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.
11. Whether you’re depressed
Depressed people start dreaming much sooner than others, as early as 45 minutes after falling asleep, rather than the usual 90 minutes.
12. Death may be near
The closer a person is to passing, the more likely he or she is to dream about loved ones who’ve passed on.
13. What medications you’re taking
Many drugs are known to cause bad dreams, including antidepressants, antibiotics, statins and some antihistamines.
Sources: Kelly Bulkeley, a psychologist specialising in dream research; Dr Michael Howell, a neurologist at the University of Minnesota; Stephanie Silberman, a board?certified sleep specialist in Fort Lauderdale, Florida; Rosalind Cartwright, author of The Twenty-Four Hour Mind: The Role of Sleep and Dreaming in Our Emotional Lives; Veronica Tonay, author of The Creative Dreamer: Using Your Dreams to Unlock Your Creativity; Michael Schredl, of the Central Institute of Mental Health’s sleep laboratory in Mannheim, Germany.