States of Consciousness
What Is Hypnosis?
Hypnosis has been used to treat a wide number of ailments, yet many understand very little about this process. Learn more in this overview of hypnosis.
Dreams can be both fascinating and baffling, which is why they have garnered attention from philosophers, artists, writers and poets for thousands of years. Only fairly recently in history have researchers began to scientifically study the dreaming process. While people still disagree about the exact purpose of dreams and the possible interpretations of dream content, this area remains a topic…
Characteristics of Dreams
Researchers J. Allan Hobson has identified five of the key characteristics of dreams.
Dream Interpretation: Dream Meanings and Interpretation
What do your dreams mean? Many different dream interpretation theories have been proposed, but experts still are not sure exactly what dreams mean.
Why Do We Dream? - Top Dream Theories
Have you ever wondered why you dream? This question has fascinated people since the beginning of recorded history, but today we still don't fully understand the purpose of dreams. Learn more about some of the most prominent theories of dreams.
Sleep disorders are a common problem for many people. Learn more about some of the most common sleep disorders.
Common Dream Characteristics - Share Your Dream Themes
Dreams often share common characteristics. Do your dreams often feature these common events? Share some of the most common dreams you have with other readers.
Theories of Sleep
While the importance of sleep is well documented, scientists are not entirely certain why we sleep. Learn more about the different theories to explain the reasons behind sleep.
10 Facts About Dreams
Dreams can be fascinating, exciting, terrifying or just plain weird. Learn more about some of the things that researchers have discovered in these ten facts about dreams.
Circadian Rhythms: The Body's "Clock"
Do you ever feel a burst of energy in the morning, but get run down by mid-afternoon? This daily ebb and flow is caused by your body's circadian rhythms. These 'body clocks' have a major impact on your consciousness as well as a wide number of physiological states.
Stages of Sleep
Studies of human sleep have demonstrated that sleep progresses through a series of stages in which different brain wave patterns are displayed. Learn more about the stages of sleep.