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Sleep about murder speaks about propensity to aggression

09 December 2014, 09:00

Specialists have long been interested in the theme of dreams. A recent study in this area has shown that people who are prone to aggression often see in their dreams suicidal scenes. Records noted that dreams of suicide are often dreamed of cruel, withdrawn, focused on their inner world people who are difficult to establish contact with others. But this discovery has already been criticized by independent experts.

In the sleep laboratory, which is located in the German Central Institute of Mental Health, we are convinced that sleep reflects a person's state during wakefulness in hypertrophied form. Such conclusions were made by scientists after a survey of 400 students. On average, each participant in the survey could recall 2-3 sleeps that dreamed for one week, about 19% of students noted that the dream was related to the murder.

At the same time, scientists noted that men often dreamed more aggressive dreams than women.

It really surprised experts that this kind of dreams were associated not only with the aggressiveness of man, but also with seclusion.

In all likelihood, introverts (closed people, who are heavily going to contact with others) conceal an internal aggression that finds an outlet in their dreams.

Also, experts noted that dreams of murder bothered participants not so often (about 4% of cases among men and less than 1% among women).

In another study in the field of dreams, it was found that night blind people are more likely to have nightmares (about 25% of dreams). In people with normal vision, nightmares occupy 6% of dreams.

People who are blind from birth are visited by special dreams that are not related to visual images, in this case sleep is more associated with taste, tactile, olfactory sensations. Experts interrogated 50 people, as a result of which they found out what people had dreamed about during the last month.

Half of the survey participants were with normal vision, 11 people were blind from birth, and 14 blinded during life.

In the first group (with normal vision), nightmares were associated with what threatened a person in real life.

In the third group of respondents, in which people lost sight, scientists noted that the dream is associated with visual images, but the number of such dreams depended on the period of blindness (the more time passed since the moment of blindness, the less visual images a person saw in a dream) This 7% of dreams was associated with nightmares.

In a group of blind people from the birth, dreams were associated with emotions, and specialists suggested that people who are blind from birth are more susceptible and vulnerable, so they feel more danger and insecurity and need psychological support.

Also, experts recommend paying attention to children's dreams. Frequent nightmares can indicate a mental disorder.

Terrible dreams torment many children, but really it is necessary to worry if nightmares are dreamed to the child constantly, thus he in a dream waves with his hands and screams.

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Portnov Alexey Alexandrovich

Education: Kiev National Medical University. A.A. Bogomolets, Specialty - "General Medicine"

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