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Dreams Can Come True

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What are dreams? They can be described as successions of images, ideas, emotions, and sensations that occur mostly in the mind during certain stages of sleep. Do dreams have meanings? Do dreams come true? It depends on the dreamer and the dream. I have always been a dreamer for as long as I can remember. And my dreams do come true 99.9% of the time. Strange I know but true. I remember my classmates in high school jokingly begging me not to dream about them, because whatever I dream about would happen for real within days. As I got older, my dreams became more infrequent and I started to notice a pattern. I could go weeks without having a single dream, and then have multiple dreams every night on a random week. And then I realised the triggers. I would likely have a dream when I am exhausted, restless, anxious or worried about something.

Most of my dreams become a reality or become the complete opposite. Some mornings, I would wake up knowing fully well that I had a dream but I won’t remember a single thing. I think dreams are crazy mind games sometimes.

This pattern went on until I became pregnant some years ago. My dreams became very vivid as soon as I took in. I read about how vivid dreams can become during pregnancy but I never imagine how real they would feel. I could hardly fall asleep throughout the duration of my pregnancy, sleep eluded me but whenever it found me, I would have multiple dreams in 1 night, and they felt so real. I was not comfortable on the bed, so I slept on a recliner chair on most nights (that recliner chair was a life saver), and I observed my dreams were more frequent and more bizarre than normal. I dreamt of the silliest things some nights but most of my dreams were centred around my babies, labour, and my pregnancy. I dreamt of what their sexes would be, their development in my womb, various pregnancy stages, labour and delivery, what they would look like, them being toddlers, you name it, I probably dreamt it.

Looking back now, I think the vivid dreams had to do with my pregnancy hormones, because I found out that many pregnant women complain about vivid dreams too. It could also be down to the fact that I could hardly have uninterrupted sleep with the constant toilet trips, discomfort, aches and pains, so it was more likely for me to remember my dreams vividly.

My dreams returned to the usual pattern after delivery, and it has stayed the same, pretty much. I dream every now and again, not regular, not as vivid, but they do come true, or become the complete opposite, 99.9% of the time.

Did you have vivid dreams while pregnant? Do you dream frequently? Do your dreams come true? Lets talk, sound off in the comment section please.

Thanks for reading and have a lovely day.

 

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Cure Acne in 7 Days

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I have been sleep derived for days now, thanks to my darling baby boy. I was warned about the terrible twos and the sleeping problems it comes along with, but nothing prepared me for what I am currently going through. I am lucky, if I get 4 hours uninterrupted sleep on some nights, kisses to the beauty gurus for innovating the magic stick or liquid – concealer, it usually does the trick. Good makeup and a strong cup of coffee get me through the day on most days, but I now want a more permanent solution to my sleep worries.

I have also realised that apart from me going about like a zombie all day, due to my lack of sleep, my skin also suffers. I have more acne and spots when I am unable to have at least 7 hours sleep a night, than when I do have a good night sleep. On the few occasions, when my little ones allow me sleep, I find that I struggle to find a comfortable position to drift off. I have tried changing pillows, beddings, even tried a Boots sleep pillow mist, and I am still not getting my beauty sleep, so now I am thinking of changing our mattress.

We have had our mattress for now for almost 6 years now, and I know most brands recommend you change your mattress every 8 years, but I think ours is due for a change. I think the most important thing in my makeup bag is my BED (even though it does not fit in my makeup bag), it is not called a beauty sleep for nothing, without sleep there is no beauty or life. Research has shown that it is possible to survive without eating for weeks, but live only 11 days without sleeping, that fact alone should encourage us to make the most of our bed.

An independent study carried out by Adjustable Beds revealed improvements to skin, concentration, mood and well-being from a good night’s sleep. Check out the findings in this video below:

So there you have it. Having a good night sleep (8 hours every night), can cure acne in 7 days. I now aim to call it a day every night once it is 11pm. I know this will be hard, since I am so used to going to bed after midnight everyday, but it not good for my skin or state of mind, so I will be making changes.

Do you have 8 hours sleep every night? Sound off in the comment section.

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