Dreams and Sleep

Dreams have been described as “the window in to our soul”, but is there any value in exploring them? The short answer is most definitely “yes”.

Research shows that talking about a dream for approximately an hour “can result in “aha” moments for people”.  We also know that during the pandemic, according to the Lyon Neuroscience Centre, dream recall increased by up to 35%.

I have been fascinated by dreams all my life, and have worked professionally as a TV “Dream Expert” in the media.  As a therapist many of my clients have found it helpful to explore what their dreams and nightmares mean.

My new book – Answers in the Dark: Grief, Sleep and How Dreams Can Help You Heal looks at not only why we might be awake at night and what can help, but explores how our dreams can provide insights in to what’s really on our mind. It provides tips on interpreting your own dreams, as well as top tips for more refreshing sleep – even if you work shifts. It’s now available to pre-order on Amazon.  Use the button below to pre-order your copy.

© Copyright Delphi Ellis 2006 – 2021

Published by Delphi Ellis

Therapeutic counsellor, well-being trainer and author working with grief and mental health, helping people get their sparkle back. Explores dreams on telly. Avid tea drinker. © Delphi Ellis - Helping You Sparkle™ 2006 - 21

10 thoughts on “Dreams and Sleep

  1. I keep having dreams about my boyfriend cheating on me and it’s always with different girls. We are both really happy and have both been treated badly in the past. I am quite insecure about my body but he loves it. I don’t feel like I have anything to worry about I just want to understand why this is happening

  2. I have dreams of seeing my bother in law …. he died a year ago…. In one if my dreams he looked young again… he told me that God keeps them busy and he is happy …and he was thirsty… I gave him orange juice

    1. Hi Elda, thanks for sharing, and I’m sorry about what happened to your brother-in-law. I talk about dreams after bereavement here https://thedreamsmaven.com/2016/05/15/dream-question-why-wont-they-speak-to-me-dreams-after-bereavement/ Remember that your dreams contain messages for you, so make sure you’re looking after yourself and your health if you think the orange juice is significant. I’m glad in your dreams your brother-in-law is happy. Remember to keep a dream diary to find out why you have your dreams when you do (e.g. Around anniversaries, birthdays etc). Thanks again for sharing. ^Delphi.

  3. Hello I keep having dreams and night mares of people close to me dieing and wake up so emotional😓I lost my mum when I was 12 years old and have dreams that she’s walking through the door

  4. For the passed couple of days I’ve been dying in my sleep and waking up as soon as my life is about to end, it’s so scary really, what should I do

    1. Men think about sex differently and more often (generally speaking); the part of the brain that thinks about sex is two and a half times larger in men than it is in women. So the interpretation of sex dreams can vary, depending on the content, including what’s happening and with whom.
      Sex in dreams is rarely about sex though, it’s usually about power and control. It would be for you to decide why your wife is having sex with another woman in the dream – including who the other woman is, why her and whether your wife was consenting to the act – and how what we know about the brain, and the theory about control could influence that. Remember though, the dream probably isn’t about your wife at all – its your dream, so have a think about when you’re having it, how often and why.
      Thanks for asking!

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