Can you remember the last dream you had? Maybe you were with your favourite celebrity or you could fly. Perhaps you had a nightmare and you woke up in the middle of the night. Good morning/afternoon Mrs. Nazar and classmates. Today, I will be talking to you about dreams.
First of all, I am going to be telling you what dreams are and when they occur. Dreams are images, thoughts, sounds, and voices that we experience while we sleep. They can include people you know and people you have never met. They can also include places you’ve been or places you’ve never been to. There are endless possibilities to what occurs during your dream and there is no real reason why you end up dreaming what you do. You experience most of your dreams during the R.E.M stage of sleep and it is more likely that you will remember your dreams when they occur during this stage. R.E.M stands for rapid eye movement. During this stage of sleep, your eyes move quickly, your breathing and heart rate aren’t consistent, and your skeletal muscles become slightly paralyzed. This makes sure we don’t act out our dreams physically.
Now I am going to tell you about some of the different types of dreams. A few of them are normal dreams, nightmares, and lucid dreams. Normal dreams are dreams where you don’t know that you’re dreaming until you wake up. Everyone dreams at least one normal dream every night. Nightmares are just normal dreams that develop into a scary dream. When you have a nightmare, you don’t know that you’re dreaming, so your mind thinks that it’s actually happening. Next, I am going to tell you about lucid dreams. Lucid dreams are dreams that you experience while you are physically sleeping, like all of the other dreams, but you know that you are dreaming and/or can control the dream or some parts of the dream.
Finally, I’m going to tell you about two famous ideas that were inspired from dreams. First is the sewing machine. The creator of the sewing machine, Elias Howe had a very violent dream that was based off of his frustrations about making his design of the sewing machine work. He had a dream about people who threatened to kill him if he couldn’t come up with a design that would work. He didn’t come up with a design in the dream so the people stabbed him with a knife that had a hole at the top. He decided to add the hole to the top of the needle on the sewing machine, and it worked. Finally, I am going to tell you how “Google” was inspired from a dream. In 1996, Larry Page was scared because he thought that he got accepted into college by accident and he would be kicked out. He got anxiety and then dreamed about being able to “download and store the Internet on individual PCs”. When he woke up, he wanted to know if it was possible. With all the data he had, he found out it wasn’t, but he could save them as individual links. He then had an idea to create a “searchable database of links to web pages” and he then created “Google”.