Unhinged Episode #048: Sweet Dreams - Unhinged

Unhinged Episode #048: Sweet Dreams

by Ed 3 Comments
Unhinged Episode #048: Sweet Dreams

In this episode, we discuss dreams and dreaming. What are dreams? Can they give us insights into our subconscious? Doug’s recent nightmare ultimately had a cathartic effect for him, bringing him closer to family. It was immediately followed by a very positive dream where his mother was a focal point. Each dream had a profound effect on his mood, but are these dreams just thoughts being processed randomly by the sleeping brain with no set intention?

We also touch on lucid dreaming and binaural beats. Being able to control your dreams is an often sought after experience, and some binaural recordings are meant to help your brain reach that state. But can this be dangerous? Anecdotal evidence shows that some of these recordings can trigger intense nightmares in some people, which can lead to psychological trauma. One has to wonder if “brainwave entrainment” is worth it.

Lastly, we discuss recurring dreams and Ed talks about one recurring dream he had as a child and what it might mean.

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  1. bsmntdwllr73 (Avery)
    A very fascinating topic and one that is worth returning to. I'm fortunate enough to remember most of my dreams, but on the minus side many of them are anxiety-based. Sometimes I wish that I could program them to be a little more exciting. You know, perhaps to provide a spark or two for my already equally- mundane waking hours!! Also, another creative and enticing musical performance off the top: Thanks!!
    • Doug
      Thanks Avery...good insight, and thanks for the nice words on our 'musical experiments', as I'm calling them for now! "These dreams go on when I close my eyes, Every second of the night, I live another life. These dreams that sleep when it's cold outside, Every moment I'm awake, the further I'm away."
  2. bsmntdwllr73(Avery)
    Hey Doug, thanks for the speedy reply!! Although somehow your quoting of the lyrics from Heart's "These Dreams" doesn't quite effect me in the same way without the accompanying music video. But "A" for effort, of course!! FYI: "These Dreams" was co-written by Bernie Taupin, Elton John's longtime songwriting partner, who also co-wrote "We Built This City" in 1985 as well!

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