posted on Jun, 27 2010 @ 08:30 PM
I've been pondering this a couple days now, and I have a theory as to why people dream.
I've read some different reasons scientists think why we dream, and how we can solve problems in our dreams, or work out everyday issues. I thought
this to be really plausible, then this afternoon I was observing one of my cats sleeping, he was dreaming at the time, and I wondered what he mint be
dreaming about. Why do cats dream?
I don't think cats have much of an imagination, so I think they probably dream about everyday events, such as playing, running, maybe getting a
treat. So, cats therefore don't solve problems in their sleep, nor do they work out issues of everyday life, yet, they still dream.
This got me thinking of what the brain is made up of, that we know about. Neurons, electrons, interconnected electrical impulses, and chemical inputs.
So, I wonder if they only reason people, and animals dream is to keep the brain active during the dormant hours of sleep. Maybe without activity, the
brain suffers from lack of use, so by dreaming, we are keeping the brain fresh and useful.
I also think some of us, that dream often, and have either dreams where we have breakthroughs to problems, or have lucid dreams in which we are aware
and can influence the dreams to so e extent have begun to tap into the dormant side of sleep and use it to continue growth.
Anyway, it's just my little theory, what do y'all think?