The Importance of Dreaming and Sleeping

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The Importance of Dreaming and Sleeping Dreams and dreaming is an important part of our lives. They’re a reliable source of insight, personal enrichment, and life affirming revelations. Dreams are the language of a person's subconscious mind. Before a person starts to dream, there are certain cycles or stages that a person goes through in their sleep. Sleeping is important to our lives. Many people spend about twenty five years sleeping and dreaming. There are four-ninety minute stages of sleep that a person goes through a night. To begin with stage one. This is when breathing is regular, heart rate slows down, and blood pressure decreases. A person could still be awake during this stage. Slowly the person drifts to stage two. During this stage, the person is unaware of what is going on in the outside surroundings. As the person falls deeper into sleep, the person goes into stage three and four. It is harder to wake someone up when they reached this stage. It takes about an hour for a person to go through all four stages. Yet, not everyone goes through all of these stages a night. Throughout the night, stages four and five repeated. REM (rapid eye movement) takes place when a person is at the deepest level of sleep. In REM, eyes move quickly under the eyelid. Dreaming takes place at this stage. Dreams occur more often and they are more real at this stage. These dreams are story like, intense, and passionate. (Encarta-psychology, CD-ROM) There are many ways to look at dreams. The psychoanalytic, biological, and cognitive views of dreaming. In psychoanalytic view, Freud came up with a theory called the "wish-fulfillment theory." Wish-fulfillment theory is " dream a interpretation that emphasizes the roles of the manifestation content of dreams" (Huffman, Vernoy, and Vernoy, 139). In a psychoanalytic view, they say that dreams are hidden signs of suppresses needs. In a biological perspective, they believe that dreams are not important- they are stimulation of brain cells. In a cognitive view, they believe dreams are an important part of information processing. (Huffman,Vernoy,and Vernoy, 140) There are no proven facts on why we dream. This is why there are a lot to go with these theories on dreaming. There alot of dream theorists that wrote on why people dream. Freud was always enchanted by dreams. He believed tha... ... middle of paper ... ...(Encarta, Psychology, CDROM)These people say the dreams are important to live a full and complete life. It is difficult for us to study dreams and how they work while we’re sleeping. People can only decide for themselves and believe what they was to believe in. Only the dreamer can determine what is right or wrong. Outline I. Introduction to sleep A. Introduction statement II. Typical sleep cycle A. stages of sleep B. dreaming sleep III. Theories of sleep A. Freud’s theory B. Jung’s theory VI. Understanding dreams A. Self understandin B. Scientific understanding Bibliography 1.Encarta Psychology CD ROM 2.Karen Huffman, Mark Vernoy, Judith Vernoy PSYCHOLOGY IN ACTION Wiley John and Son. Inc. COPYRIGHT 1999 3.The CG Jung page HTTP//:WWW.CGJUNG.COM 4. The Sigmund Freud page HTTP//:WWW.LANDOW.BROWN.EDU Ps: to the person who gets this i got this with no bibliography or outline and every word and sentence was wrong but i did no reasearch and thats the part that worked for me and i used the internet to fine suitable pages and book titles hehe well hope your teacher likes it

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