Three thousand years BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on tablets made of wax . One millennium later, Ancient Egyptians wrote a dream book listing for more than hundred common dreams and their meanings. And in the years that came, we haven’t paused in our quest to understand why we dream. So, after a great technological advancement, scientific research, and persistence, we still don’t have any clue. All we have some are just some interesting theories.
We dream to solve problems
In your dreams, your mind is unbound to obey the laws of reality and common sense. He can create limitless scenarios to help you grasp problems and formulate solutions that you may not consider while awake. It is how renowned chemist August Kekule discovered the structure of the benzene molecule. John Steinbeck called it the committee of sleep, and researcher has demonstrated the effectiveness of dreaming on problem solving. So maybe that is the reason for the saying: The best solution for a problem is to sleep on it.