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How Do Dreams Affect Mood?

While your dreams may be forgotten soon after waking, they don’t just stay in your bedroom. Whatever you’re feeling in your dream — good or bad — affects your daytime mood and social interactions the next day.

According to sleep researcher Michelle Carr, studies have shown that people suffering from depression experience “more negative mood and emotion” in their dreams than others, as well as more frequent nightmares.

We’re still learning and processing memories during sleep, and that affects the kinds of dreams we have. Here are a few of the most common ones you may experience:
Lucid dreams:

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Hallucinations in Everyday Life.

Our conscious experiences of the world around us, and of ourselves within it, are kinds of controlled hallucinations that happen with, through and because of our living bodies. Let us take, couple of examples for this. In the rubber hand example, a person's real hand is hidden from the view, and then fake rubber hand is placed in front of him. Then both hands are simultaneously stroke with a paint brush, while the person stares at the fake hand.
Now, for most of the people, after a while, this leads to the very uncanny sensation that the fake hand is in fact part of their hand. And the idea is that the congruence between seeing touch and feeling touch on an object that looks like a hand and is roughly where a hand should be, is enough evidence for the brain to make it's best guess that the fake hand is in fact part of the body.

Here is another example, which shows just how quickly the brain can use new predictions to change what we consciously …