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Teen Vogue: Common dream themes and why they may not mean what you think

UC psychologist says dreams can serve as a wake up call to take action

Maria Espinola, PsyD, assistant professor in the UC College of Medicine and UC Health clinical psychologist, discusses dreams and what your night of sleep might be indicating is happening in your life. Some believe dreams don’t mean anything and are just “our brain’s response to biochemical changes that happened while we were sleeping,” Espinola told a journalist for Teen Vogue.

If that took away some of the magic, don’t worry: Espinola said some believe dreams can help us manage our feelings, get rid of unnecessary information, and/or make us feel more prepared for the future. But most agree that dreams can’t be interpreted on a widespread level.

Read Dr. Espinola's full interview with Teen Vogue online.

Featured photo of woman floating in water is courtesy of Unsplash.