My dream started out with a huge unrecognizable, scary creature chasing me at full speed. No matter how fast I ran, I wasn't able to gain enough ground to outrun the creature and hide. I was approaching a huge cliff with nowhere else to turn. I looked behind me and i had no other choice but to jump. I reached the bottom surprisingly at an okay state, and i looked up and saw the creature falling above turn into a thousand little daisys. At that moment I woke up.
In Pyschology, when dealing with dreams, there are theories that pyschologists go by to interpret and give meaning to our thoughts that go on at night. The three main theories are evolutionary circadian theory which deals with part of circadian rhyths, sleep evolved to conserve energy and to serve as protection from predators. The second one is repair/restoration theory which is sleep that serves a recuperative function, allowing organisms to repair or replenish key factors. The last is Information Consolidation Theory of Sleep which means based on cognitive research and suggests that people sleep in order to process information that has been acquired during the day
Based on the theories above, the theory that best supports my dream would by the information consolidation theory. It was clearly a night-terror where i wasn't able to gain control of the situation and gain conscience. Thinking back to that day, i had read an article about a murder about a young girl. It might have been related to the helplessness that i felt in my dream where no matter how hard i faught to get away i had absolutly no power at all.
After learning the basics that are involved with disecting a dream in pyschology, i was able to understand that while you sleep, you have random thoughts relating to the previous day spiratically going through your head that might trigger numous thoughts relating to those thoughts. Its your brains way of sorting through all your memories to figure out what belongs in LTM or stay in...