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Dreams are unique to every single human being, and their interpretation often open to much discussion.

So just what is your mind trying to tell you when you slumber?

Follow on for the 13 things your dreams reveal about you.

1. How creative you are

1. How creative you are
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Creative people are more likely to dream about unusual settings (rather than home or work) and about obstacles in the natural world, such as a log or a rock they can’t get around.

Here are some simple games to boost your creativity and build greater resilience.

2. Your political views

2. Your political views
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People who describe themselves as conservatives are more likely to have mundane, realistic dreams, while liberals have a more varied and active dream life.

Does that mean liberals are more open-minded?

Or that they’re caught up in their own fantasies?

Take your pick.

Learn the tricks to staying calm even when having a heated conversation.

3. That you’ve got a heart problem

3. That you’ve got a heart problem
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People who have frequent nightmares may be significantly more likely to suffer from an irregular heartbeat or chest pain compared with those who don’t have them, according to a study of older adults.

That may be because heart problems can make it more difficult to breathe at night.

Find the answers you need to stay on top of your heart health.

4. If you’re avoiding something

4. If you’re avoiding something
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Do you ever dream about being pursued by a stranger, a scary monster or a giant tidal wave?

This could indicate that you’re afraid to deal with something in your waking life.

Ask yourself what issue, person or emotion you’re not confronting. Just remember, avoidance and proscrastination happens to even the greatest minds.

5. How fast you’ll bounce back from your divorce

5. How fast you’ll bounce back from your divorce

Divorced people who have longer, more dramatic dreams about the old relationship are more likely to adjust better to being single.

Dreams may help divorced folks (and the rest of us) work through trauma.

Try these additional techniques for getting through divorce, and life’s other scary trials.

6. How you pursue the big answers

6. How you pursue the big answers
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Adults who attend religious services frequently may recall fewer dreams than those who don’t attend worship services regularly. If you’re not relying on religion to answer big life questions, then your dreams may become a resource for insight.

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7. That you’re a workaholic

7. That you’re a workaholic
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Type A personalities tend to report more disturbing dreams than laid-back folks. Hard-driving types put more pressure on themselves, and that stress can appear in dreams.

8. If you’ll pass a test with flying colours

8. If you’ll pass a test with flying colours
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University students spent an hour learning how to navigate a complex maze.

When tested later, the only students whose performance improved were those who had dreamed about the maze during a nap.

Dreaming may consolidate memories, which boosts learning and problem-solving skills.

9. Whether you’ll give up smoking for good

9. Whether you’ll give up smoking for good
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One study found that the more you dream about smoking – and experience the guilt associated with falling off the wagon (even a phantom wagon), the more likely you may be to quit.

10. Your risk of Parkinson’s

10. Your risk of Parkinson’s
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Up to 90 per cent of people who act out violent dreams – by punching, kicking or yelling while asleep – may eventually develop Parkinson’s disease.

The behaviour may indicate REM sleep behaviour disorder, an early sign of the disease.

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