Do You Know Why Can't We Run Or Shout In Dreams And Why We Chase Dreams?

in #science5 years ago

This is very defficult and common question : Why we can't run or shout?
Now see the answer....

Sleep follows a peculiar architecture. It happens in roughly 90 minutes cycle. Each cycle will have two parts NREM and REM. NREM again has N1,N2 and N3 stages. All these stages are characterized by typical brain activity, eye movement and muscle tone. With this background let me come to your question.

Majority of dreams happen during REM stage of sleep. During this time brain disconnects all skeletal muscles from action so that dreams are not acted out. This is true to all higher mammals. We also dream during other stages of sleep as well but they are way different from REM stage dream. There are realistic and bizzare dreams, color & black n white, you can feel smell and touch as well in some cases.

Now once you come out from REM stage and go back to stage 1 of NREM sleep of next cycle, your muscles will get back their tone. If we are slightly conscious in between (known as micro arousals) we feel like we are going to fall( I am sure that all of us have experienced this). This is called hypnic jerk. There are few more reasons why muscles become atonic(no activity) during REM sleep.

This is the main reason of this.

Secondly why we chase dreams?
Let's see...

Chase Dreams - dreaming of running away or being chased
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Chased Dream Meanings

Dreaming of being chased can be a common theme in dreams. It is a sign you are worrying about something in your real life. Being chased in a dream is your subconscious telling you to need to stop running and face the issues. You need to deal with things. You have responsibilities you cannot avoid. Others may rely on you. You need to move on to continue to provide for yourself and your family.

A man dreaming of being chased by a woman can indicate he feels trapped or consumed by someone. How close the chaser is to you indicates how long you have before you need to deal with what worries you. If whatever chases you is right behind you, then your problems are going to come to a head soon. If you are caught and attacked, this makes your fears more of reality. This can scare you.
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A recurring dream of being chased is a sign you need to take time out to meditate on why this dream keeps occurring. It will continue until you deal with whatever worries you. This could be at work or something in your personal life. This can be a message there is much you need to achieve.

Being chased by criminals is a warning you need to protect yourself from others who may try to use you sometime in the future. If they are swearing and cursing as they chase you, this reflects your feelings of anger in reality. It is a sign you need to stay silent. Beware of losing your temper. Or, the consequences will be dire.

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A monster chasing you can mean something will conclude shortly. If, when you turn around, there is no one chasing you, this means you have the ability to overcome anything that comes your way. A huge animal close behind you signify new opportunities are delayed. Laughing at what chases you is a sign you can laugh off even the most difficult situations.


Being rooted to the spot, unable to run, means you need to take responsibility. Whatever worries are catching up to you. If you do not grow up and take responsibility, it may consume you. If colleagues chase you, others may feel you do not work as hard as you should. You need to pick up the pace. Being chased by a person means there will be financial challenges soon. In fact, it might be, that you always worry about money regardless of how much you need.


If you are chased by a bull, this indicates trouble at work sometime soon. These could be through the competitive nature of colleagues or suppliers vying for your job or business. A dog chasing you is a sign that you are going to be busy in all areas of your life. Seeing dogs hunting rabbits or foxes signifies there is trouble brewing among those close to you. It is time you need to be careful in your communications to avoid being involved in any dramas. A dog chasing a squirrel means there are arguments between family and friends.
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Being chased by sharks means tough times are coming that you will not be able to avoid. If you are attacked in clear water and get away, this is a sign where you may be questioned about your resourcefulness.

Being chased by a zombie or a mob of people is a warning there is a relationship that has problems you need to resolve. This dream s about how you are running from social pressure, and your responsibilities. If they fail to catch you, then this is a positive sign.

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Chase Dreams can Signal Avoidance
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The common interpretation of the chase dream is that you are being told by your subconscious that there is an issue or person that you have been trying to avoid. In the chase dream your pursuer matters for the meaning. If you are being chased by someone you know it could be that you fear the individual exposing something about you to others or discovering something personal. Being chased by an animal will have a different meaning than being chased by a person.

The person who is chasing you in the dream may also be a certain aspect or characteristic of yourself. If you have feelings of fear, anger, jealousy, or hate, they can often manifest themselves as a threat in a dream. The figure in your dream could also represent characteristics or feelings that you have chosen to reject.

Dreaming about being chased may also mean that you are trying to avoid something painful, uneasy or fearful of something. These feelings in the real world can often be expressed in a person’s subconscious through the act of dreaming about it. People who don’t like to confront situations in the real world and run away from their problem may have a chase or fleeing dream. It is always important to ask yourself what you are running from in the dream.

That's It.

Thanks For Reading.........

References :
1. Dream stop
2. Quora

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