This Is Why You Dream

Rahul Jandial


In Circulation





Dreams are a source of mystery. They have changed the course of individual lives and the world, spurring business deals, inspiring art and scientific breakthroughs, triggering military invasions and mental breakdowns. Yet the source of dreams is not mysterious. They are the product of an extraordinary transformation that occurs in the brain each night when we sleep.

In this pioneering book, bestselling neurosurgeon Rahul Jandial delves into the dreaming brain and shares stories from his own practice to show the astonishing impact that dreams have on our waking life. He explains how dreaming of an exam might help you score up to 20% higher, why taking a long nap could make you better at problem-solving, and even that certain dream disorders can warn you of serious diseases like Parkinson’s years ahead of other symptoms. He offers clear and compelling advice, backed by new research, to become a lucid dreamer, understand your dreaming patterns and unleash their creative power.

Sharing the very latest discoveries in modern neuroscience, This Is Why You Dream provides answers to some fundamental questions: Why do we dream? How do we dream? What do dreams mean? And perhaps, most importantly, do we sleep in order to dream?

What will you learn from this book

  1. Dreams are meaningful: Jandial may argue that dreams are not just random occurrences during sleep but are significant reflections of our waking life experiences, emotions, and subconscious desires.

  2. Brain activity during dreams: The book likely delves into the neuroscience behind dreaming, explaining how different parts of the brain are active during dreaming and how this activity influences dream content.

  3. Dream interpretation: Jandial might explore various methods of interpreting dreams, from psychoanalytic approaches to more scientific perspectives, and how these interpretations can provide insights into our psyche.

  4. Emotional processing: Dreams often serve as a means for the brain to process and make sense of emotions, experiences, and memories, which can help promote emotional well-being and understanding.

  5. Recurring dreams: The book may discuss the phenomenon of recurring dreams and what they might reveal about unresolved issues or persistent concerns in our lives.

  6. Lucid dreaming: Jandial might touch upon the concept of lucid dreaming, where individuals become aware that they are dreaming and can sometimes exert control over their dream environment, exploring its potential benefits and applications.

  7. Dreams as problem-solving tools: Dreams may offer solutions to real-life problems by presenting them in metaphorical or symbolic ways, allowing us to approach challenges from new perspectives.

  8. Cultural and historical perspectives: The book might explore how dreams have been perceived and interpreted throughout history and across different cultures, highlighting the universal human fascination with dreaming.

  9. Sleep disorders and dreaming: Jandial could discuss how various sleep disorders, such as insomnia or sleep apnea, can impact dreaming and what this reveals about the relationship between sleep, dreams, and overall health.

  10. Practical applications: Finally, the book might offer practical advice on how individuals can better understand and harness the power of their dreams for personal growth, creativity, and problem-solving in their waking lives.

Language English
ISBN-10 1529909449
ISBN-13 9781529909449
No of pages 288
Font Size Medium
Book Publisher Cornerstone Press
Published Date 18 Apr 2024

About Author

Author : Rahul Jandial


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