There are many types of dreams, from the ones that we swear are real to the ones that make our hair stand on end and our hearts pound. The question is – are certain types of people more prone to have certain types of dreams? The answer is yes, highly sensitive people or people known as empaths do have more vivid dreams and nightmares.
First, let’s talk about what we mean by empaths. An empath is a person who is very sensitive to the moods and feelings of others and sometimes even to pets and the planet itself. Empaths can pick up on the energetic frequency of people and objects and feel that energy deeply, often affecting their own personal emotions. They pick up on any disharmony in their environment or in the lives of those around them. So with all the energy they absorb, both good and bad, it is no surprise that empaths have a higher frequency of dreams, and especially of nightmares, than the normal person.
Empaths are people too! Often the nightmares are trying to reveal to them something that they may not be picking up with their conscious mind – it is the subconscious mind’s last-ditch effort to get them to see or process something they are unable to do in their waking hours. It is especially important for empaths to analyze their dreams and nightmares because this analyzation often provides a solution to a problem they or a loved one are facing in their lives.
It is also important that empaths do their best to keep a positive attitude towards life and the people around them because studies have shown that stress and fear lead to a higher incidence of nightmares. Also, any personal problems, such as marital issues, health problems, and financial losses can lead to increased nightmares. In addition, healthy eating and exercise are the body’s way of regenerating and releasing any negativity stored in the body; an active lifestyle will also help keep the stress down and nightmares at bay.