interpretations
Dr Oz said that all of us dream two hours per night, which is a total of around 50,000 hours in a lifetime. What is a dream? What causes them? All dreams occur during REM sleep, which is active sleep. During REM Sleep, your heart rate rises and your eyes move rapidly. Dr Sigmund Freud believed that dreams reveal important unconscious emotions that warn us, inspire us and tell us when we are in trouble. How can you harness the power of your dreams to transform your life?
Dr Oz: Lauri Lowenberg Dream Analyst
Dr Oz brought onto his show Lauir Lowenberg, a Dream Analyst and author of Cracking The Dream Code, and she said that dreams are important because they show you what you are thinking on a deeper and more intuitive level. Your conscious mind goes away when you sleep and your subconscious mind goes to work. Dr Michael Breus said that most people dream during REM sleep which is when information gets moved from your short term memory into your long term memory. The term “sleeping on it” should really be “dreaming on it” because we solve our problems and organize our thoughts while we sleep.
Dr Oz: Why Can’t I Remember Dreams?
Dr Oz asked Dr Breus why some people cannot remember their dreams every night. Dr Breus said that we remember our dreams when we wake-up in the middle of having one. It also depends on the emotional content of the dream. Dr Breus tends to have a dream where he is at high school and cannot remember his locker combination whenever he is stressed out.
Dr Oz: How To Remember Dreams
Lauri Lowenberg said that you should do the following things to help you remember your dreams:
1. Get a Dream Journal and keep it on your bedside table.
2. Use an alarm clock that is gradual or set it to the lowest sound possible.
3. Take B Complex vitamins, especially vitamin B6.
4. When you wake-up, remain still and quiet your mind.
Lowenberg said that you will be amazed at how your dreams will come back to you. Vitamin B6 helps to increase dream clarity, but you also have to be careful because some b vitamins can energize you and keep you from falling asleep.
Dr Oz: Football Dream Interpretation
Dr Oz told Lauri Lowenberg that he had a dream the other night that he was on a college campus and going to a football game and wanted to be included because one team was down a person, but they did not want to add him into the game. Lowenberg said that football is a common activity in a dream because it is a competitive sport. You always have to look for a metaphor in your dreams. Perhaps if you dream about football you want to tackle something or pass on something right now? Also, the fact that the dream was in a college setting might be telling you to go back to ground zero and start over from scratch, since that is really when your career begins.
Dr Oz: Forget Locker Combination Dream
A lady in Dr Oz’s audience said that she has a dream where she is in high school and cannot find her class schedule, cannot get to the right classroom, forget the locker combination and can’t remember anyone. Lauri Lowenberg said that high school is a common dream that is usually connected to your job or career. It is a good indication that you do not feel like you are where you want to be or where you should be in your job or career.
Dr Oz: Car Crash Dream & Falling Dream
Another lady in Dr Oz’s audience said that she had a recurring dream where she was driving down a road on an elevated ramp and would crash. You would always wake-up as soon as the crash took place, until her father died. Now the same dream happens but she falls in a very calming and soothing way. Lauri Lowenberg said that the car crashing dream relates to when something stops in your life – like breaking up with a boyfriend or something crashing and burning. Falling in dreams is usually related to depression, but if you have a calm relaxing fall then it could be a sign that you are at a good place in your grief phase from your father’s death.
Dr Oz: Decode Dreams
There are three steps to decoding your dreams:
1. Understand that everything in your dream is all about you, so find yourself in your dream.
2. Figure out the main emotion.
3. Find something in the previous day that is similar to your dream. Dreams are always connected to the previous day – whatever you talk or think about. So it is a good idea to keep a Dream Journal and a Day Journal so that you can go back and connect the dots.