Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: USDF Region 1, USEA Area 2, USEF Zone 3 - Maryland
Did you see a news story about a car accident that day or anything?
I think that dreams are our brains' ways of sorting out and "filing" all of the information we took in that day. I learned about that theory in ap psychology and it makes the most sense to me.
Imagine your brain as a room with a bunch of filing cabinets. At night, it's sorting everything out that happened that day and "filing" it away. So if you heard about a car accident, that's going in the "car accident" file. When that drawer is opened your brain might suddenly remember about this other accident that happened a while back about a truck that fell off a bridge because that memory is stored in there also. That's a rough example, but hopefully you get the idea.
Most nights I can figure out while I dreamt what I did. I have to think quick though because I can only remember them for about 1/2 an hour after I wake up.
But sometimes I'm like "what the heck did I eat last night?" because they're so weird. That only tends to happen if I'm very restless and can't get into a deep sleep... it's like I'm subconsciously willing the dream to have a certain outcome. IDK, it's weird ;)
I love dreaming though, lol
-Melanie Mom to 3 bays: Beau, Daisy & Cavalina